Free online wills to support the next generation of ecologists

Most ecologists know that it is important to write a will, but often they just do not get round to it. That is why the BES has partnered with online will provider Farewill to bring 50 FREE wills to their members and supporters.

The aim is to secure and expand the work being done by the BES to support young ecologists from disadvantaged communities in the  UK and the developing world and increase the diversity of the profession. This work is delivered through BES grants, mentoring and education programmes as part of our our Ecology – the Next Generation initiative.

Members and supporters can make a will online for free in 15 minutes, with live expert help and the option to update it at any time. They do not have to leave a gift to the BES to take advantage of the offer but any gift, however large or small would make an impact on the Society’s ability to deliver ecological education.  

Paul Bower, Development Manager at the British Ecological Society said:

“Increasingly charities are relying on income from gifts in wills to deliver their mission long term. The BES would like to do more to support ecologists and particularly young people who without our help would not get the opportunity to take part in residential field courses.

It is often this experience that inspires people to take up ecology at degree level and then as a profession.

“The best way for us to secure the long-term future of excellent programmes like our A-level Residential Summer School is to encourage more of our supporters to leave the BES a small gift in their will.”

Members and supporters who wish to write their will online for free and consider supporting  the next generation of ecologists should visit and use the code BES100 at the Farewill checkout to claim their free will. Once the allocation of 50 free wills has been used, members and supporters can enter the code BES50 at checkout to claim a half price will for £45.

Contact details:
Paul Bower, Development Manager, Email: