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Visitors in the Library at Killerton, Devon | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Gifts in wills

From restoring world-famous art to protecting wildlife habitats, gifts in wills are at the heart of our work. Please consider leaving a legacy to help look after the places you love.

Free Wills Month

March is Free Wills Month, which means you can write or update a simple will for free if you're 55 or older. Find out how you can help protect nature, beauty and history by leaving us a gift in your will.

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Free will writing 

It's Free Wills Month, so if you're 55 or older you can write or amend a simple will for free. Discover the legal specialists we've partnered with so our supporters can write a will for free, either online, over the phone or face to face.

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Leaving a gift in your will 

Gifts in wills are a great way for you to leave a lasting legacy for the places you love. Any gift, no matter how big or small, will help nature recover and ensure our shared history continues to inspire.

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Leaving a gift in your will frequently asked questions 

If you're considering leaving us a gift in your will, you may have some questions about the process – find out how to contact our Legacy team and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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Contact us to fulfil a legacy gift 

Learn how our Legacy Administration team can help if you’re a solicitor or executor managing a legacy gift left for the National Trust.

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Give back to the places you love

Whether you choose to fundraise, donate or volunteer, there are lots of meaningful ways to help look after the places in our care for future generations.