Legacy giving

By leaving a gift in your will to SSAFA, you can help create a brighter future for our Armed Forces and their families.

Legacy giving

By leaving a gift in your will to SSAFA, you can help create a brighter future for our Armed Forces and their families.

A gift in your will to support SSAFA's work makes a huge difference to the lives of those in the Forces family. These 'Legacy Gifts' ensure that we can continue our vital work helping those who have made sacrifices on behalf of our nation, people who need a helping hand to lead independent lives with dignity, knowing that their service to our nation is not forgotten.

Please consider leaving us a gift in your will - to ensure that SSAFA continues to be there for our servicemen and women, veterans and their families, whatever the future may hold.

Your gift could help us help others in many different ways, from providing critical welfare services to veterans and military families to helping us run Forcesline - our confidential helpline for all members of the armed forces community.

However large or small, whether a fixed percentage of your estate or a cash gift, your gift will help to make a real difference. Here are some of the ways your gift to SSAFA could help:

  • A gift of £750 could immediately help any members of the military, veterans or their families who are at risk of becoming homeless.
  • A gift of £5000 could train and provide for eight specialist mentors, each of whom will go on to help multiple Forces leavers who are struggling to adapt to civilian life.
  • A gift of £10,000 could fund over 50 short-break family weekends for children from military families suffering from illnesses or disabilities.
  • A gift of £50,000 could fund Norton House, which offers free, safe and supportive accommodation to families while their loved one is treated at the nearby Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, for three months

Free will-writing service

We work alongside McClure Solicitors who offer a free Will-writing service across the UK. The team of Estate Planning Practitioners can provide you free and independent advice on making or updating your will.  There is no obligation to use McClure’s or leave SSAFA a gift in your Will. But we hope that you will do so. Your gift will help service men and women, veterans and families who are struggling and desperately need our help. Your gift will help to change lives.

To set up an appointment, contact McClure’s Solicitors on 0800 852 1999. Please mention ‘SSAFA’ when you book your appointment.

You can download a Will Planner form here to help you plan for your will-writing.

If you would like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your will, please call SSAFA's Legacy team on 020 7463 9234 or email us at legacy@ssafa.org.uk.

Please note: there is no obligation to leave money to SSAFA if you do use this service.