Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to support it during Remember a Charity Week, which this year runs from 17 – 23 September, 2012.
The week-long event aims to raise awareness of the importance of leaving legacies to favourite charities and to highlight the fact that charities rely on legacies to keep them going.
Many people think that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. But this is not true. The reality is that without the gifts left in wills, many charities, including Northumberland Wildlife Trust, would struggle to continue their work.
Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Chief Executive, said: “Northumberland Wildlife Trust is dedicated to wildlife conservation. Making a gift to us when a person writes or updates their will is a very special way of ensuring we can continue to undertake our work on our 60 reserves. A donation will mean a new nature reserve can be purchased, a rare habitat secured or that people who have the skills and passion to protect wildlife can continue to do this.”
The wildlife charity believes that wildlife is like music: you don’t need to know anything about it to enjoy it. Both wildlife and music evoke fond childhood memories, so imagine if future generations didn’t get the opportunity to share the same experiences.
Legacies have made a huge difference to the work of the Trust and donations of all sizes have helped it protect the Region’s natural treasures on many of its 60 nature reserves and in 2006 it was able to purchase an area of coastline at Cresswell, Druridge Bay as a new nature reserve.