We always recommend that you consult a solicitor when planning a Will or updating an existing one.  This will ensure that your wishes are carried out as intended, as well as helping to avoid any unnecessary distress to family and friends during a difficult time.

The Soldiers’ Charity has a Free Will Writing Service which can put you into contact with local solicitors to you. Further information can be found here.

We are extremely grateful for any generous gift you may leave to The Soldiers Charity.  However, we naturally understand that your family and friends come first.  There are many things you may need to consider such as executors, funeral wishes and any dependants.

A great place to start is by making a list of your assets, what you owe and who you want to benefit.  You may find it useful to use our will planner.

We have produced a Will Guide which contains more information and resources. To order a copy, click here.

Types of Gift & Clauses

Please find below some sample clauses and types of gift to help you when including ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in your Will.  A solicitor will be able to advise further on different ways to leave charitable gifts.

Residuary Legacy

A gift of the percentage of the value of your estate once all other payments have been made.  This is particularly effective when remembering a charity, as it is expressed a percentage and retains its value over time.

Example:

I give to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity of Mountbarrow House, 12 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB with registered charity no. England & Wales (1146420) and Scotland (SC039189) _% [proportion of residue in words] for its general purposes.  I declare that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of ABF The Soldiers Charity shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors/Trustees.

Pecuniary Legacy

A gift of a set amount, this takes priority over the residue when the estate is administered.

Example:

I give to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity of Mountbarrow House, 12 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB with registered charity no. England & Wales (1146420) and Scotland (SC039189) the sum of £_ for its general purposes.  I declare that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of ABF The Soldiers Charity shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors/Trustees.

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