Free Will service for Dorset Wildlife Trust members returns for October

Wildflower meadow at Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve © Debbie Billen

A network of leading solicitors across Dorset has partnered with Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) to offer a free Will writing service to over 25,000 members throughout October 2019.

Dorset Wildlife Trust is Dorset’s largest conservation charity, managing over 44 nature reserves across Dorset for the benefit of wildlife, and enjoyment of people.

The free Will service is for those members wishing to make a will or update an existing one, and they are also given the option to leave a gift to the charity.  To enable important conservation work to continue, DWT relies on 25% of its work being funded through gifts in Wills. 

The free Will writing service was developed 7 years ago to raise awareness of how vital this type of fundraising is and what a significant part it plays in conserving Dorset’s precious wildlife.

Solicitors taking part in the scheme in Dorset are Battens, Humphries Kirk, Coles Miller, Kitson & Trotman and Ellis Jones.

Naomi Dyer Head of Private Client from Battens Solicitors, Sherborne, said “Battens are delighted to be taking part in the free Will scheme at DWT, as part of our ongoing support of the charity.  It is fantastic to see people using this opportunity to tackle a job which they shouldn’t, but often do, put off and also to see the benefit to DWT in the process.” 

DWT’s Fundraising Officer, Clare Busby said, ““Dorset Wildlife Trust is delighted to be offering the free Will service to our members for the seventh year running.  Donations through a gift in a Will play an ever-increasing part in how we fund our nature reserves across Dorset.  Those that do decide to use the free Will writing service to leave a gift, however large or small, can take great comfort in knowing their legacy will be helping to conserve and protect Dorset’s wildlife for many years to come.”

The free Will service is only available to Dorset Wildlife Trust members.  To find out more and to request information about the service contact Clare Busby on 01305 264620 or visit our gifts in wills page

Meadow brown in garden © Katie Wilkinson

Meadow brown in garden © Katie Wilkinson