Free Wills Month

Every March and October, the RNLI takes part in Free Wills Month. If you are aged 55 or over, you can have your Will written or updated for free. Find out how you can take advantage of this free Wills service.
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Protect your loved ones’ future with a free simple Will

What is Free Wills Month?

Taking place every March and October, Free Wills Month is a campaign that brings together many different charities, including the RNLI, to offer members of the public aged 55 or over the opportunity to have their Will written or updated for free. Using a network of participating solicitors across England, Scotland, and Wales, you can have your simple Will written or updated at no cost at all. 

Although there is no obligation to do so, we would like to thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI. Any gift, large or small, will support our lifesaving work. So, if you can leave a gift to the RNLI, you will be ensuring we can continue to save lives at sea.

Outside of Free Wills Month, the RNLI has other free Will writing services, available to supporters all year round. Visit the free Wills service page to find out more.

What will your legacy be?

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.

Free Wills Month is the perfect opportunity to have your Will written, or to update your Will so it more accurately reflects your wishes and ensures your family know exactly what you want to happen.

Once you’ve ensured your loved ones are looked after, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI. Any gift, large or small, will help our lifesaving work. Six out of ten lifeboat launches are only possible because of people remembering the RNLI in their Will. Without legacy gifts from supporters like you, we couldn’t save lives at sea.  

Making your Will for free is easy

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

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. You will then be given the details of participating solicitors near you, where you can then call one and book an appointment.

Free Wills Month and the RNLI work exclusively with schemes that only use solicitors who are professionally qualified and regulated.

Telephone: 0300 300 0124

Email: legacy_enquiry@rnli.org.uk

Or to find out more about Free Wills Month, visit freewillsmonth.org.uk.

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

Writing your Will through Free Wills Month is only available to those over the age of 55 and must be done face-to-face with a solicitor. But, if you are younger or would prefer to write your Will online, you can still have your Will written or updated for free online by taking advantage of the RNLI free Wills service