Put a gift in your will. All young people need someone who cares behind them, to help them make a go of the world. But some teenagers lack this. With a gift in your will, you can step in behind a young person who needs it.

You don't have to be rich

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Not at all. £310 would be enough to send one young person on a voyage on our tall ship which will change their life as they learn to crew with a team, and sit on deck watching dolphins passing. £3,100 could cover a voyage for 10 inner-city teenagers, who may have never seen the sea before.

Every legacy makes a difference and currently they account for half of the money we use wherever the need is greatest.

"It's a pleasure and privilege to know I can carry on supporting them even after I'm not around to help in person."

Lt Cdr Twomey, legacy pledger

How do I leave a gift in my will?

To leave a gift in your will, visit your solicitor or find a local solicitor.

To make sure the money goes to the right place, please include our full name in your will and the charity number: MSSC (Marine Society and Sea Cadets), a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 313013) and Scotland (No. SCO37808).

If you intend to leave a gift in your will, please let us know by downloading a Legacy Pledge form.

Please rest assured your details will remain confidential; please read our Legacy Charter.

Why leave a gift in my will?

Giving just 1% of your Will to the Sea Cadets, after your loved ones have been looked after, can make a world of difference. It’s simple, easy and can have an impact for generations to come. 

We are grateful for every gift we receive, no matter how big or small. Your gift ensures your legacy will live on into the future, supporting the next generation into adulthood and helping to give them some fantastic core skills to enable them to build their futures confidently and securely.

It’s our belief that every young person deserves the best possible head start in life.

Help us achieve amazing things for young people - please consider us in your will. Find out more about writing a will. 


We've partnered with Farewill to provide all our supporters with a free will (RRP £90). Make your will online in four simple steps, from the comfort of your own home and with live support from their will specialists. Get your free will with code MSSC100.

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The Goodwill Partnership

Sea Cadets has partnered with The Goodwill Partnership (TGP) and so we can now offer the following to our supporters:

  • Home visit service covering all of England & Wales
  • Telephone options are also available for those who prefer this method
  • All Wills are Solicitor provided and therefore are regulated by The Law Society
  • The special charity rate of just £108+VAT is the lowest cost available for a home visit, solicitor provided Will
  • The price is fixed, supporters will not be up-sold any other services, unlike many other providers

Please find out more about how the Goodwill Partnership can help you get your will written and your wishes set down. 

Name a boat or share a story in our tribute book

With Sea Cadets you can name a boat in memory of a loved one or write a story in our tribute book online either to celebrate a life or an event. Alternatively you may like to hold a collection at a funeral. We can provide funeral envelopes if you would like to do so.  If you would like to do any of these things or simply leave a gift in memory of someone  please get in touch with Vanessa in the Legacy team, details below.

Happy donor of a Sea Cadets legacy

I feel Sea Cadets provides young people with a different kind of adventure that helps them to launch well in life. That’s why I am leaving a legacy. I found it easy to do and I know it will sustain the charity’s work both for young people and the society we live in, well into the future

Mark Windsor, legacy pledger

Look out for Remember a Charity in your Will Week

We're taking part in Remember a Charity Week which this year runs from 10-16 September. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter account during this time.

We can give you more information

Sea Cadets has a legacy information pack. Just email Vanessa at legacies@ms-sc.org or phone her on 020 7654 7000 and she’ll pop one in the post for you.

Adding a codicil

If you have already made a will, but now wish to include a gift to MSSC, you may be able to add a codicil to your existing will. We do strongly advise consulting with your solicitor before adding a codicil. You can download a form for this here.

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