Help for Heroes volunteers, Neil and Jacqui Hogg, recently decided to leave a gift to the charity in their Will. Here the couple tell us why they want our work to be part of their legacy to future generations.
"We first got involved with Help for Heroes because the charity really made us think about the sacrifices being made by our Armed Forces so that we can enjoy a safe and peaceful life.
We began by setting up a Direct Debit and, not long after that, were asked if we could help at a local collection. We really enjoyed it so signed up as volunteers. And the rest is history!
We love volunteering. The Great British Public are incredibly kind and generous, and we’re able to spread the word about Help for Heroes’ work.
We passionately believe that our Armed Forces are the best in the World and the nation owes them a debt of gratitude. We’ve always felt proud to do our bit for the men and women who serve our country.
We’ve been lucky enough to visit one of Help for Heroes’ recovery centres and to meet staff and see at first hand some of the different ways in which the beneficiaries are helped. The equipment and resources available are great, and the staff genuinely care for Veterans and their families.
We also like that Help for Heroes finds new and different solutions to problems and is always looking for ways to help more people.
So when we came to update our Wills, it just seemed natural to leave something to Help for Heroes. A gift for the future seems a natural continuation of our involvement and support today.
Seeing a solicitor was straightforward and it was really reassuring to have everything in order. Our friends and family now know what to do if anything happens to us.
We believe in this work and we want to make sure support is available for Veterans and families in the future. Whatever happens, we’ll carry on helping for as long as we can."