Home / Support Us / Legacies LegaciesRemembering the British Deer Society in your will ensures that you can continue protecting deer for generations to come. Photo by: Diana ParkhouseFIND OUT ABOUT LEGACY TYPES HOW LEGACIES HELP BDS Legacies have enabled the British Deer Society to undertake large projects including implementing our digital strategy.This ensures we can commit to projects we would not otherwise be able to do ensuring the health and sustainability of wild deer.Making a will is important not only for charities like BDS, but it also ensures that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. Without it, your family, friends and the good causes you support may be overlooked. TYPES OF LEGACIES Photo by: David J Martin A number of types of legacy are available to you:Residuary legacy: Where all or part of your estate (after debts, funeral costs and financial gifts are paid) is bequeathed to the British Deer Society.Pecuniary legacy: Where a specific sum is left to the Society. This can be index-linked to safeguard its future value.Specific legacy: Where a particular item, such as a piece of jewellery or an antique, is left to the Society to be used or sold.Reversionary legacy: This allows you to leave assets to a named individual for their lifetime with the balance going to the British Deer Society on their death.If you would like further information about leaving a bequest to the British Deer Society, please contact us on 01425 655434 or email email@example.com LATEST NEWS Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks. BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare. Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.