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Gifts in Wills

Leave a legacy that changes lives

For further information call
Sarah on 01372 587 144

"Our vision is that veterans can receive the mental health care and support they need, both now and in the future. By leaving a gift to help provide care and support for veterans with mental health issues, you’ll be standing up for service personnel – past, present and future – and helping them rebuild their lives. The greatest legacy you can leave for future generations is a gift in your Will."

Sarah Seddon, Head of Planned Giving,


Writing your Will is simple to do and is a lasting, positive statement about what matters to you. Your Will is an important step in ensuring the people and causes you care about are looked after. There are different types of gifts you can leave in your Will:

Giving a percentage of your Will is often the best type of giving as it ensures your gift maintains its value over a long period of time.

Even 1% of your Will, after providing for those closest to you, can change the lives of veterans for years to come.

If your estate will be liable to Inheritance Tax, there can also be tax benefits from giving at least 10% of your net estate to charity.

You may prefer to give a fixed amount of money in your Will. This can be any amount that you choose, we sincerely appreciate any legacy that is left and every single one will make an impact.

You can leave any item in your Will, from shares or a stamp collection to a car or house. Anything you choose to leave will go towards funding veteran treatment.

Leaving a gift to veterans

"When we receive a legacy, we make a promise to deliver lasting help that not only changes lives, but sometimes save them too. We promise to keep veterans at the heart of everything we do and to spend your gift wisely"

Sarah Seddon

If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to Combat Stress, all you need do is include our name, address, and Charity Registration details:

Combat Stress
Registered Charity No. 206002 (England)
Registered Charity No. SC038828 (Scotland)
Registered address: Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX

To send these details to your professional adviser, you can simply download our Legacy for Veterans form, or contact us for a copy. You may want to leave a legacy in memory of someone, in honour of veterans who have protected our country, or to say thank you for the support you or your loved one has received from us. Whatever your reason, we appreciate each and every gift which enables us to help veterans.



We know that your legacy is an important decision, and it can take time before you’re ready to leave a gift in your Will. If you want more information, our free guide to leaving a legacy can help you.  

Let us help

If you’d like to chat about the impact you can make, writing your Will or legacies, please call Sarah Seddon on 01372 587144 or email

Already remembered us in your Will?

If you have left a gift to Combat Stress in your Will, we'd love to hear from you so that we can say thank you.



If you have a Will that includes a sum of money left to Combat Stress, you can either choose to make a BACS payment (detailed below) or, if you prefer, please contact us with the person's name and address, and include a copy of the appropriate part of the Will. We ask that you include your contact details so that we can thank you and let you know it's arrived safely.

Please send to our Head Office address: Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead Surrey, KT22 0BX.

For Bank Transfers, our BACs details are:

Account Name: Combat Stress
NatWest Account No: 00100013
Sort Code: 60-00-01
IBAN: GB91NWBK 6000 0100 1000 13

If you have a Will that includes a percentage gift left to Combat Stress there are certain legal documents needed to comply with guidelines. We've put together a factsheet which outlines details you need to know.

1 in 5 veterans are supported by gifts in Wills

Did you know that 1 in 5 of the veterans we support is helped thanks to gifts in Wills?

To find out more about gifts in Wills and how your legacy could make a life-changing difference, our Legacy Manager Sarah shares more information in this short video.


We are grateful to all of our legacy givers for choosing to invest in the wellbeing of veterans. Visit our legacy givers page to read more stories from those who have left a gift in their Will.