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Free Wills Month

Age UK, along with other national charities, takes part in Free Wills Month, offering our supporters the opportunity to have a will written or updated free of charge. The next Free Wills Month will take place in October 2018.


What is Free Wills Month?

Free Wills Month takes place in every March and October. Age UK, along with other national charities, is offering members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free of charge by one of the solicitors participating in the campaign.

An up-to-date will written by a solicitor can help ensure your wishes will be respected. It allows you to provide for your family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.

By being part of this campaign we hope that our supporters will see this as an opportunity to consider supporting Age UK with a gift in their will, although there is no obligation to do so.


Where is the campaign taking place?

Locations of participating solicitors vary from one Free Wills Month to the next, but each campaign covers a number of cities, towns and districts in the UK. The full list of these locations is available every March and October.

The next campaign will be running in October 2018 – please check the Free Wills Month website on 1 October to find out if your area is involved.


How can I take part?

  1. Go to Free Wills Month website to see the available campaign locations
  2. Type in your postcode to find out which solicitors are taking part in the campaign in your local area
  3. Make an appointment directly with the participating solicitor during March

It’s worth noting that the numbers of appointments are limited, so we recommend you book your appointment with your chosen solicitor as soon as you can. Once all available appointments are booked the campaign will close – this may be before the end of the campaign month.


Who is the campaign open to?

Free Wills Month is intended for individuals or couples aged 55 and over. If you are making your will as a couple, only one of you needs to be over 55.

The campaign pays for simple wills, in other words, wills that are reasonably straightforward. If the will is more complex and need some additional work, you will be asked to pay the balance yourself.

Visit the Free Wills Month website for more information


Every gift makes a difference

Older couple sitting in garden

If you decide to take part in the campaign, there is no obligation to include a gift to Age UK in your will. However, we would be extremely grateful if, after taking care of your loved ones, you could 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.


Free will making guide

Guide to making a will

Our free guide tells you everything you need to know about making a will with step-by-step practical advice to make the process as simple as possible.

For more information:
Call the Legacy Team 020 3033 1421

 

Last updated: Apr 16 2018

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