Gift in memory

Celebrate the life of a loved one

Gift in memory

A gift in memory is a wonderful way to remember someone you love and help protect the wildlife and wild places they loved.

Make a donation in memory of a loved one

Bluebell with soft focus effect, National Forest, Spring, 2011 - Ben Hall/2020VISION

By donating in memory to Cheshire Wildlife Trust, you’re making a real difference. You're helping us to look after our nature reserves, stand up for wildlife that is under threat and inspire the next generation to embrace nature and be wild.

Make a donation in memory

We’re here to make donating in memory of a loved one as simple as possible.

  • Online. Use our quick and secure online form to donate in memory.
  • By telephone. Call Jo Darlington on 01948 820728.
  • By post. Please send a cheque (payable to Cheshire Wildlife Trust).  Include your name and address as well as details of the person you are remembering.
  • Our address is: Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8EF

If you’d like to talk to somebody about making a gift in memory, please call Jo Darlington or email jdarlington@cheshirewt.org.uk

Ways to celebrate your loved one

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Small tortoiseshell (Aglaise urtica) feeding on garden flowers, UK - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Collect at a funeral or memorial

Collecting donations at a funeral can help Cheshire Wildlife Trust make a lasting difference in memory of your loved one. You might choose to do this by asking for donations instead of flowers. You could also hold a collection at a celebration of life service or memorial event.
Just let your funeral directors know you would like to collect donations for Cheshire Wildlife Trust and they can arrange for the collection cheque made payable to Cheshire Wildlife Trust to be sent to us.

If you have any questions, you or your funeral director can contact Jo Darlington on 01948 820728 or email jdarlington@cheshirewt.org.uk

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Dawn in Bolderwood with mist and rays of sunlight, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK - Guy Edwardes/2020VISION

Make a donation in memory

Making a donation in memory is a touching way of remembering the life of a person that was special to you and the things that were important to them. A donation in memory could be made to celebrate that person's birthday or anniversary or as a tribute to their life. The memory of your loved one will live on in our work to look after local wildlife and wild places for everybody to enjoy. 

In memory leaf

In memory leaves

Celebrate the life of a loved one or a special occasion with a special oak or birch leaf, made from brass.  Gifts of £200 or more can be acknowledged with a memory leaf.
A personalised message of your choice will be inscribed on your chosen leaf which can then be sent to you or placed at one of the following reserves:

  • Bickley Hall Farm, near Malpas
  • Trentabank Reservoir, Macclesfield Forest

The leaves will be displayed on the nature reserves for a minimum of ten years for you and others to visit.  Each leaf is approximately 14.5cm long by 10cm wide and will be displayed on special posts or walkways.

To discuss your requirements,  please contact Jo Darlington on jdarlington@cheshirewt.org.uk.

Frequently asked questions

Can’t see your question here, please contact us.

Can I donate through Justgiving?

Yes, just visit our JustGiving page and click on the fundraise for us button to create your tribute page. This is a great way for friends and family to remember a loved one far and wide and be able to use it as a celebration of life on birthdays and anniversaries in future too. That way the donations come straight through to the Trust and you do not have to worry about collecting them.

Can I place a bench or plaque on one of your reserves?

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Can I scatter ashes at one of your reserves?

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If you’re thinking about making a donation in memory, thank you.  For more information or to discuss any aspect of in memory donations please contact  Jo Darlington on 01948 820728 or email jdarlington@cheshirewt.org.uk.

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