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Why Include a Gift to Nature in Your Will

Around a third of the RSPB’s income is from gifts in Wills, meaning they’re vitally important to our work in saving & restoring nature

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Our promise to you

If you are considering leaving a gift for nature in your Will, we promise you this:

  • We value any gift, large or small
  • Your gift will be used wherever it can have the greatest impact on the conservation of nature
  • We will respect your privacy and handle your enquiry with care, sensitivity and respect
  • You can always change your mind about your gift to the RSPB

Two people who have recently decided to leave us a gift in their Will explain the reasoning behind their decision:

European hedgehog Erinaceus europaeu, in autumnal leaves, Bedfordshire, England

Not just in books

Heidi Oliver has always been interested in nature and conservation, with a particular interest in hedgehogs. 

"I was so impressed by the work the RSPB do to support British plants and wildlife, not just birds, that I was very keen to become a member myself.

I decided to leave a gift in my Will as I think it is a brilliant way of ensuring there is protection for British nature for generations to come

People enjoy the wildlife we have in Britain, and nature provides a welcome break from our busy lives.

I hope the gift I’m leaving to the RSPB in my Will allows future generations to enjoy butterflies and hedgehogs, and not have their only access to be their pictures in books." 

Redshank feeding in channel

Protecting for future generations

Stuart Robinson grew up on the banks of the River Dee in Chester, in a house with a large woodland garden.

"Birds and the garden, were my passion and what lead me to join the RSPB.

I have seen similar areas of habitat disappear, not just in cities but also in the countryside and wanted to address that.

I hope that I can help protect habitats for future generations. The RSPB aims to do just that because as much as I love them, it’s not just about the birds, but the entire ecosystem of which they are a part of.

The RSPB’s support and guidance has been excellent throughout. Discussing what will happen after one’s death is never easy, but it has always struck just the right tone." 

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We're always happy to have an informal and confidential chat
about the best way your donation can be used to help wildlife
and the countryside.

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How to include us in your Will

This section answers some of the key questions we are asked when people consider including the RSPB in their Will.

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Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to the RSPB by downloading our free ‘Gifts in Wills’ guide.