The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ (WTSWW) wildlife conservation efforts over the years have been triumphant. By undergoing a variety of different projects to enrich local wildlife habitats and protect a number of threatened species, the Trust has improved the lives of local wildlife throughout South and West Wales. Over half of this work wouldn’t have been possible without funding from incredibly kind gifts from people’s wills. During remember a charity week (12th to 18th September) the Trust will be highlighting some of the work they have manage to do because of someone kindly leaving a gift in their will. The Trust is also hoping to encourage others to do the same by visiting their solicitors and helping to secure a future for our much loved British wildlife.
One way in which WTSWW have used gifts in wills to change things for the better within our local communities for wildlife was the Megan Jones Legacy. This gift enabled the Trust to provide suitable nest boxes for kestrels, a declining species of British wildlife, and the Trust can happily say that this was a successful project and these boxes have indeed been occupied by breeding Kestrels. They have also attracted Barn Owls, Tawny Owls and Stock Doves. Even some Grey Squirrels have used them as an alternative to their usual dreys. Other examples of gifts in action include Skokholm Island, where gifts in wills along with other generous donations enabled the Trust to purchase the last piece of the island. This specific part of the island included the Lighthouse and the densest area of nesting burrows for Manx Shearwater. This has ensured the islands future in wildlife conservation. Colin Vyvyan has also helped the Trust greatly by providing a gift in his will for butterflies. Per his request the Trust have successfully created a haven for local butterflies and have even named part of a reserve after him; Colin’s Grove. But there is still much more that needs to be done for our local wildlife and we cannot do it without your help.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales understand that your loved ones come first and it is only after they have been provided for that we ask that you think of us. We would love to have an informal chat with you about leaving a gift in your will and completely understand if you change your mind at any time. Alternatively you can request more information on how we have used previous gifts in wills, our promise to you and how you can go about leaving a gift in your will for the wildlife trust by contacting WTSWW’s legacy officers Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jon (email@example.com). Or visit www.welshwildlife.org/support-us/legacies
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