Free Wills Month

Did you know the RNLI offers a special, year-round scheme enabling you to write or amend your Will, entirely for free using participating solicitors in England, Wales and Scotland? And twice a year, in March and October, we team up with national campaign Free Wills Month to make sure everyone aged 55 or over knows about this opportunity.
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Protect your loved ones’ future with a free simple Will

Because peace of mind is priceless

Six out of ten lifeboat launches are only possible because of people remembering the RNLI in their Will.

Making a Will ensures that your wishes will be respected. This means you can provide for your loved ones, knowing they won’t need to deal with legal complications. Above all, it gives you peace of mind to enjoy life knowing that, whatever legacy you plan to leave behind, it’s safely taken care of.

Making your Will for free is easy

Anyone aged 55 or over can contact a participating solicitor in England, Wales and Scotland to make a free simple Will. If your Will is more complex, you may be asked to pay the difference in cost.

You just need to call a participating solicitor and make an appointment. We work exclusively with schemes that only use solicitors who are professionally qualified and regulated.

To find your nearest participating solicitor in England, Wales or Scotland, or if you have any queries about legacy giving in general, please contact the RNLI Gifts in Wills Team.

If you live in Liverpool or Wirral, download this document [PDF 156KB] for a list of local participating solicitors.

Telephone: 0300 300 0124

Or to find out more about Free Wills Month, visit

If you are under 55 or prefer to write your free Will online

  • you can use our partner Bequeathed. You can start your online Will at any time in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy and convenient
  • the RNLI pay an annual fee to Bequeathed, so that you can write your Will for free
  • visit Bequeathed’s website and follow the onscreen instructions
  • you start with an online interview, and help is available throughout the process. Once the system has generated your Will, you simply download it and follow the instructions to have it witnessed
  • if you need legal advice, just ask Bequeathed to refer you to one of their firms of solicitors: it's free to complete your will over the phone or you can agree a fee if you prefer face to face advice
  • unfortunately this service is only available in England and Wales.