Giving in memory

Giving in memory

A legacy for your loved one

Dramatic cliffs, hay meadows brimming with flowers, vast expanses of sandy beaches, bluebell-filled woods – there’s no better way to remember someone who loved Yorkshire and loved wildlife than to help protect our precious landscapes.

By giving a gift to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in memory of a loved one, you are making a real difference. You're helping us to look after over 100 nature reserves, standing up for wildlife that is under threat and inspiring the next generation to embrace nature and be wild.

Tom Chalmers at Grass Wood

(c) Marie Birbeck

Tom Chalmers


Tom Chalmers was a committed supporter of the Trust for many, many years. His particular passion was Grass Wood where he volunteered tirelessly - leading work parties, maintaining records, planting trees and fundraising for the place which was his second home. He was even known in his local town of Grassington as Mr Grass Wood!

When Tom died, aged ninety, his family knew the best way to honour his life was to ask for donations towards the Trust and reserve he loved so well. Tom’s expertise, knowledge and good humour is missed by all who knew him, but his memory lives on in the wild space he looked after for so long.


Your options

We offer a number of ways to make a dedication.

If you would like to discuss a different way to remember a loved one, please contact us. We will do our best to help with every individual request.

Benches and information boards

More information coming soon.

A memory plaque

More information coming soon.

Dedicating a tree

More information coming soon.

Scattering ashes at our nature reserves

Our nature reserves are special places for wildlife, with some areas receiving special designation and protection.

To ensure we preserve these sites, we must take great care about what we bring onto our nature reserves. Because of this, we are unable to grant permission to families to scatter the ashes of a loved one, as large numbers of people doing this could cause damage to precious habitats.

Contact us

To speak to someone about arranging a dedication or a gift in memory, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 01904 659570



How to donate

By post

To send a gift by post, please send a cheque made payable to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Include your name and address as well as details of the person you are remembering.

Our address is:

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
1 St George’s Place
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust YO24 1GN

By telephone

To make a gift by telephone, using a credit or debit card, please call 01904 659570.


You can make a gift online via our donation form,

Select “donation in memory” next to “I would like my donation to go towards” and please include the name of the person you are remembering.

Sunset over Ilkley Moor

(c) James Whitesmith

Leave a gift in your Will

Your gift will help us to protect and enhance the beautiful, wild spaces of Yorkshire.

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