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Remember A Charity Week

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Remember a Charity Week is a national initiative which highlights the importance of having a Will, and encourages people to think of charities when deciding what to put in their Will.

Remember a Charity Week is a national initiative which highlights the importance of having a Will, and encourages people to think of charities when deciding what to put in their Will.
A forever gift….

For many years we’ve been working with solicitors across the county to offer discounted Will writing to our supporters to encourage them to get their affairs up to date and consider leaving a gift to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Did you know that whilst three quarters of Britons give to a charity, only 7% leave a gift in their Will? Whilst membership subscriptions make up approximately one quarter of our income, we rely on a combination of support from other sources, including legacies, to ensure we can continue to protect Derbyshire’s beautiful wild spaces. To put things into perspective our membership subscriptions make up just over a quarter of our income with the rest coming from a combination of grants, contracts, miscellaneous fundraising, donations and legacies – the latter contributing a massive 20% last year.

Every gift, whether large or small, counts. We have been dedicated to looking after Derbyshire, its landscapes, habitats and inhabitants, for over 50 years, so you can be assured that every penny you choose to leave in our care will be well invested for the future. It was because of a bequest made in 1973 by Miss Mandahl of Sheffield that the Trust changed for ever, as it allowed us to employ our first member of staff - we haven’t looked back since.

Legacy gifts have allowed us to extend the nature reserves at Gang Mine, Hartington and Erewash Meadows, as well as enabling us to preserve species rich grassland on the White Peak plateau, protect lead tolerant plants and save an area of floodplain grasslands. In fact, our first ever nature reserve, Overdale was purchased using a legacy.

It’s not all about land purchases though, legacies have also allowed us to introduce thousands of children to the joys of nature and remind thousands of adults to stop and take a look.

Without the generosity of our supporters we would not be able to do what we do – legacies provide us with a very vital source of income. Once you have remembered your loved ones in your Will, please consider leaving a legacy to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. This will ensure that we can continue protecting the county’s wildlife, now and for the future.

If you’d like further information about how to leave a truly lasting legacy please contact Carol Phillips at the Trust on 01773 881193.

The Solicitors taking part in Remember a Charity Week 2016 are:

Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co
6 St John’s Street
01629 822515
Half price Will writing during September 2016

Aspinall Wright
65 High Street
West Glossop
SK13 8AZ
01457 854645
Fixed price Will writing of £80 for a single Will and £125 for a joint Will for September 2016

Banner Jones Solicitors
24 Glumangate
S40 1UA
01246 560560
20% discount during Remember a Charity week 12th – 18th September
Appointments are also available at our Mansfield office: Corner House, Union Street, NG18 1RP

Brooke-Taylors Solicitors
47 The Quadrant
SK17 6AW
01298 22741
20% discount all year

Flint Bishop LLP
St Michael’s Court
St Michael’s Lane
01332 340211
Free Will writing (straightforward wills) all year until August 2017. For details please contact the Wills and Probate Team.

Lovedays Solicitors
Crown Chambers
6 Bank Road
Tel 01629 583142
10% discount during Remember a Charity Week 12th to 18th September 2016

Maclaren Warner Solicitors
129 Bath Street
0115 930 4994
£120 single will, £210 joint will during Remember a Charity Week 12th – 18th September

Potter & Co
23 Dale Road
01629 582308
Half price Will writing during September 2016

Wykes O’Donnell Williams
10 – 12 St James Street
01332 340349
14 – 15 Queen Street
0115 932 8776
Fixed price of £69 for a single Will and £99 for a joint Will all year