Whether you've lost a loved one who had a special connection to WWT, or you want to preserve treasured memories of visiting one of our centres with someone precious to you, we can help.

Donations at a funeral

Planning a funeral is never easy. But we can help you make it simple to make a gift in memory, ensuring that your loved one's passion for wildlife lives on through our work.

For further information or to request donation forms, please contact us via our contact page.

It’s likely that your funeral director will be willing to collect donations for you. If your funeral director is collecting donations for you, please ask them to send them to the following address, providing the name of the deceased, and the address details of their next of kin:

Gifts in memory, WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

Cheques should be payable to the ‘Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’.

If you would like the donations to support a particular WWT wetland centre, we’ll respect your wishes.

You can also create an online memorial page via JustGiving.

Tree of Life

You can celebrate the life of your loved one with a beautiful inscribed leaf on our Tree of Life sculptures, which are located at our Slimbridge Centre in Gloucestershire and our London Centre in Barnes. In Slimbridge the tree is a wonderful place of quiet contemplation, surrounded by a tranquil Garden of Reflection, a perfect setting for you to visit and remember your loved one. At London Wetland centre the tree is located in the serene observatory, with stunning views across the main lake.

You can download the Slimbridge form here and the London form here, or send us an email enquiry here.

Commemoration Books

We have commemoration books at Arundel, Martin Mere and Slimbridge wetland centres. Each book has a page for every day of the year, allowing you to commemorate your loved one on a birthday or anniversary that’s special to you.

At Arundel and Martin Mere, you may also enter a short description, poem or quote, with the opportunity at Martin Mere to add an illustration of a British wetland animal or flower alongside this.

For our commemoration books we request a minimum donation in order to make an entry, as set out in the table below. You're most welcome to donate a greater amount, helping wetlands and nature thrive long into the future

Entry only Entry with illustration Donation form
WWT Arundel £200 Not available
Arundel form
WWT Martin Mere £200 £300 Martin Mere form
WWT Slimbridge £200 Not available Slimbridge form

If you have any other questions about our commemoration books at any centre, please contact our In Memory team via our contact form or call the team on 01453 891198.