Why we need your gift
Kew is well placed to play a leading role in safeguarding the world’s plant life for our future, but it is only with the help of others that we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst
Thank you for your interest in supporting Kew’s work with a gift in your Will. The conservation of our natural resources is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. With climate change adding to the threats facing plant life worldwide, the need to conserve plants and their habitats has never been greater.
A leading role in plant conservation
Kew is well placed to play a leading role in conserving the world’s plant life and has a wonderful resource in its collections, its expertise and its people. But it is only with the help of others that we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.
How your gift can help
We are dependent to an ever greater extent on voluntary donations to maintain and expand our programme of work, particularly in the face of a reduction in our government funding. Legacy gifts form a valuable part of our income, supporting all aspects of our work from maintaining and enhancing the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, to seed conservation and scientific research.
If you decide to leave a gift to Kew in your Will, we would find it very helpful if you could let us know. Although this is in no way binding or compulsory, it helps us enormously to have this information as it means we can thank you for your generosity and keep you up to date with appropriate news and events.
Please phone the Legacies Department on 020 8332 3249 or email email@example.com if you have any questions or would like further information.
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How you are helping
09 Nov 2012
This year, Kew is taking part in the 'Big Give Christmas Challenge', a campaign to encourage philanthropic giving by matching a donors’ gift. Effectively your donation to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership could be doubled! We need to raise £50,000 for next year’s seed collecting trips, as well as expanding our work on using existing collections. Please note: This campaign ran from 6 to 19 December 2012 and has now finished.
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership ‘top banana’ as it celebrates banking 10% of the world’s wild plant species.
15 Oct 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species by banking its 24,200th plant species.