How to write your Will for free
All of our supporters can make a simple single or Mirror Will for free via our Will writing providers.
We pay a reduced fee to our partners for each Will made so that our supporters can write their Will at no cost to them. Using the services of one of our partners does not mean that you have to leave a gift to The Brain Tumour Charity but we would be very grateful if you did consider it.
Make a Will Online
We’ve teamed up with Make a Will Online to make it even easier for you to write your Will and remember the Brain Tumour Charity.
Write your Will today
Writing your Will with Make a Will Online allows you to make a simple Will from the comfort of your own home, with the knowledge that it is professionally drafted and checked by a qualified solicitor.
Using the online Will link above means that we’re notified when a Will is made and given information about the gifts that are left. You can also choose to share your name and details too so that we can thank you properly. However, we understand you may want to keep your gift totally private. To do this and continue to make use of this service, use this link to make your Will online.
National Free Wills Network
The National Free Wills Network partner with over 700 law firms across the UK to enable our supporters to write a free Will with a local solicitor.
For a referral, call us on 01252 749043 or email your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Free Wills Network will then be in contact by post, with details of solicitors in your area. Simply choose a solicitor from the list and arrange an appointment.
Once you’ve had your meeting, you’ll be asked to complete a Confidential Declaration Form where you can tell us if you’ve included a gift in your Will, but there’s absolutely no obligation to do so.
There are three main options: A percentage gift, e.g. 99% to friends and family and 1% to us. These gift are especially powerful as they’re unaffected by inflation.
Alternatively you can leave a fixed amount or a specific item such as a piece of jewellery or shares that can be sold to fund our work.
When remembering us in your Will, you can also choose to dedicate your gift to the memory of a loved one. That way, the work we’ll go on to do in their name will be part of their legacy too. Alternatively, you can pledge your gift to any Supporter Group you belong to. If you’d like to do this, please let your Will writer know so they can ensure that your gift is recognised as a tribute or directed to a specific named Supporter Group.
It’s vital that your Will is drawn up by a legal professional and witnessed in the right way, but this needn’t be complicated or expensive. See below for details of how to make or update your Will for free, or at a discounted rate.
You don’t need to tell us how much you plan to leave, but we’d love to be able to say thank you for choosing this very special way of giving. Plus having an indication of future gifts is a wonderful vote of confidence in our amazing researchers, so please let us know.
Will writing services for our supporters
If you’re thinking of including a gift to us, thank you so much. We promise to look after it with integrity and passion, no matter its size. Here’s how we can help:
Make your Will at home for a discounted rate
If you’d rather a professional visit you in your own home to draw up your Will, The Goodwill Partnership offers discounted rates to our supporters.
Simply call The Goodwill Partnership directly on 0844 669 6148 or sign up online at thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk/thebraintumourcharity
A trained member of staff from the Goodwill Partnership will come to your home or another place of your choosing at a time that suits you to take your Will instructions. This can also be done over the telephone.
A solicitor will then draw up your Will and present it to you. This home service would usually cost between £250-£450 but as one of our supporters, you’ll pay just £130 when you go through the Goodwill Partnership.
If you prefer, you can find a solicitor to meet with in person in your local area via The Law Society’s Find a Solicitor service. We would recommend following this route if you’re on strong medication or if you’re worried about mental capacity issues. And if you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact us.
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Every person who remembers us in their Will joins a powerful body of previous givers, whose number keeps on growing. Together, we are an unstoppable force.