Essex Wildlife Trust

Registered Charity Number: 210065
Colchester, Essex

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The future is far too important to be left to chance

This is why making a Will is so important

The proverb above really demonstrates why we must strive to leave a thriving world for our children and grandchildren. I write this in the hope that when you write your Will or update it you will remember your local wildlife. Once you have made sure the people you care about are provided for, please consider including a gift to Essex Wildlife Trust to ensure future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of Essex and its wildlife.

Essex Wildlife Trust is able to carry out very special work as a consequence of receiving a legacy. A gift of any size will help us to continue the excellent work of the Trust, enabling us to buy new nature reserves, enlarging our existing sites and safeguarding endangered species.

The coming decades will continue to bring new threats to Essex and its unique wildlife. Through your Will you can play a huge part in ensuring Essex Wildlife Trust is able to continue to fight for the country’s wildlife and to safeguard important sites for people and wildlife to enjoy. Please help to ensure we do only borrow the planet from our children by remembering Essex Wildlife Trust through your Will.

Lord Petre, ex Patron of Essex Wildlife Trust

Please let us say thank you

If you want to remember Essex Wildlife Trust in your will we can provide you with more information about how to do it. We would also like the opportunity to say thank you in advance and to get to know you. This enables us to know how best to honour your life through a gift in your Will.

If you would like to discuss your intenion of leaving a gift in your will please contact Rosalyn, using the contact infomration below. 

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Rosalyn Leclercq (Legacy Officer )

Essex Wildlife Trust

Phone: 01621 862987

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Take advantage

We have some great Will-writing offers for our supporters, now available all year round! We are extremely grateful to the solicitors and Will writers who have agreed to take part. Be in control of your very final wishes by putting a valid Will in place today.

How does the Essex Wildlife Trust Will Promotion work?

We have tried to cover as many scenarios for different lifestyles in the hope you find one to suit you. If you have a more complex estate it would be advisable to have an appointment with a legal professional due to the importance of this sensitive subject.

The offers available range from free Wills to discounted Wills. There are options to produce your own Will via on-line platforms, or you can have some of the participants come to your home, saving you a journey. Alternatively, there are various solicitor offices in Essex you may want to attend. The participating companies are in the document at the bottom of this page.

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Make a Pledge

Gifts left in wills are really important to Essex Wildlife Trust. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.

Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing Essex Wildlife Trust to confidently estimate future support for their cause.

Download Pledge Form

Leave a Legacy

If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.

To leave a legacy to Essex Wildlife Trust please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.

Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact Essex Wildlife Trust directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.

Download Codicil Form