How your gift helps transform lives

Gifts in Wills provide a reliable and stable source of income which enables us to plan long term projects and deliver our huge range of programmes reaching the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our communities.

Making a Will is a very personal matter, and your first priority is, and should always be, your family. Many people choose to also include a gift to a charity in their Will, to help ensure their kindness and compassion live on after they’ve gone.

One supporter wanted to help “young people seeking shelter and assistance” and her compassion will now live on through Springfield Lodge, a Salvation Army social service for young people aged 16 to 21 experiencing homelessness in Southwark. London.

Thanks to this special gift, we can continue to offer a safe, supportive environment and provide accommodation-based and floating support, helping young people make positive choices about their current circumstances. Read more about Southwark Young People Service.

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Another project funded through gifts in Wills means we can help protect vulnerable people from becoming tomorrow’s victims of modern slavery and human trafficking on the Polish border with Ukraine.

This means we can use our contacts to get women and their children to a safe place, share leaflets in Ukrainian to alert those fleeing to the risks of human trafficking and engage with anti-trafficking networks, sharing online updates on new trafficking trends and support to those at risk.

Read more about our international anti-human trafficking work.

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In Worthing, money from gifts in Wills was used to set up a befriending service through the ‘Welcome In’ Community Programme. T

he scheme is aimed primarily at improving the wellbeing of older people and alleviating social isolation. Read more about our diverse and vibrant range of programmes and activities available for older people at a local level.

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If you are thinking about leaving a gift in your Will to The Salvation Army you can download or request a copy of our free Will guide, which will take you through the process of writing your Will.

For further information just give us a call on 020 7367 4800 or email

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Your kindness can help us help others. Download or request a copy of our simple, free guide to writing your Will.

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