Why leave a gift?

By leaving a gift in your Will, you'll be helping to provide vital aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and their communities. Your support is crucial in enabling us to continue our work in years to come.

A Will is one of the simplest ways to ensure that your wishes are followed and that the future of your family and friends – in fact all the people and causes you care about most – are provided for.

How can you help?

Get in touch with our support team for further advice on how to leave a gift, or download our Gift in Will guide for additional information.

Having visited Nepal on a number of occasions, my wife and I both know how important the Trust’s work is, so when we last updated our wills we decided to include the Trust

Mr B, Northern Ireland

The difference your gift can make

The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the leading charity for Gurkha welfare. It was established to ensure that retired Gurkhas and their widows could live in security and with dignity.

Today, we support thousands of ex-Gurkhas with no form of regular income. The Welfare Pension we provide ensures that they avoid unimaginable poverty.

The Trust’s work has grown over the years to include a first class medical programme, hardship grants and community projects in rural villages. These include clean water systems and sanitation schemes as well as a comprehensive schools programme.

The Nepal earthquakes

Following the terrible earthquakes in 2015, we have also begun an extensive response that will see us build and repair hundreds of homes and community projects across Nepal over the coming years.

This programme will leave an indelible legacy in the Himalayan foothills where our Gurkha veterans live. It's how we continue to repay our debt of honour to these loyal soldiers.

We will be here as long as all our veterans and widows need us, but we can only do that with your help.

Our pledge to you

  • We value every gift no matter how large or small
  • Your gift will be used in the best way to help Gurkha veterans in need. But if you specify a particular area of our work that you want your gift to fund, we will honour your wish
  • We will respect your privacy and will handle your enquiry with sensitivity and respect

You don’t have to tell us when you decide to give a gift in your Will, but we’d love to hear from you if you want to let us know about it.

Gift in Will guide

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will and would like some more information, please download our Legacy guide (PDF, 4.9 MB) or contact our support team:

T: 01722 323 955

E: legacies@gwt.org.uk

Codicil form

Download our codicil form (PDF, 0.1 MB) – you can give this form to your solicitor to include a gift to the Trust in your Will.

Donations in Memory

If you are collecting gifts in memory of a loved one and would like information, please call 01722 323 955. Donation envelopes can be provided for this purpose.

If you would like donations to be made to The Gurkha Welfare Trust in lieu of flowers at your funeral, stating this in your Will lets the executors know of your wish.

Call 01722 323 955 or download our Legacy guide (PDF, 4.9 MB) for more information.

The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2015-16.