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Published on 01 March 2016 12:00 AM

Get your will written or updated for free throughout March.

 

Free Wills Month brings together 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, until March 31.

To find out which solicitors are taking part in the campaign in your local area, visit the Free Wills Month website.

Why write a will?

An up-to-date will written by a solicitor can help ensure your wishes are respected. It could also avoid 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 in their will, however, we hope that many will see this as a chance to support their favourite cause.

How to take part

Taking part in Free Wills Month is simple; just call one of the participating solicitors directly to book your appointment. There are a limited number of appointments, so it’s a good idea to book quickly.

You can visit the Free Wills Month website to choose a participating solicitor.
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.

Remember Age UK in your will

 If you decide to take part in the campaign, there is, of course, no obligation to include a gift to Age UK in your will. We would be extremely grateful, however, if you could take a moment to consider remembering us in this way.

Gifts in wills are vital in helping us to be here, day after day, for older people who need our help and support.

Read more about what a difference your gift could make. You can also find out more by ordering our legacy information pack by calling the Age UK Legacy Team on 020 3033 1421 or emailing legacies@ageuk.org.uk

The Free Wills Month campaign runs until 31 March 2016 in the following areas:

Blackpool, Chesterfield, Chichester, Coventry, Crawley, Darlington, Eastbourne, Essex, Harrogate, Hastings, Kent, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northampton, Peterborough, Sheffield, Sunderland, Wirral, Wolverhampton and Worthing.

And London Boroughs: Barnet, Bromley, City of London, City of Westminster, Croydon, Ealing, Greenwich, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Waltham Forest.

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081