A CONSERVATION charity is inviting residents to send in their bucket list wishes.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust wants know what experiences and achievements residents across the county would like to do as part of a campaign to encourage people to leave a gift to the charity in their will.

Kate Thomas, head of resources for the trust, said: “Many of us set annual goals and wish lists but a bucket list looks a little bit further – what do we want to do in our lives before it’s too late?

“For many it’s to swim with dolphins or see the northern lights – for some it’s to write their memoirs or resolve a dispute with a family member.

“Closer to home, people’s bucket lists may be to walk the length of the Worcestershire Way or to watch the sunrise from the Worcestershire Beacon.

“For wildlife-lovers it may be to see an osprey, to have a robin finally nest in the garden bird box or to watch an otter in the Severn, Avon or Teme.

“Whatever is on people’s bucket lists, we’d like them to add an extra one – that of leaving a gift in their will to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust so that their children and grandchildren can have the chance to enjoy our wonderful countryside and fabulous wildlife in the future.”

Gifts left in wills are placed in a fund that, over the years, has provided crucial funding to buy special, and often threatened, places for both wildlife and people.

The fund has also helped to buy equipment for the education work the trust runs with schools across the county.

Ms Thomas added: “We’d love to hear what readers would add to their bucket list.

“Nationally, the wildlife trusts are inviting entries in order to create a Top Ten Bucket List .”

For more information about leaving a gift in your will, contact Kate Thomas on 01905 754919 or kate@worcestershirewild - lifetrust.org