Remember Wildlife Trusts in your will this October

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The Sussex Wildlife Trust is urging people to put the charity in their will to help protect the county’s habitats as part of Will for Wildlife Week.

Last year, Sussex Wildlife Trust was able to protect important nesting sites for long and short-snouted seahorses off the Sussex coast thanks to people in the county remembering the charity in their wills.

During Will for Wildlife Week, from Monday, October 20 to Sunday, October 26, Sussex Wildlife Trust is encouraging wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect species and habitats for future generations.

Mark Barkaway, head of fundraising and communications at Sussex Wildlife Trust, said, “Gifts that are left in wills are an important source of income for Sussex Wildlife Trust and help us to take a long term approach to our planning and strategic development.

“These gifts enable us to buy and protect important wildlife sites, manage our existing nature reserves and connect them with the wider landscape, inspire young people to value the wonders of nature and speak up for wildlife to minimise the effects of planning development on our natural heritage.”

Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts, added his voice and said, “A legacy to Sussex Wildlife Trust is a very special gift that can do remarkable things to help the wildlife treasures on your doorstep. Please, consider remembering Sussex Wildlife Trust in your will.”

Sussex is host to a wide range of wildlife species, including the kittiwake colony at Splash Point in Seaford and the rare albino squirrel in Hampden Park. The Sussex Wildlife Trust works hard discovering and looking after all the animals and habitats in the area. For more information on the work they do or to sign up, visit