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Leaving a gift in your Will

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, 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 single 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.

 

 

Why leave a gift in your will?

Why leave a gift in your will?

One in three of all the people we help each year are supported by gifts in Wills. Your legacy can ensure we will be here for our heroes of the future

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Get Help with Writing your Will

Get Help with Writing your Will

Our guide to leaving a gift in your Will is full of essential information and inspiring examples to help you consider your options.

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FAQs

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about leaving a gift in your Will.

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Your gift for the future

Your gift for the future

Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way in which we can all play our part in shaping the future.

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Make your Will and Make a Lasting Difference

Make your Will and Make a Lasting Difference

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

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Information for Executors

Information for Executors

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.

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ONE FAMILY’S LEGACY TO OUR NATION’S HEROES

When World War Two veteran, Katherine Cubitt, passed away she very kindly left a gift to Help for Heroes in her Will. Katherine’s son recently visited one of our recovery centres to see how legacies like his mum’s are helping our wounded heroes.

“You could say we’re a military family, ” Bob explained. “My grandfather was in the Navy in WWI and my parents served in the Army during WWII: my father as an Army Commando from 1938-61 and my mother from 1940-44. They inspired me to join the RAF and my son to join the Army.”

Bob’s parents supported service charities throughout their lives, but it was a guest at his father’s funeral that inspired Katherine’s gift for our work.

“The funeral collection was for service charities and their importance was really brought home to us by the attendance of a family friend who’d been seriously while serving in Afghanistan. Seeing him there, a triple amputee, made us realise that injured veterans’ care needs don’t stop when they  leave hospital. And if it wasn’t for charities like Help for Heroes, these people would pretty much be on their own.

“This prompted my mother to leave a legacy to Help for Heroes. It wasn’t much, but it was important to her to help the charity continue its work.”

It was our pleasure to welcome Bob and his wife to our Recovery Centre in Wiltshire where they heard about the life-changing support services on offer to veterans, serving personnel and families. From the art rooms, gardens and treatment rooms to adapted kitchens, the psychological wellbeing cottage and state of the art adapted sports facilities; there was a lot to see.

Reflecting on the day, Bob told us: “I’m incredibly proud of my mum. She served her country, raised a family in difficult times and always thought of others – even at the last. If my mum’s legacy has contributed in some small way to Help for Heroes’ work, that’s brilliant.” 

“I had already included Help for Heroes in my Will, but after my visit I went back home and increased the amount. I would urge anyone reading this to consider leaving a gift in your Will. You have no idea how many people you will be helping, or how much your help means to them. 

“So long as we have wars we will need charities like Help for Heroes and I am proud that my family can be associated with them.”

 

Bob Cubitt

Seeing legacies in action has inspired Bob to leave a gift in his own Will

 

For more information, email our legacy team at legacies@helpforheroes.org.uk