Leave a Legacy

“When I go, I want to be pushing up the daisies.”
Prunella Scales

Friends of the Peak District has survived and continues to protect Peak District landscapes because of the generous legacies of our founders and their friends – both money and their pioneering conservation work. You can help us continue to be a strong force for good in the countryside by leaving a donation in your will.

Legacies do not have to be big gifts

Whatever level you can give us, your gift will be used to help protect the beauty of the Peak District. It faces may threats in the next five, ten, twenty year’s time and beyond. Climate change and a warmer environment will bring year-round tourism and this will have a major impact on the already tired transport links. As more roads are built and enlarged to take the increased number of cars, aggregate will continually be extracted from the hillsides of already enlarged quarries. Friends of the Peak District needs to be here to keep any unnecessary development to a minimum so that future generations can enjoy this outstanding countryside.

Please remember us in your will

You can give to us in two ways, either by a lump sum (pecuniary legacy) or by a percentage (residuary legacy) of your estate. A residuary legacy allows your family and friends to be looked after first, as only what remains is given to us. We are a registered charity, so any type of legacy you leave us is entirely free of inheritance tax.

Leave a gift for the future of the countryside you love

With the advice of a solicitor, writing a will or changing one  to include a gift to the Friends is very simple. You will need our registered charity number: 1094975 and our address: 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF

We’ve revised and printed our Legacy Giving brochure which explains why legacies are important to us, and articulates how to leave a gift to us in your will. A printed version of the brochure is available from the office (call us on 0114 312 2002) or download it here. Thank you.

In memoriam

Find out about setting up a Friends Fund for a loved one.