Ways to support our soldiers

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.

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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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