Leave a gift in your Will Remembering the Royal Hospital in your Will For over three centuries, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has been committed to providing a home for retired soldiers who were prepared to risk their lives for their country. We are also responsible for carefully preserving our beautiful Grade I listed buildings and magnificent grounds. We depend on the generosity of our supporters to ensure we will still be there for future generations of veterans. If, like us, you believe that these exceptional men and women deserve comfort and companionship in their retirement, then please consider remembering us in your Will. Your gift can make a lasting difference and allows you to keep on helping a cause you believe in after you’ve gone. If you are considering writing, or updating your Will, and would like to know more about the difference a to the Royal Hospital Chelsea could make, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can rest assured that we will respect your privacy, treating your enquiry with sensitivity. Get in touch online For a confidential conversation, please call Catherine Humphries on 020 7881 5323 or email [email protected]. Why I'm remembering the Royal Hospital with a legacy "I decided to leave a gift in my Will to the Royal Hospital because I don’t have any family and I felt it was a sensible option. I feel many charities waste money, but the Royal Hospital is an upright organisation, which is very refreshing in this day and age." - Rosemary Francis, friend of the Royal Hospital "I’d like to think what I give will help the Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy the best quality of life after I’ve gone and that I’ll still be supporting something I care about. Not everyone can give their time, but leaving some money does as much, if not more, to help. I like to think I’ll be helping in a small way for future generations to enjoy their retirement here. and keeping this place going for evermore.” - Richard Bremer, volunteer and friend of the Royal Hospital Make your Will for free Making a Will is the best way to ensure your wishes are respected after you’ve gone and to make things as straightforward as possible for your loved ones. It’s also a wonderful way to honour the causes you care about. If you have not yet made a Will, or would like to update yours, Guardian Angels expert confidential service allows you make a Will free of charge. It’s quick and straightforward to do and not only gives you peace of mind but can save you as much as 10% in inheritance tax. A gift that makes a lasting difference to the Royal Hospital In return, all they ask is that you consider leaving a gift – large or small – to the Royal Hospital. It’s simple to use the service online, but Guardian Angels also offers telephone and face-to-face support. Simply click here to get started or call Catherine on 020 7881 5323, who will be happy to answer any questions you have. Make your Will for free FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How do I remember the Royal Hospital Chelsea in my Will? Remembering us in your Will is straightforward and means you can make a lasting impact on our work. A solicitor will help you to draw up a Will, or amend an existing one to include a gift to the Royal Hospital. By sharing your intentions, you can allow us to plan ahead with confidence. What type of gift can I leave in my Will? We are very grateful for any gift, large or small. There are various ways you can remember us in your Will, including a set amount of money, a particular gift – such as stocks and shares or an item of value, or a residuary gift - what remains after you’ve remembered your family and friends. Will a gift in my Will be subject to inheritance tax? No. Inheritance tax doesn’t apply to charitable gifts, so every penny you leave would help support the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners. Can I choose how the Royal Hospital Chelsea will spend my legacy? If you’d like your gift to be used for a particular purpose or project, we’d be happy to discuss it with you. However, we can ensure your gift is used to the best effect by using it wherever the need is greatest. To find out more, or to request our legacy brochure, Catherine Humphries on 020 7881 5323 or email [email protected].