Leaving a Lasting Legacy

‘The future is much too important to be left to chance… …I am sure that, like me, you are also concerned about the future of our planet.” Sir David Attenborough, Vice-President of The Wildlife Trusts

A Living Legacy

Shearwater Chick

Shearwater Chick

Making a will is the best way of ensuring that your assets are left to those who you wish to benefit – your family, loved ones and friends. It could also help to ensure the future of causes you care about. We cannot live forever, but it is hoped that the beauty of the countryside and wildlife can.

Ensuring that our children can grow up in this beautiful world and enjoy the wonders of nature is one of the best legacies you can leave.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales looks after our wildlife heritage in many, varied ways.

To do so effectively we need money to purchase threatened sites of specific interest, containing threatened species or rare habitats and to effectively manage these sites as nature reserves for both ourselves and, equally importantly, for future generations.

With your help we can continue to manage wildlife habitats such as woodland, herb-rich meadows, to protect water voles, dormice, barn owls, rare butterflies, otters, orchids, and a host of other flora and fauna under threat.

Our legacy charter
Leaving a gift for wildlife
Different types of legacy

Our promise to you

  1. We will respect your privacy. Your Will is a personal document; we shall not ask for details of your pledge and you do not need to share this with us if you do not wish to.
  2. Baby Tawny owls at Teifi by Tommy Evans

    Baby Tawny owls at Teifi by Tommy Evans

    We recognise that your family and loved ones come first. We will only ever ask that, once you have made provision for them, you will consider including a gift to the Wildlife Trust.

  3. We promise to be good stewards of any bequest. We assure you that your gift will be used wisely and cost-effectively so that it has the greatest impact on wildlife conservation.
  4. We will use your gift where the need is greatest at that time unless you would prefer your gift to be directed towards a specific area of work.
  5. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales seeks to be honest, transparent and compassionate. We will demonstrate these values through any communication with you and in how we receive your legacy to us.
  6. We will show your family and friends compassion, integrity and honesty throughout our legacy administration processes.
  7. We respect your right, at any time to change your mind about a gift in your will to the Wildlife Trust.
  8. We will treat your data (the information you pass to us) with confidence. We will keep this information in a secure location and we promise not to share your details with anyone else.
  9. We will never unduly influence legal practitioners to encourage gifts to the Wildlife Trust, nor pressure you to leave a gift in your will.

Our Legacy Charter

Leaving a gift for wildlife to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales …

If you are thinking of leaving The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales a legacy, the following information should help.

small child spotting lichens on Skomer Island

Leaving something for future generations

The Trust has been known by a number of different names, please ensure your will has our current name within it.

If you need to make a Will, the first step is to talk to your solicitor. This will ensure that your Will is legally correct and that all your wishes are carried out.

Your Solicitor will be able to help you:

  • Value your Estate
  • Choose the Type of Legacy to Leave
  • Choose your Executors

Different types of legacy and leaving the Wildlife Trust a gift in your will …

To help you decide how you would like to give to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, the types of Legacy are detailed below:

Common Dormouse Photo by Tom Chalmers

Common Dormouse Photo by Tom Chalmers

Pecuniary Bequest – This is when you leave a specific sum of money. Please remember that inflation may impact on the amount we may actually receive.

Specific Bequest – This is when you choose to leave a specific item such as a painting, jewellery or even your home.

Residual Bequest – you may choose to leave whatever is left over once all your other bequests are made and all costs met. This is the residue of your estate.

If you already have a will and would like to include a legacy to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, all you have to do is:

  • Contact your Solicitor
  • Instruct your Solicitor that you would like to leave a Legacy
  • Discuss the details of the Legacy

Your Solicitor can add your request to your existing Will – this is known as a codicil.

Here is an example of how you could support us in your will:

I leave to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales of  Charity Registration Number: 1091562 (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.

Letting Us Know

If you’ve already remembered the Trust in your will, thank you.  If you would like to let us know, we’d love to be able to thank you personally, it also helps us plan for the future – get in touch with Jon on 01656 724100

Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Your help will be appreciated by generations to come.

Latest Legacy News

  • Remember a Charity Week Puffin - Sarah GrovesEvery September, more than 180 charities join forces to hold the annual Remember A Charity Week. The awareness week aims to raise the profile of legacy giving and encourage the public to consider leaving a gift in their Will. Remember A Charity Week will run from 11-17 September and we will be calling on the public to ...
  • Will you join us for a Legacy Event? Butterfly - Gatekeeper on buddleia - Jon DunkelmanThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are planning a special event for you lovely people who might consider leaving us a gift in your will. Gifts in Wills, or legacies, are vitally important for us to provide Dormice nest boxes, monitor Red Squirrels and protect Puffins and Manx Shearwaters on Skomer and Skokholm Islands, ...
  • A Recap of 2016 We are thrilled with what we achieved in 2016 and thought we should share a few of the highlights with you, so here they are… Water Voles: We have continued to monitor the water voles since their reintroduction in 2014 and it’s good news! They are doing well and making good use of the extensive networks of ...
  • Remember a Charity Week 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 ...
  • The North Ceredigion Kestrel Project Kestrel box going into placeAs you are probably aware, the Megan Jones Legacy enabled a project led by Mike Hayward to get under way providing nest boxes for kestrels. Mike writes about the first year’s work:- The status of the Kestrel – Cudyll coch – in Ceredigion has been one of a steady decline in breeding pairs, especially over the ...
  • A new bridge in Ceredigion. New Bridge Em FootThe big news this month is that, after many months of thought and preparation, the new bridge at Cwm Clettwr Nature Reserve has now been installed and is “open for use”! The bridge links the north and south sides of the reserve that were always separated by the river in the past and provides access ...
  • New Wildlife Visitor Centre Set to Stimulate Tourism Opportunities Dr Rhys Jones and Rudi Bright (Tarka Challenge) sniffing snake poo, photo by Mike BrightParc Slip Nature Reserve, once a colliery site, is now host to an entirely different opportunity for visitors and local people providing a tourism attraction and welcome boost to the local economy. The site has been transformed over the years by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales into a stunning nature reserve. With the ...
  • Colin’s Grove – a lasting legacy Peacock Butterfly Bob CoyleThree years ago a valued and committed volunteer with the Trust sadly died. His name was Colin Vyvyan and he was very much involved in our Lavernock Point Nature Reserve. Colin was a lover of wildlife, his particular passion was butterflies, which meant that his involvement with Lavernock Point was very special as there are many ...
  • Great Strides Made for New Wildlife Centre at Tondu Parc Slip in spring, with the wildlife centre in the distance, by Rob ParryRenovation of the Parc Slip Visitor Centre, Tondu is making good progress and many of you will remember that at our last update we were able to report that the roof was being removed in anticipation of the new first floor extension. The extension would not only double the area available for school groups, wildlife ...
  • Marion’s Lasting Legacy Lasting legacy of Rhos MarionA new nature reserve has been created in south Ceredigion by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, thanks to a very generous legacy left to the organisation by Marion Price. The legacy has enabled the Trust to purchase eleven fields of species-rich grassland, which lie very close to their existing nature reserves of ...
  • Wales Shows Enlightened Support for Skokholm Appeal Skokholm Lighthouse - photo by L MaidenAfter launching their £250,000 Appeal to purchase the lighthouse and surrounding land on Skokholm Island the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have been bowled over by the support they have received. In excess of £100,000 has been received through the Appeal so far. This will go a significant way towards the purchase of the ...