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I have always cared about the environment and dedicated the last 2 decades to managing land for wildlife, it is important to me that in the future Shropshire Wildlife Trust will ensure my land is protected and my vision is sustained.
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Your gift makes a big difference

Wildlife in Shropshire is declining at an alarming rate. Leaving a gift in your will to Shropshire Wildlife Trust is a great way to make a lasting contribution to local places and wildlife.

Anyone can leave a gift to Shropshire Wildlife Trust when making a will. No matter how small it will help us safeguard habitats and ensure our vision for a landscape rich in wildlife. 

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Recent legacies

The Shropshire pine marten

Recent gifts in wills have enabled us develop the staff time and equipment required to monitor the first population of pine martens discovered in Shropshire for 100 years.  Without these gifts, it is likely that we would not have been successful in identifying 11 individual animals since 2015 at a number of linked sites including proof of breeding.

This funding has also allowed us to expand our working with local landowners and communities to secure high quality habitats for this population to live and breed in.

If you would like to find out more about our pine marten work, click here.

How will your gift help wildlife in Shropshire?

Legacies are so valuable to our work for local wildlife. Your gift will support our efforts to:

  • Buy the most important pieces of land in Shropshire to keep them safe for future generations
  • Continue our work with landowners, developers, businesses and farmers to make space for nature and clean up our rivers
  • Ensure there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and cherish wild places
  • Fight alongside communities to safeguard their green space for exercise, health and well-being
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    Donations in memory

    At times of loss, friends and family often express their sympathy by sending flowers, but cut flowers are short lived. Through a donation to the Trust, you can make a lasting memorial for your loved one. Your donation will help preserve Shropshire's woods, meadows, hills, wetlands and wild heathland - forever.

    Please do contact us to find out more, or you can make an online payment, through our donation page

    Neil Aldridge

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    Memorial trees

    We often receive requests from people asking to commemorate a loved one with a memorial tree on one of our nature reserves. Not all our reserves are suitable for this, but the gift of a small woodland in the Shropshire Hills in a will has allowed us to develop a site dedicated to this purpose.

    John’s Wood near The Stiperstones was planted in memory of John Barrett by his parents and long-standing Shropshire Wildlife Trust supporters Joan and Ronald Barrett after his sudden death at a relatively young age.  When Joan died in 2017, the woodland passed to SWT and we have agreed with John’s sisters and daughter to dedicate this space for other people to also be able to plant a tree to remember a loved one.

    If you would like to find out more about planting a memorial tree on this site, contact Tom Hayek.

    Other ways to support your local Wildlife Trust

    There are lots of ways to help the local wildlife and wild places you love.