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Blind Veterans UK relies on gifts in Wills to support five in ten of our blind veterans. These gifts are crucial for our charity.

Including a gift in your Will, regardless of the size, will help provide vital lifelong support to ex-Servicemen and women living with sight loss. Request a free guide to find out more.

Meet Billy

In this short video, blind veteran Billy talks about how gifts in Wills to Blind Veterans UK have helped him rebuild his life after losing his sight.

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Blind veteran Billy

“Without gifts in Wills, I wouldn’t have received the help I've needed.”

After 20 years in the Royal Horse Artillery, Billy lost his sight during his service in Bosnia. While exhuming mass graves, a virus entered his eyes and infected both his optic nerves. Not long after, he woke up completely blind.

“It's the ordinary things that bring me the most pleasure and these are often the hardest things to do when you're blind. The ability to make my wife a cup of coffee; to help around the house... Just to be independent.

"Blind Veterans UK needs to be there for future veterans with sight loss like me. That’s why, with my wife, Karen, we've pledged a gift in our Will. We hope you will join us in building a better future for those who have served our country."

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Why leave a gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills help us to support five in ten of our blind veterans. Your support is vital. 

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Blind veteran Simon pictured with his arm around fellow blind veteran Tony, they're both smiling as they sit in front of a sign that reads "Lest We Forget"
Writing your Will and leaving a gift

Find out how to leave us a gift in your Will, and get tips on how to write and amend your Will. 

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Information for executors

Discover how to carry out the wishes of someone who has left a gift to Blind Veterans UK in their Will. 

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FAQs and resources

Read our FAQs about leaving a gift to Blind Veterans UK. Plus, find links to other websites with helpful information.

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“I personally decided to leave a gift in my Will to Blind Veterans UK. I've been very fortunate – they've been very much involved in me rebuilding my life after the adversity I went through. So, for me, it's a very personal thing. I want to give a little bit back and say thank you for the sort of life I've had, which they'd been a major part in creating.”


Blind veteran, on why he decided to leave Blind Veterans UK a gift in his Will

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