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People urged to support charity trust in their will
1:30pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust is urging people to think about including a good cause in their will.
This year’s Remember a Charity Week began on Monday, (September 17), and as part of the campaign the trust is joining forces with 140 charities to get people to support a charity in their will.
The trust has benefited from a number of generous gifts left in wills over the years, which has enabled the conservation charity to achieve significant results for wildlife.
Gifts are placed in a dedicated fund providing vital money to buy special, and often threatened, wildlife habitats.
Randan Meadows, near Bromsgrove, is one of the areas that has benefited from these funds, protecting its wildflower-rich grassland.
Kate Thomas, from the trust, said: “Like many charities, we receive valuable help from supporters who kindly leave gifts in their wills - without these, we would not be able to carry out all the work we currently do.
“This week I’d like to ask people to think about whether they can make room for charities like the Wildlife Trust in their wills, once they have looked after their family and friends.”
Gifts left in wills are still the foundation of many of Britain’s charities, creating nearly £2 billion nationally each year - the equivalent of 20 Comic Reliefs.
Trust volunteer Sandra Young said “I have left a gift in my will to the trust.
“By leaving a gift I feel happy to know I will continue to benefit the wildlife I care so much about in the years beyond my own lifetime.”
For more details about how to leave a gift in your will see rememberacharity.org.uk.