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Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014

WLT legacy leaflet front cover.
Date and Time: 
8-14 September 2014
Details: 

During Remember A Charity week we took the opportunity to thank supporters who have told us that they have named World Land Trust (WLT) as a beneficiary in their will.

The theme of Remember A Charity in your Will Week in 2014 was Living Legends, and the message of the campaign was that, irrespective of age, anyone can become a living legend by including a charity they care about in their will.

During the week we highlighted a film of three extraordinary individuals who haven’t let age stop them from raising funds for charity. We brought news of a recently confirmed legacy from Miss Jane Pointer, and we heard from one of our current supporters, Winston Wolfrider, who is supporting the Living Legends campaign. We also encouraged all our regular donors to consider leaving a legacy to the Trust.

Every legacy we receive, whether large or small, will help safeguard the world’s remaining wilderness areas in perpetuity. Within your lifetime you have the power to make a difference to the wild world.

Over the years, gifts in wills have made significant contributions to the Trust’s mission to purchase and protect land of high biodiversity value.

Legacies have allowed WLT to purchase the first strategically important parcel of land to create a much bigger reserve in the Chaco-Pantanal of Paraguay. Now safeguarding 35,000 acres, the reserve is a safe haven for endemic and endangered animals including Giant Otter, Giant Anteater, Giant Armadillo as well as Ocelot, Jaguar and Puma.

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Bequests have allowed us to save threatened tropical forest in Ecuador protecting species such as Spectacled Bear, Ocelot and Jaguar as well as an astonishing variety of birds and orchids.

In the UK, a living legacy of a property, Kites Hill in Gloucestershire, has enabled us to manage Cotswolds meadows and woodland for conservation by preserving ancient beech woodland, planting native trees, creating a large wildlife pond and managing cattle pastures to organic standards.

More information

We always recommend seeking legal advice when writing or amending a will but for a confidential conversation please contact John Burton, WLT Chief Executive, by phone (01986) 874422 or by email jburton@worldlandtrust.org. Or you can write to him at WLT, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AB.

Remember us in your will »
What a legacy can do for conservation: case studies »
How to give a gift to conservation in your will »
WLT's legacy leaflet »

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