How to leave a gift in your Will

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Remembering The Salvation Army in your Will means your compassion can live on and your support will enable us to be there for those who need us the most.

We understand that leaving a gift in your Will is an important decision, but we have information, support and guidance available to make the process as easy as possible. When experiencing a major change in life such as getting married, divorced, having or adopting children or when grandchildren join the family, it’s important to ensure your Will is kept up to date. Read about more reasons to make a Will here.

Michael chose to leave a gift to The Salvation Army after having to make a new life when his wife died. He felt that the best way to do this was by helping other people and found the process easier than he thought. 

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There are three different types of gift you can make to support the work of The Salvation Army in your Will:

  • A percentage of your estate – this is typically a portion of what is left after you have remembered family and friends. (A residuary gift).
  • A sum of money (A pecuniary gift).
  • A specific item, such as an antique, painting, property or shares that we would sell.

How to include The Salvation Army in your Will

  1. Find a solicitor 
    We have different Will writing options to offer our supporters depending on where you live. Please click here to find out more.
  2. Wording for your Will 
    To help you discuss your wishes with a solicitor, we’ve included some recommended wording for the different types of gift. You can download a copy of the recommended wording.
  3. Charity details
    To ensure that your gift goes to the right place, you need to include our full name and address and registered charity numbers. The details are as follows: 

The Salvation Army United Kingdom and Ireland Territorial Headquarters
1 Champion Park
SE5 8FJ​​

Charity numbers:

  • England and Wales: 214779
  • Scotland: SC009359
  • Republic of Ireland: CHY6399

How your gift helps transform lives

Learn how leaving a gift in your Will can help us transform lives all over the UK.

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