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Author: Age UK
Published on 01 October 2014 12:00 AM

Age UK is taking part in Free Wills Month. Get your will written, or updated, for free throughout October.


Free Wills Month brings together 10 major UK charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free.

The campaign runs from 1st to 31st October 2014, and you must book an appointment with a participating solicitor during this period in order to take advantage of the scheme. The appointment itself can however take place after the closing date.

An up-to-date will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, we hope that many will see this as a chance to help their favourite cause.

How to arrange a free will

To be eligible for a free will, you must be entitled to make a valid will in the United Kingdom and have reached the age of 55. In the case of mirror wills, it is sufficient that one partner is at least 55 years old.

Participating solicitors can be found in Bournemouth, Derby, Exeter, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea and Torquay. People living outside of these locations can also take advantage of the scheme.

To find out if a solicitor is taking part in the campaign in your local area, visit the Free Wills Month website or call 0845 020 4309.

You must book the appointment directly with a participating solicitor, referencing Free Wills Month at the time of making the appointment.

For more information around wills, please download the Wills and Estate Planning information guide. It contains further information and advice around making and updating a will. 

You can also order a copy of this guide by calling Age UK Advice on 0800 169 65 65.

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174