Wildlife Trust benefits from will donation

by Daniel Jones

One charity has received a £250,000 donation after an anonymous nature-lover acknowledged the cause when making a will.

The Durham Wildlife Trust will be using the cash to help save an endangered butterfly through the restoration of breeding grounds throughout the county.

Trust director Jim Cokill commented: "This unexpected windfall had a profound effect on the amount of work the trust has been able to deliver as new posts could be created to carry out important wildlife projects."

He highlighted that the charity has delivered a number of projects to help benefit both people and wildlife throughout the north-east.

Remember A Charity Week recently took place to demonstrate how people can leave money to good causes when writing a will.

Figures suggest that just seven per cent of the UK population leaves a legacy to charities when they die.


Published on: September 27, 2011

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