Come behind the scenes of the National Trust

National Trust ranger Fraser Williamson showing a beetle to a visiting family
Published : 05 Sep 2016 Last update : 28 Nov 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the work we do, then our 2016 TV advert focussed on the work our wonderful staff and volunteers do behind the scenes. It also showed how we go about caring for over 500 special places ‘for ever for everyone’.

The locations used – Chartwell, Toy’s Hill and East Head – were chosen to reflect the wide variety of places in our care andthe importance of these places to all of our lives, and the memories created by experiencing them.

We also want to show how important you are to our work, as it’s only with the support of our members, donors, visitors and volunteers that we can look after these places that make our world that bit more special.

From visitors and members to donors and volunteers, your support is vital to caring for special places.
A child playing in a garden, with National Trust volunteers working in the background
From visitors and members to donors and volunteers, your support is vital to caring for special places.

Mark Scott, marketing agency director says: 'We know the more someone is aware of the our cause and how their support helps, the deeper the connection they have with us.'

Meet the volunteers behind the TV ad

Read about our cause

While we're passionate about open spaces and historic places, we're working hard in other areas too. With your help, we're caring for the environment, food and farming, green energy and transport, and heritage.

Churchill's paintbox, part of the collection at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Anniversary appeal: Keep Churchill at Chartwell 

It’s 50 years since Churchill’s home, Chartwell, opened to the public. We have launched an anniversary appeal to help us keep his irreplaceable collection at Chartwell where it belongs - forever.