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A Will for Wildlife

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Our 2017 Will for Wildlife month highlights the importance of having a Will and encourages people to think of charities when deciding what to put in their Will.

What's your legacy?

Our wildlife and wild places are more under threat today than they ever were. A growing population, more development in terms of housing and infrastructure and the need to provide more and more resources means that our beautiful Derbyshire countryside is suffering.

It is now widely acknowledged that being outside, walking and playing in the fresh air is paramount to our wellbeing and mental health. Mental health is one of the fastest growing issues for us as a nation and it even affects children. We are all probably aware that today’s children experience a very different childhood from our own. In fact a recent report stated that the average prisoner spends more time outside than the average child, a very shocking statistic which obviously has a massive impact on the mental health of our young people.

For years now the Trust has been working to protect our landscapes, ensuring they are rich in wildlife and valued by everyone. We want people to be inspired by what they see around them and our members play a very important role in helping us to continue our work.

But by leaving a gift in your Will to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust you can help us to do even more.

Legacies have helped us to extend our nature reserve at Gang Mine, Hartington and Erewash Meadows, as well enabling us to preserve species rich areas. It’s not all about land purchase though. Legacies have allowed us to introduce thousands of children to the joys of nature and remind thousands of adults of the delight it brings.

When you leave something in your Will to the Trust you ensure the preservation of vibrant and living landscapes for generations to come, you inspire children and adults alike to care for our beautiful world, you increase their wellbeing and ensure that they too, care about our world. This is your legacy.

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 A Will for Wildlife month 2017 are:

Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co
(Derbyshire Legal Services Ltd)

6 St John’s Street
Contact Helen Smith on 01629 822515
10% discount for all of October 2017

Aspinall Wright
65 High Street
West Glossop
SK13 8AZ
Contact A Wright on 01457 854645
Fixed price Will writing of £80 for a single Will and £125 for a joint Will for  a week commencing 2nd October 2017

Banner Jones Solicitors
24 Glumangate
S40 1UA
Contact Katie Woodward on 01246 560560
20% discount for all of October 2017

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

Flint Bishop LLP
St Michael’s Court
St Michael’s Lane
Contact Jane Shepherd on 01332 340211
10% discount all year

Lovedays Solicitors
(Derbyshire Legal Services Ltd)

Crown Chambers
6 Bank Road
Contact Helen Smith on 01629 583142
10% discount for all of October 2017

Potter & Co
(Derbyshire Legal Services Ltd)

23 Dale Road
Contact Helen Smith on 01629 583142
10% discount for all of October 2017

Wykes O’Donnell Williams
10 – 12 St James Street
Contact Claire O'Donnell on 01332 340349
14 – 15 Queen Street
Contact James Newton on 0115 932 8776
£100 for a single will and £150 for a mirror Will (plus VAT) until 30 September 2018.