Free Wills Service

We have a special scheme that enables you and your partner to make your Wills for free, using qualified solicitors within reasonable travelling distance of where you live.
An RNLI lifeguard speaks with a child on Woolacombe Beach

Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard

An RNLI lifeguard promoting the Beach Safety campaign on Woolacombe Beach

The scheme is intended for supporters, or their partners, who are 55 or over and your Will needs to be relatively simple.

You don’t have to include a gift to the RNLI in the Will you write, but we do hope you’ll consider it, after you’ve provided for your loved ones.

Here’s how it works

  • You fill in this form and tick the Free Wills Service box.
  • Our partner, the National Free Wills Network, will then send you the names and addresses of at least two local firms of solicitors taking part in this scheme.
  • The solicitor draws up your Will and you don’t have to pay the bill.

If you aren't married, writing Will can protect your partner.

If you live with a partner you're not married to, even if you have children together, you cannot inherit anything from their estate, and they cannot inherit anything from yours unless you make your wishes known in a Will.

If you die without a Will, your estate will go to your blood relatives, and nothing to your partner. So our Free Will Service is a good way to protect someone you love.

Why does the RNLI provide a Free Wills Service?

A lot of people include a gift in their Will to the RNLI while they are using these services. You don’t have to. But we do hope you’ll consider it. Remember, a gift of any size will play an important part during an emergency rescue.