Legacies and Gifts in Memory

Legacies in your Will

Remembering the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in your Will is a special way to support the future of Britain’s bumblebees.

Leaving a legacy gift will enable the Trust to continue its work to protect bumblebees for generations to come. A gift to us helps achieve our vision that our communities and countryside will be rich in colourful wildflowers and bees, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.

Your legacy gift will:

  • Foster habitat provision - supports the conservation of rare bumblebees, by increasing flower rich habitat.
  • Build evidence - develop the BeeWalk scheme to maximise the accuracy of the data recorded
  • Train more volunteers to deliver Bee ID training and events.
  • Develop projects to engage the public, schools, local authority’s, landowners and many more.

These are just some of the ways in which a legacy gift can help support these charismatic insects. Every legacy gift we receive makes a huge difference to protecting these sometimes scare or abundant pollinators.

We understand that your first priority is providing for those you care for. However, if after you have done this and feel able to consider leaving a gift to the Trust there are several ways you can do this:

  • A residuary legacy - you can choose to leave a percentage of your estate, no matter how small e.g. 10%.
  • A pecuniary legacy - a specific sum as a gift to us e.g. £1,000.
  • A specific gift - you can leave us a gift such as a painting which will help us to raise valuable funding towards our work.

What should I do now?

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust cannot provide legal advice. We recommend that you talk to your solicitor who will be able to help you with every aspect of leaving a gift in your Will. If you already have a Will and wish to leave a gift to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, this is a simple process and can be done by writing a codicil. We recommend you speak to your solicitor before making or updating your Will.

Please contact us at membership@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 01786 594130 for more information and detailed wording that your Solicitor can use in creating your legacy gift.

Create your own will online

Some people are happy to do everything online. If you are one of them, Farewill is a digital service that guides you step by step through the process of creating your own will. Click on the image above to go to their website, and help secure the future of your friends and loved ones (England and Wales only).

Gifts in Memory

These days, many families decide to honour the life of a lost loved one by suggesting donations in lieu of giving flowers. These gifts are a special gesture that help further a cause close to the family or loved one. There are many ways this can be done. Memory Giving and Just Giving offer a facility to create an on-line page.

We are registered as a charity with both of these sites so setting this up should be straightforward. The benefit of both is that the processing and payment is completed on your behalf via the platform and takes the pressure away from you or your family at a difficult time.

Memory Giving

Memory Giving is a website where you can set up a giving page in memory of your lost one, they collect the money and then send it on to us with Gift Aid if people have chosen this. The Giving page is set up in five minutes for you. Their contact details are:

Telephone: 0118 979 9633
Email: theteam@memorygiving.com
Website: www.memorygiving.com

Just Giving in Memory Page

Raising money in someone's memory is a special way to celebrate their life.

You can create an in memory page on JustGiving, where you can tell the story of the person you're remembering (using words, photos and video) and explain why you're raising money in their memory.

Your friends and family can give to your page easily, safely and securely, wherever they are, whenever they want to. Together you can create a lasting tribute in memory of your loved one.

These donations are automatically sent on to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Fundraise in memory with JustGiving

Single Donation

If you would prefer to just send us a donation please download the donation form below and send a cheque made payable to ‘Bumblebee Conservation Trust’. Our address is:

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park

You can also call us on 01786 594130 and we can take a card payment from you.

Every donation is special, and we really appreciate your support. We send an acknowledgement to you.

Click here to download the In Memory Donation form

For Funeral Directors

We are aware that it is becoming ever more popular for families to request that donations be given to charity in lieu of flowers, at a loved one's funeral. If a family thinks of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust then we would be very grateful.

Please can cheques be made payable to 'Bumblebee Conservation Trust'. Once donations have been collected together please send them for the attention of:

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park

We promise to acknowledge the donors, if requested, and thank you for forwarding the donations.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at membership@bumblebeeconservation.org or call us on 01786 594130.

We also receive donations from an on-line donation collection site called Love2Donate. They collect the donations and Gift Aid on our behalf and we are then able to thank and acknowledge those involved. Their contact details are:

Telephone: 01908 886 167
Email: sales@love2donate.co.uk
Website: www.love2donate.co.uk

For solicitors

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales No. 1115634, and in Scotland No. SC042830. Our registered address for legacy payments is: Units 6 & 7, Beta Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF. If you require any further information, please email legacy@bumblebeeconservation.org


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