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 here.

To make sure the money goes to the right place, please include our full name in your will: 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 here.

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

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. Click here to find out more. 


We've partnered with Farewill to provide all our supporters with a free will (RRP £50). 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.

Click here to get the offer.

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 £98+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 by clicking here

You can Give in Memory

Sometimes people like to put a gift in their will to Sea Cadets in memory of someone to whom cadets, or the Royal Navy or the sea, was really important. Or to hold a collection at their funeral for Sea Cadets or give a donation in memory on a special anniversary. If you would like to set up a tribute page to a loved one, it is very easy and you can do it here. If you would like to arrange a donation at a funeral please get in touch with Vanessa in the Legacy team.

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.

Wording for your solicitor

Your will is your only way to be certain that what you want to happen to your estate when you’re gone does in fact happen, so it’s sensible to do it properly and use a solicitor. It doesn’t have to cost much. You may have a family solicitor already, or ask a friend for a recommendation, or you can find a local solicitor here.

Do tell us if you'd like to

You’ll be doing something really important for teenagers, and we’d love to say thank you if you’ve put a gift in your will or plan to. Either give us Vanessa a ring on 020 7654 7000 or you might like to fill in a pledge form. Rest assured that anything you choose to let us know about will be just between us, as we promise here.

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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