This week the charity caring for the Malvern Hills is joining forces with 200 other charities up and down the UK to celebrate Remember a Charity Week.
The Malvern Hills Trust is taking part in Remember A Charity Week, 10-16 September, which sees hundreds of charities come together to encourage people to leave charitable gifts in Wills and, by doing so, pass on something wonderful to the next generation.
Gifts left to charity in Wills are a crucial source of income and help fund the undertaking of projects by the Trust including maintaining paths and improving accessibility for local people and visitors. Other projects might include conserving habitats for butterflies, supporting a dormouse monitoring scheme and opening up the wide-ranging views.
Duncan Bridges CEO said ‘Despite the Malvern Hills being a much-loved landscape and visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, donations and legacies currently form a tiny proportion of our income.
We’d like to take this opportunity in Remember a Charity week to remind people how important charitable giving is and demonstrate some of the amazing things we can achieve with this support.’
Throughout this week, the Trust will be bringing to life stories and work which has been supported by legacies and donations.
Make a donation or leave a legacy
A tree planting scheme and an opportunity to support the provision of visitor information on the Hills are now available for donors to leave a long-lasting legacy.
The Malvern Hills Trust has previously had to close its memorial bench scheme due to over-subscription but has now provided these two alternative ways for people to remember their loved ones.
Gifts towards the general management of the Hills and Commons are also greatly received by the Trust as contributions can be used where they’re most needed.
For those wishing to support the future care of the Malvern Hills and Commons through donations and legacies, more information can be found here.