Gift in Wills

Leave a lasting legacy for those who have served

A gift today for a veteran of tomorrow.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Walking With The Wounded supports the essential employment, mental health and support care coordination services we provide ex-Army, Navy and RAF personnel. 

It means we can continue to plan and provide life-changing and life-saving support to veterans and their families. We know our services save lives, relationships, jobs and inspire change. Working together, we can make the difference veterans need to get their lives back on track.

Military veterans and their families are at the heart of everything we do. Since we were founded in 2010, over 16,000 individuals have benefited from our support.

I battled on alone, not wanting to show any sign of weakness, but by 2017 I couldn’t hide my mental health struggles any longer.

Sally, Army veteran and WWTW beneficiary

Your gift makes sure we can always be here to help support people like Sally who have struggled since leaving military service. You can make a real difference to those who have served their country by supporting our services.

Sally's Journey

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Sally served as a Reservist in the Royal Army Medical Corps for 22 years. After struggling with severe depression and chronic anxiety, she found Walking With The Wounded.

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Our Impact

We continually evaluate our work and have seen consistently good results across all of our programmes. Pro Bono Economics found that for every £1 invested, Walking With The Wounded deliver:

You can find out more information inside our annual Impact and general reports.

Day in the Life of Lynsey

A gift in your Will could support the valuable work of our frontline staff such as Lynsey.

Find out more about Lynsey's work

Request your free Will Writing Guide

Walking With The Wounded - Will Writing Guide

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your will. Please fill in your details below to receive your free Will Writing Guide which contains all the practical information on how to leave a gift in your will.

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Write your free online Will with Farewill

We have partnered with Farewill to provide our supporters with the ability to write a simple online Will for free.

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    • A solicitor can help make sure your Will is valid and that your wishes are 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, but ask several solicitors what they charge before making your decision. We also work with Farewill, and the Goodwill Partnership who are generously providing Walking With The Wounded supporters a free Will ​​service.

    • At the moment, if you leave a gift to Walking With The Wounded in your Will, it’s not included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift is 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.

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    • If you already have a Will and would like 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 for changes to a Will without it having to be rewritten.

      We know circumstances change, and you can amend your Will at any time. We never ask you to tell us whether you have left us a gift in your Will, although we're always very happy to hear from you, so we can say thank you.

    • There are three types of gift you can leave in your Will:  

      1. A share of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. These gifts are very important to us as they usually increase in value over time. This also means you're less likely to need to amend it in the future. 
      2. A specific sum or set amount of money. 
      3. A specific item, for example, something valuable such as an antique, painting, property or shares that we would sell.

Useful resources for leaving a gift in your Will

There is further information below that can help when you are making a gift in your Will. We always recommend you seek legal advice when making or changing your Will.

Remember a Charity: How to make a Will
Citizens Advice: Advice on creating a Will and why it's important
HMRC: The basics of inheritance tax
GOV.UK: An overview of creating a Will
The Law Society: Help with finding a solicitor in your area

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