Leave a lasting legacy for wildlife

Your Legacy

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Leave a lasting legacy for wildlife

A gift in your will is a lasting legacy for wildlife. Your gift will safeguard Manx wildlife and wild places for generations to come. If nature has been an important part of your life, and having provided for those you care for, please consider leaving a gift for nature in your will.

A gift in your will can help Manx Wildlife Trust to:

  • Buy and manage nature reserves
  • Protect plants, animals and habitats
  • Inspire children and adults to value and protect nature
  • Campaign on behalf of wildlife
  • Support volunteers to conserve local places of conservation value

Please consider leaving a gift in your will to Manx Wildlife Trust and help support the wildlife and wild places you love for generations to come

How legacies have helped Manx Wildlife Trust

Legacies, or gifts in wills, are a very important source of income for the charity. They enable MWT to plan for the longer term and carry out work which might otherwise be impossible.

Here’s how some recent legacies have protected Manx wildlife and wild places:

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Estate of J Moore Legacy

One of our original and Life members remembered MWT with a gift in his Will, helping support the ongoing maintenance of our 24 nature reserves, to allow us to continue to make space for nature.


Cooildarry - Jon Wornham

Dixon Family Gift

Supported the work of MWT early on, and provided a gift of land to extend Cooildarry making the nature reserve as we know it now.

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Professor Bucke Legacy

We were left a large legacy which has supported our project work for Education, Living Landscapes and Living Seas, securing them for 3 years.


Kath Smith

Joyce Warham Legacy

One of our regular volunteers at Scarlett Visitor Centre, Joyce left a legacy to help MWT purchase further Nature Reserves.

Our promise to you

We value your legacy, large or small

We are here to talk with you about your wishes – in confidence and with no obligation

Your gift will be used to benefit Manx wildlife and wild places, on land or sea

You don’t need to tell us if you have left a gift in your will to MWT but it is very helpful for us to know this so that we can acknowledge your generosity

To find out more about leaving a legacy to Manx wildlife please email:


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