A gift in memory


Many people prefer to make a donation 'in memoriam' or in lieu of flowers at a funeral - a positive way to say goodbye.

Gifts such as these ensure that our nature reserves and the species that depend on them continue to thrive and provide a living memorial to the person that you love. You may even wish to donate to a specific project area that was important to your loved one.

Clive’s lasting legacy

“When my husband, Clive, received a terminal diagnosis in the summer of 2005, we decided to try to visit as many of his favourite locations as we could before he became too ill.

One of his favourite local spots was the Trust’s Hauxley reserve because of the variety of habitats, but especially because of the views across the water from the hides. We made several visits over the following months and, it was during one such trip that he commented that some of the hides were a little old and tired and asked me to donate enough money for a new hide after his death.

He died just before Christmas 2005 so I donated and Gift Aided the money to the Trust early in 2006. The new hide replaced the old Tern hide in 2007.

When I visited the reserve some weeks later, I met a bird watcher in the new hide who enthused about how many species she had seen at Hauxley from the comfort of the new construction; I was very pleased to her hear that and I am sure Clive would have been too.”

Sue Bishop
Marketing Volunteer


If you would like more information about making a donation in memory, or in lieu of flowers, please contact us on (0191) 284 6884.