Free Will Service

Cancer Research UK | Free Will Service

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We’ve partnered with solicitors nationwide to provide a Will-writing service that is free for people over 55 who want to write or update a simple Will.

We can also offer guidance and information about leaving a legacy gift to Cancer Research UK.

If you would like your gift to be spent in a specific way, perhaps towards research into a specific cancer type or in your local area, please ask your solicitor to contact our Free Will Service Team who would be happy to help. Together we can create a future where people won’t fear cancer the way we do today.

How to use Free Will Service

  1. Find your nearest participating solicitor

    Use our Free Will Service Solicitor Search tool to find a participating solicitor in your area. Alternatively you can contact the Regional Legacy Team on 0300 123 7733.

    ​​Find a local solicitor
     

  2. Use our Will Planner

    Start thinking about what you have – your estate and assets – and who you’d like to be your executor. Use our Will planner to make sure you have everything covered before your appointment.​

    Download our Will Planner
     

  3. Download the Free Will Service Form​

    Fill out the form below and take it along to your appointment. The solicitor will then prepare everything for you and once your Will is finished and signed, they will invoice Cancer Research UK up to a fixed fee.

    Download the form

  1. Book a telephone appointment

    To have your Will written from the comfort of your own home, you can call our partner Co-op Legal Services on 0330 606 9627 to arrange a telephone appointment.

    Phone lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday - Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

  2. Use our Will Planner

    Start thinking about what you have – your estate and assets – and who you’d like to be your executor. Use our Will planner to make sure you have everything covered before your appointment.​

    Download our Will Planner
     

  3. Make or update your Will

    A Will writer from Co-op Legal Services will call you at the agreed time to discuss and help make or update your Will.

  1. Use our Will Planner

    Start thinking about what you have – your estate and assets – and who you’d like to be your executor. Use our Will planner to make sure you have everything covered before your appointment.​

    Download our Will Planner
     

  2. Register online

    Select our participating solicitor, Nelsons Online and register your details to begin making your Will. Then choose whether you would like to make an individual Will, or a Will for married couples and civil partners.

  3. Enter the Free Will Service Code

    Once you have finished, use the voucher code FWSN0810001 to get your Will for free. Cancer Research UK will then pay the bill. 

Your questions answered

Q. Why does Cancer Research UK offer a Free Will Service?

We offer our Free Will Service to help make it easier for you to write or update your Will. Many people who use our service also choose to support us by including a gift in their Will to Cancer Research UK.

Q. Can I use the Free Will Service?

Anyone aged 55 and over can use the service. If you are writing a mirror Will with your partner, just one of you needs to be aged over 55.

Q. Is any Will free?

Most simple Wills are free using our Free Will Service. But, as a charity, we have to be very careful how we spend our money, so we have fixed fees for the service agreed with participating solicitors. You may be liable for any costs if you exceed this limit. We recommend you speak to your solicitor about your needs before using the service.

Q. Who’ll actually write my Will?

We have a partner network of solicitors based around the UK who help write the Wills for our Free Will Service. Find a participating solicitor in your local area.

Q. Can I create my Will online?

You can either meet with your solicitor in person to write or update your Will or do the whole process online. If you do want to create your Will online, you can do so using one of our partner solicitors - just follow the simple steps.

Q. Do I have to leave Cancer Research UK a gift to use the service?

While most people who use our service do choose to leave a gift to help write an end to cancer, you are under no obligation to do so. We hope when you use the service, you will consider leaving a legacy gift to Cancer Research UK. Our Will Planner can help you plan your estate and save time.

Q. If I’ve already created a Will using the service, can I amend it for free?

Yes, that’s no problem. All you have to do is contact your nearest participating Free Will Service solicitor and let them know what changes you want to make.

Meet Barbara

I’m a breast cancer survivor. I used my local solicitors through the Free Will Service and pledged a gift to Cancer Research UK. I survived because of the treatment which research made happen. My nine year old great niece is surviving now because of research.

Barbara McArthur, legacy supporter of Cancer Research UK

 

 

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