Leave a legacy

Leave a Legacy

Protect the wildlife you love for future generations and leave a lasting legacy

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world and have the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife and wild places in their daily lives. Including a gift in your Will to Durham Wildlife Trust, no matter the size, makes a difference and helps protect wildlife across the UK for future generations.

You can include a gift in your Will to support innovative conservation projects that benefit wildlife across Durham, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland. 

Alternatively, you may wish to include a gift in your Will to help us look after a specific reserve, or help us to buy a new reserve, to protect wildlife this part of the UK that is special to everyone at Durham Wildlife Trust and beyond.

A view of rag path heath nature reserve

A gift for wildlife

Over the years, the generosity of many people, by thinking about Durham Wildlife Trust and kindly leaving a gift, has had a major impact on local wildlife. A legacy gives reassurance that places you care about will be there for future generations to enjoy.

Securing a wilder future

We have been fortunate enough to receive some generous donations over the years, here is an overview of how we have used them:

Ragpath Heath Nature Reserve (pictured above), a beautiful site, rich in wildlife was generously left to us in 2007. 

Using a cash gift we bought a mobility scooter for Low Barns Nature Reserve. The scooter is frequently used and helps those with limited mobility to get around the reserve. 

Generous legacies made Project Redshank at Rainton Meadows happen. By creating muddy lake margins on the reserves lakes new habitats was created for wading birds, such as redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and little ringed plover. 

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift please get in touch:

Leave a legacy

David Attenborough and David Bellamy at Joe's Pond

David Attenborough and David Bellamy at Joe's Pond

“Anyone who cares about wildlife has a marvellous opportunity to do something quite unique, by remembering their local Wildlife Trust in their will.
This generous act is one of the most important things you can do to make sure the species and habitats we love will be there for future generations to enjoy.”
- Sir David Attenborough -