This October, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is again offering its free will-writing service to its members.

The free will service is for members wishing to make a simple will or update an existing one.

There is absolutely no obligation to leave a gift to DWT for this service, but the charity says that it would be honoured if members will support the future of wildlife in Dorset in this way.

To enable important conservation work to continue, the charity relies on 25 per cent of its work being funded through gifts in wills.

During this uncertain time, reliance on legacy gifts has become even more important as DWT starts to recover from the serious impact Covid-19 has had on income since April 2020.

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Dorset Wildlife Trust’s chief executive, Brian Bleese, said: “Our annual free will writing service is a great opportunity to support wildlife where you live for the future. This service helps raise awareness of how vital legacy fundraising is and what a significant part it plays in conserving Dorset’s precious wildlife.

"For our members who decide to use this service and leave a gift to DWT, no matter how large or small, comfort can be taken in knowing that their legacy will help Dorset’s wildlife for many years to come.”

Battens, Ellis Jones, Kitson & Trotman and Humphries Kirk are taking part in this service across selected branches in Dorset.

Laura Stapes, partner and head of private client for Humphries Kirk, said: “The Humphries Kirk Private Client Department is delighted to support Dorset Wildlife Trust again this year.

"The coronavirus lockdown enhanced all of our focus on the beautiful countryside we have on our doorsteps and the importance of protecting the wildlife in it."

To find out more about the free will service, visit