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Thinking about making a will is something that lots of us put off, for all sorts of reasons. Amongst other things, we might assume that whatever we leave will automatically go to our partner and/or children – although that might not be so. Or we might feel that we don’t have much to leave anyway, so it’s not worth the bother.
We’re not here to persuade you otherwise. But if you do decide to make or review a will, we hope you will consider us.
Every year, thousands of servicemen and women leave the Forces and most transition into civilian life relatively easily. However, some can sometimes feel isolated and experience feelings of loss and struggle with the transition. Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for disadvantaged veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence.
Recognising the inherent skills of our armed service personnel we offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military.
Our promise to you
When you leave a gift in your will, we make a promise to deliver lasting solutions, not short-term fixes – will you help make this a reality?
Leaving a legacy to Walking With The Wounded will help ex military men and women long into the future. It will make sure we can continue to give them the tools to rebuild their lives and start again protecting them and their families from being left without support or advice. Below are the stories of some of the people your gift will support
With your gift you have the power to rebuild lives and invest in their future.
WWTW supports three key areas for the most vulnerable veterans, enabling our service users to live an independent & successful life:
We have two Hubs – Manchester and North Shields – supporting our service provision in the North East and North West. Other staff are located throughout the UK and work in collaboration with other agencies. We work in partnership with the NHS, local agencies, police custody suites, other veteran charities, and local authorities.
Our support activities include:
Our Free Will Service allows anyone 18+ to easily write or update a simple Will for free. Most people who use our service leave a gift to Walking With The Wounded and we are extremely grateful for their gift which enables us to continue to support veterans and their families through our programmes.
You can write your Will in 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill here.
The Goodwill Partnership provides a consultation service to make the process of writing a solicitor-provided Will as easy as possible. Consultations can be conducted by home-visit, online video call, or by phone.
OIG enables you to get your personal, legal and financial affairs in order, to ensure those closest to you have access at the time when they need it the most. It allows you to -
A codicil is a supplement to a Will and allows you to amend your existing Will without drawing up a new one. If you have already made a Will and would like to include a gift for Walking With The Wounded, you can complete the codicil form below.
A solicitor will help ensure that your will is valid and that your wishes will be met. However, you can choose to use a will writer or online will provider.
The cost of writing a will varies depending on how complicated it is. You can ask several solicitors what they charge before making your decision. From time to time we have Free Will offers, which allow you to write or update your will for free through a solicitor or online will provider. To find out more please contact
Viveca Johnstone at Viveca@wwtw.org.uk
There are three types of gift you can leave in your will:
If you already have a will and simply wish to add a gift to Walking With The Wounded you can complete a codicil form and store it with your will. A codicil is read alongside your will and allows you to make changes to your will, without having to rewrite it. Download a codicil form.
At the moment, if you leave a gift to WWTW in your will it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied.
However, Inheritance Tax rules can change so it’s always best to discuss your will and the type of gift you might like to leave with your solicitor.