Living Legacies

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Once you have provided for your loved ones, remembering North Wales Wildlife Trust in your will can help to keep your memories of our wildlife alive for future generations.

We need this support to ensure that the children of North Wales will be able to continue to enjoy their wildlife and wild places as they grow up and have families of their own. However large or small, your gift will make a real difference to our region’s wildlife.

We are also privileged to continue to receive donations in memory of loved ones, and are pleased to publicly commemorate these at the request of families, where we are able to do so. 

For more information, or to discuss the matter of leaving a legacy or making an in memoriam donation in confidence, please contact Graeme Cotterill or Frances Cattanach at our Bangor office on 01248 351541. A short publication about leaving a legacy can be downloaded here. Finally, bequeathing a legacy can also help reduce inheritance tax liabilities for your beneficiaries - please get in touch for further details.

In order to leave a gift to us in your will, please help by including our charity number (230772) and address (Llys Garth, Garth Road, BANGOR, Gwynedd, LL57 2RT)



Mr and Mrs William Walton

Bill and Margaret Walton, both committed members of North Wales Wildlife Trust, passed away in mid-February 2011. Both were very active volunteers, most notably at Cors Goch, where they were Honorary Wardens and able to exercise their shared passions for botany, birds and butterflies. Bill and Margaret's passion for plants and photography was centred on Anglesey, but also led them widely afield in search of the rarer species of the UK flora. Their living legacy of more than £80,000 continues to help preserve the wildlife they cared so much about.


Dr Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams had been a member of North Wales Wildlife Trust for many years, having long thought that it was important to support efforts to both encourage and protect wildlife in the landscape he loved. One family story recalled the day the young Lynn carried home a mature grass snake- much to the consternation of his mother and members of the Mothers Union who were having tea at the time! Lynn felt it was important for individuals to help preserve wildlife in practical ways, whether by constructing a wildlife pond, building nest boxes or growing plants to attract butterflies: his living legacy of £1,000 helps enabling others to do the same.

Mr Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher was a long-standing member and practical supporter of the North Wales Wildlife Trust, where his skill as a wildlife photographer not only greatly increased the Trust's store of useful images but led to him playing an important role at many Trust members' family weddings! Robin's living legacies included his lifetime's collection of natural history photography and a donation of £10,000: both continue to help further the Trust's aims in which he so passionately believed.

Mr Jonathan Yeardley

North Wales Wildlife Trust are very grateful to the family of Jonathan Yeardley for setting up a JustGiving page and raising money in his memory. His family write: "Jonathan, through his volunteering work for NWWT, was able to express and develop his love of nature and the natural world. As a graduate environmental scientist, the Trust enabled him to gain practical skills as a stepping stone to his chosen career. Jonathan wanted to protect and preserve the natural environment and the communities that inhabit them. To know that this essential work will continue in his memory brings comfort to his family and is something he would have wished for." To donate in Jonathan's memory, visit


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