Leave a legacy and be remembered

When you leave a gift in your Will to the Canal and River Trust, you’ll do more than just protect our waterways. You’ll pass on a place where history lives on, where memories are made, where people have the chance to slow down and remember what is important.

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If canals, rivers and the wildlife surrounding them have played a special part in your life, then say ‘thank you’ with a gift in your Will.

Your legacy will mean that in years to come, waters can continue to flow through over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers journeying across England and Wales. You will help ensure that all you love about our waterways lives on for future generations to enjoy.

Your legacy will pass on 250 years of history and heritage

Black and white photo of original Yorkshire Street AqueductDating back over two hundred years, our canals are a living museum of the nation’s engineering and history. Beautiful iconic bridges and an incredible infrastructure of networking canals that have stood the test of time.

From their beginnings as the beating heart of the nation’s industry, to facing abandonment after the introduction of the road system, our waterways have withstood neglect and now provide a place of escape, joy and wonder for everyone.

Will you give a gift in your Will to help keep alive the waterways you care about? 

Your legacy will protect and pass on our waterways to the next generation

Your love of your waterways can live on, in the sunlight that dapples on the water, in the beauty of a kingfisher’s plumage as it dives, and in the carpet of bluebells that signals the arrival of spring each year.

Yes, I'd like more information on leaving a gift in my will

Hearing from us

As someone who has shown interest in supporting the Trust, we'd like to send you occasional updates on news, events and most importantly what we're doing to ensure our waterways keep flowing forever.

Please let us know if you'd be happy to be contacted:

By post

It is important for us to be able to contact you by post to acknowledge your support, as well as share information about the work of Canal & River Trust, what's going on in your area and other ways you can help ensure the country's waterways are there for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.

However, if you would prefer to not receive such information by post, please let us know by calling 0303 040 4040 or emailing whatsnew@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

You can also manage your contact preferences at any time by accessing your MyTrust account online.

Please see our Privacy Policy and Supporter Promise for more information.

Your Privacy

At Canal & River Trust, we take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information.

We will always store your personal details as securely as possible and we'll use them to provide the service that you have requested, and communicate with you in the way(s) that you have agreed to.

We will never sell your information to any other commercial or charitable organisation and we will only allow your information to be used by carefully selected specialist suppliers working on our behalf.

Your data may also be used for analysis purposes, to help us provide the most relevant information and the best service possible.

For full details see our Privacy Policy and Supporter Promise.

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Any questions

If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Jas Chahal, our gifts in wills manager on 07484 913 069 or by email giftsinwills@canalrivertrust.org.uk.