Patricia's legacy to White Park Bay

Supporter Patricia stands in front of White Park Bay in Northern Ireland

Looking out from the grassy dunes of White Park Bay, with its golden sands and jutting rocks below, means freedom to Patricia Moorhead. Born in Northern Ireland, she feels she belongs in the remote wildness of this special place, and she's proud of the traditional heritage of her native land.

Patricia has chosen to leave a gift in her will to the National Trust so that more memories can be made in treasured places like hers, and the irreplaceable is never lost.

The white rocks and sand of White Park Bay, Northern Ireland
The white rocks and sand of White Park Bay, Northern Ireland
The white rocks and sand of White Park Bay, Northern Ireland

Paving the way

Leaving a gift to the National Trust is the perfect way to protect our ‘spectacular coasts, majestic mountains, inspirational gardens and historic buildings,’ says Patricia.

In particular, she wants the traditions and historic buildings of her native Northern Ireland to be remembered and celebrated.

‘Land is our most cherished commodity and often the National Trust has been successful in protecting it from insensitive development,’ she says. ‘The traditional crafts such as thatching, dry stone walling, wattle hedging and scything are also being given the opportunity to return, as the National Trust makes courses and day sessions available to help people learn these skills.’

" As the white waves crash to the shore and seagulls dance overhead against the bright blue sky, I revel in the fresh air, the sight of the limestone cliffs and just enjoy being at one with nature."
- Patricia, National Trust supporter

A lasting gift

Ultimately, Patricia says, that by leaving a gift in her will, she is hoping that more people will gain the same sense of freedom she experiences at her own favourite place.

‘As the white waves crash to the shore and seagulls dance overhead against the bright blue sky,’ she says, ‘I revel in the fresh air, the sight of the limestone cliffs and just enjoy being at one with nature, very often on a deserted beach.’

Low tide at White Park Bay, Northern Ireland
white park bay at low tide
Low tide at White Park Bay, Northern Ireland

A big thank you from us

We’re so grateful to everyone who’s left a gift in their will, including Patricia. As a charity, gifts in wills are vital in helping to protect all the special places in our care; from beautiful landscapes and coastline to historic properties. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a real difference and you can even choose to support a particular place that’s special to you.

If you’d like to help look after special places forever, find out more about leaving a gift in your will below.

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