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If you share our beliefs about protecting our precious heritage of a beautiful countryside, please consider leaving a gift to CPRE in your will.

Your legacy, no matter what the amount, will help us ensure that developments are sensitive to the countryside, and that housing sprawl is kept in check. With your help, there will be a green, tranquil and beautiful England for tomorrow's children to enjoy.

A generous legacy was left by Judith Campbell Smyth to benefit CPRE causes and projects in her beloved countryside.

‘Judith was a lady of the sea, who followed in her father’s naval footsteps, first as a Wren in the Women’s Royal Naval Service and, then, in a 30-year career with P&O, reaching the senior position of Purser on cruiseliners such as Canberra and Sea Princess,’ says her godson and executor, Jeremy Chandler Browne.

‘She loved travel and visited many countries. But her home was always Hove, East Sussex, and she had a great love of local nature, art and culture.’

Jeremy’s mother, Judith’s lifelong friend Susan Browne, adds:

‘Throughout her life, Judith was a great lover of the countryside. When we were children we’d cycle from Hove to the Downs for picnics. She loved walking and regularly walked in the area with the Sussex Downsmen (now the South Downs Society). No matter where Judith went in the world, she loved to come home to East Sussex.’

With the advice of a solicitor, writing a Will or changing it in order to include a gift to CPRE is very simple. You will need our registered charity number: 1089685 and our address: CPRE, 5 – 11 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ.

If you want to leave a gift to your local branch you will need the corresponding charity number and address.
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For more information on leaving a legacy to CPRE, please contact:

Vicky Haywood
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 020 7981 2849

Freepost Plus RTCK-UBXX-BBCR
5 – 11 Lavington Street

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