Leaving a gift in your Will

Why gifts in Wills are important to Combat Stress


Since our formation in 1919, Combat Stress has supported more than 100,000 veterans and Reservists. Our world-class treatment programmes and tailored support services help veterans to overcome psychological injuries sustained in service.

In the last year we have had over 2,000 referrals and the demand for our services is still increasing. There's no doubt that traumatised veterans will need us for many years to come.

1 in 5 veterans we support is helped thanks to gifts in Wills.

No veteran should be left to battle the psychological scars of war alone, and every legacy we receive, big or small, makes a vital difference. In fact, we depend on gifts in Wills for around 20% of our income - so without these special donations we would be forced to scale back our services.

We are determined to be here for every veteran who will turn to us for help in the future: to help them battle depression, anger, anxiety and fear. However, we can't do it without you. A gift in your Will is such a wonderful way to secure the future of our services and to support tomorrow'a ex-servicemen and women in their time of need. 


We understand that your family and loved ones come first.                                              

We will not pressure you to leave a gift in your Will to Combat Stress. We appreciate that it is a decision you will want to make in your own time.

We are happy to answer any questions you have and will keep you up-to-date with our work in a way that suits you best.

We will handle any gifts you leave sensitively and respectfully.

We will use your gift carefully to ensure that it has the greatest positive impact on the lives of the Veterans we help.

We respect your right to privacy and understand if you prefer not to tell us about your decision. At the same time, we would love the opportunity to say thank you if you decide to leave a legacy to support our work.

We understand that you are free to change your mind at any time about leaving a legacy to Combat Stress.