Giving in Memory

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Giving in memory

Painted lady butterfly - Lynne Newton

Every gift will be used to protect local wildlife and wild places

Traditionally we pay our respects with floral tributes and while cut flowers don't last very long, wildflowers can last for generations. 

A donation in memory of a loved one can help to protect bluebells in local woodlands; wildflowers and butterflies in our meadows; and lapwings and otters in wetlands across our area. By giving a gift in memory you are directly supporting the conservation of local nature reserves and wildlife, keeping places special for future generations.

If you would like to discuss a different way to remember a loved one, please contact us (see below). We would like to help with every type of individual request and will wherever possible. 

We offer a number of ways to make a dedication in memory of a loved one:

In Memoriam seating and benches: £1,000

Dedication benches are a very popular way of remembering a loved one and the Trust has a number of sites where visitors are encouraged to sit and reflect. Where we have plans to replace or install new seating on our nature reserves we are happy to offer these as opportunities to families and friends of the Wildlife Trust to remember a loved one. 

Book of Remembrance: £250

For those who wish to record a personal message in memory of a loved one, we can offer a special dedication in our beautiful Book of Remembrance which is currently displayed at the office in Cambourne. Families are invited to view the dedication in person at a location of their choosing within the three Counties.

A ‘memory plaque’: £150

There are a number of dedicated spaces across our nature reserves, where ‘in memoriam’ or dedication donations can be publicly recognised; this may be on a hide, on a display board or on a ‘memory post’. The single brass plaque can be engraved with up to 20 words, and will be positioned where it is easily accessible for viewing.

Online Book of Remembrance

Remember the life of a loved one and create a page in their honour. Friends, family and colleagues can add messages, photographs and donations via JustGiving, in memory of a special person.

Creating a page is free of charge, but through it, you and others can donate in honour of the person remembered today. However big or small, every donation will help us continue protecting local wildlife and restoring special habitats across our three counties. Click here to see our Online Book of Remembrance.

To speak to someone about arranging a dedication, or giving a gift in memory, please contact us on 01954 713500

A Gift in Memory will help to achieve our vision of an enriched natural environment; providing homes for local wildlife and places where people can reflect, and enjoy our special wild places.

To send a gift by post, please send your cheque, made payable to the Wildlife Trust BCN, and include your name and address as well as details of the person you are remembering to: The Wildlife Trust BCN, Freepost RITKE-REZU-YRLZ, The Manor House, Broad Street, Great Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6BR. You do not need to use a stamp.

To make a gift by telephone, using a credit or debit card, please call 01954 713543.

Some part/all of your donations could be used to make a Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment to a landfill operator to secure a grant through the Landfill Communities Fund.