Parks and green spaces are more important than ever before, not only for their positive impact on the environment but also the improved quality of life for those who visit them.

For over thirty years, Nene Park Trust has been managing Nene Park -  697 hectares of green space in Peterborough - for the benefit of the local community, visitors and wildlife. The Trust's vision is to provide a permanent haven for heritage and wildlife and a wide range of recreational activities for the people of Peterborough and the wider community.

Anything you can gift in your Will will be a huge support, helping the Trust to continue to look after the greenspace of Nene Park and significantly improve the quality of life of those who visit. Leaving a gift in your Will offers you the opportunity to give more than you might ever be able to give in your lifetime to a charity which has been a significant part of your life and will be for others for generations to come.

Our Promise to you:

  • We understand your loved ones come first
  • You do not need to inform us of your decision
  • We understand your Will is a personal document and will not put you under any pressure
  • Your gift will be used where it is most needed at the time

If you have any questions, please contact the team at [email protected]

How could your legacy benefit the Park?


Mother and children in the park.

Father and son enjoying kayaking on a lake


With the growing challenges surrounding our climate, Nene Park Trust continues to strive to play a part in keeping our greenspaces thriving for wildlife and the environment.


We believe in the importance of getting young people outside to learn and enjoy the health benefits. We hope to continue building our relationships with schools and community groups.


There are many ways to enjoy
Ferry Meadows; walking and cycling, picnics, trails, watersports, camping and more. We want to build upon this offer to bring people of all ages and abilities the opportunity for relaxation and fun.

Family cycling

People having a picnic

So many memories are created at Ferry Meadows, from celebrating birthdays to making new friends. We want to continue providing a safe and beautiful setting for memories to be made.

Nene Park Trust is a significant part of the local community and strives to build closer relationships with all communities who would benefit from experiencing and enjoying our greenspaces.

Spending time outside, in the fresh air and surrounded by nature, will positively affect your overall health and wellbeing. We are pleased to be able to offer our visitors easily accessible areas where they can benefit from this.

Types of gifts to consider


Money or asset left after all other gifts have been paid. Can be a percentage from 1%-100%

Suggested text: "I give to Nene Park Trust, registered charity number 800067, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU a X% share of my residuary estate, free of inheritance tax, for its general charitable purposes."

Sum of Money

A sum of money you would like to leave to Nene Park Trust

Suggested text: "I give to Nene Park Trust, registered charity number 800067, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, PE2 5UU the sum of £X free of inheritance tax, for its general charitable purposes."

An item 

Something of value that can be sold to fund our work, for example, jewellery, stocks or shares, property artwork etc. Or an item we can use and benefit from.

In all instances your solicitor should be your first point of contact.

If you already have a Will it is most likely you will only need to write a codicil (an amendment) to include your gift to Nene Park Trust. If you do not already have a Will you will need to meet a solicitor of your choice and create a Will.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of gifts can I leave in my Will? A percentage of my estate, a sum of money or an item of value.

Can I choose where my money goes? You can specify what area of our work you would like to support, such as education, and we promise it will always go where it is most needed at the time.

Should I make a new Will now I've decided to leave a gift to Nene Park Trust? If your changes are small and straightforward, you will not necessarily have to change the whole document; you may be able to add a codicil (an amendment). Consult with your solicitor who will be able to advise on this.

Can I write my own Will? You can, however, it is advisable to seek professional guidance to avoid making any errors.

What is inheritance tax? Tax on the estate (property, money and possessions) of someone who has passed away. Gifts left to registered charities are tax-exempt and are deducted from your estate before any tax liability is calculated.

Solicitors in Peterborough

We are so pleased to partner with Greenwoods Legal LLP for our Legacy Giving month in October 2023. Greenwoods have helped provide legal information and support for leaving a gift in your Will to a charity. They are more than happy to answer any queries and start conversation on writing your Will.

Here they share why you might want to consider a legacy:



Funeral/memorial collection

If you are a funeral director or family member making funeral arrangements and would like to collect donations for Nene Park Trust at a funeral or memorial service please contact the Fundraising team at: [email protected]

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will to Nene Park Trust, please get in touch with the Fundraising team by emailing: [email protected].

Please remember you are under no obligation to leave a gift and all conversations are completely confidential.