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Leaving a gift in your Will

HOW YOUR GIFT WILL HELP

A gift in your Will to Help for Heroes will save and change lives. 

 

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can support our ground-breaking recovery centres, outreach programme and psychological wellbeing services for decades to come.

 

You can provide rehabilitation, vocational skills and careers guidance, welfare advice, financial grants and a wide range of therapies aimed at helping veterans, military personnel and their families learn to understand, manage and overcome injury or illness.

 

You can leave a gift of practical help and hope to men and women who have given everything in the service of their country.

 

Legacies come in all shapes and sizes but every gift has the power to save and change lives.

“If it wasn’t for Help for Heroes, we wouldn’t be here today”

Veterans Bob and Roy have paid a heavy price for serving their country. Hear about the help they’ve received and their heartfelt message for those who leave a gift in their Will.

YOUR GIFT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS

Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to provide for the people and causes you love.

 

But your gift is more than a donation: it’s part of the legacy you’ll leave to future generations.

 

Helping veterans and serving personnel to recover is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds; it’s about rebuilding lives, restoring confidence and renewing hope.

 

It takes time, understanding, expertise and a willingness to walk alongside someone for as long as they need help. It also takes the support of amazing friends like you.

 

 

“We want to make sure there’s support for veterans and their families in the future”

Help for Heroes volunteers, Neil and Jacqui, have left a gift in their Will to make sure their support will continue long after their lifetime.  

MAKE YOUR WILL AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

More than a third of our life-changing work is funded by gifts in Wills.

 

Without legacies and the dedicated people who choose to support us in this way, we simply wouldn’t be able to help as many people as we do or promise them lifelong support.

"I can honestly say that your gift will change people’s lives."

Navy Veteran turned solicitor, Natasha explains the importance of writing a Will and shares her personal experience of the difference your support makes.

MY MOTHER’S GIFT TO OUR ARMED FORCES FAMILY

"To know my mother’s legacy is contributing to Help for Heroes' work is brilliant. I urge everyone to consider leaving a gift to Help for Heroes. You have no idea how many people you will be helping, or how much your help means to them.”

Bob Cubitt visited one of our recovery centres to see how gifts like his mother’s are transforming lives. Read his story in our free Will-writing guide.

HELP WITH WRITING YOUR WILL

Whether you have a specific question or just need some general pointers as you begin thinking about your Will, our friendly and experienced legacy team is here to help.

 

Free Will-writing guide

 

Our new guide to leaving a gift in your Will is full of essential information and inspiring examples to help you consider your options. The printed version also contains a handy form to help you gather your thoughts before seeing your adviser.  

 

Download the guide now, or to request a printed copy through the post, please contact our legacy team on legacies@helpforheroes.org.uk or call 01725 514965.

Free Will-writing services

 

Help for Heroes has teamed up with trusted partners to offer you the chance to make or update your Will for free.

 

Using our Free Wills service doesn’t place you under any obligation to leave a gift, but we hope you’ll take a moment to imagine the difference your legacy could make.

As a member of the National Free Wills Network, Help for Heroes can offer a limited number of supporters the chance to write a Will for free through participating solicitors. We pay a discounted rate for simple Wills, but if your needs are more complicated, you may be asked to pay an additional cost.

 

There’s no obligation to include a gift to Help for Heroes in your Will but we hope you’ll consider our heroes.

 

This service is available to supporters throughout the United Kingdom.

 

Email legacies@helpforheroes.org.uk or call 01725 514965 to find out more.

Bequeathed.org offer free Wills and valuable advice. Their simple and convenient service allows you to make the right Will for you in the way that best suits you – online, face to face or over the phone. You can take the first step by starting their online interview at any time. 

 

The detailed guidance throughout the process will help you to consider everything you need to think about when making a Will, and to identify any issues where expert legacy advice could be valuable.

This service is only available to supporters in England and Wales.

INFORMATION FOR EXECUTORS

We appreciate that carrying out a loved one’s wishes can be a daunting task, and we’re very grateful to anyone who takes on this responsibility.

 

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a friend or family member doing this for the first time, we hope you’ll find our Advice for Executors factsheet useful.

 

In it you’ll find an overview of the information we’re required to ask for, depending on the type of gift we’ve been left, and our contact details in case you’d like to get in touch.