A charity is hoping to persuade people to bequeath a house, or a financial legacy, to badly injured servicemen. The Haig Housing Trust’s £20 million Coming Home campaign was started in 2011. One of its first tasks was to buy a house for marine Mark Ormrod, who lost both legs and his right arm after treading on a landmine in Afghanistan. Since then, the trust has provided 38 adapted homes and has 107 soldiers on its books.
It points out that the rate of Inheritance Tax drops from 40% to 36% on estates leaving a legacy to charity, provided it is 10% or more of the net estate (020- 8685 5779; www.coming-home.org.uk). In September, 300 cyclists connected to the Grenadier Guards will pedal from London to Belgium in aid of their regimental charity, The Colonel’s Fund. To donate, visit www.justgiving.co.uk/numbertwo.
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