Consider wildlife when making a will

by Sarah Ashcroft

Relatively few people recognise charities when making a will, which is something that one good cause is seeking to change through a new campaign.

Somerset Wildlife Trust is running Will for Wildlife week, which runs from October 17th-21st and highlights the benefits of leaving money to such charities.

Sir David Attenborough, vice-president of the Wildlife Trusts, said: "Somerset Wildlife Trust is dedicated to wildlife conservation.

"Making a gift to them when you write or update your will is a very special way of ensuring they can continue to do this."

Figures show that although 74 per cent of the UK population currently supports charities, only seven per cent acknowledge them when it comes to writing a will.

It is estimated that if just four per cent more people left legacies to charities, an additional £1 billion a year would be generated every year.

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Published on: October 11, 2011

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