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Why make a will?

Making a will gives peace of mind that your wishes are met, and the people and causes precious to you are looked after.

How to use the free will service

Face-to-face with a solicitor

Tearfund has partnered with the National Free Wills Network to enable you to write or update a simple will* for free. The National Free Wills Network has a network of solicitors across the UK and our partnership with them ensures that there is no cost to you when writing or updating a simple will.

  1. Register below to receive a Free Wills pack and list of your local solicitors.
  2. Once you receive your pack, please select a solicitor from the list, and contact them directly to book an appointment at a time convenient for you.
  3. At the solicitor’s appointment, please remember to take the declaration form enclosed in your pack.

Please note we're unable to send Free Wills packs to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Write your will online or by phone

Tearfund has also partnered with the expert will-writing service Octopus Legacy to offer you the opportunity to make a simple will* for free either online or by phone.

  • If you live in England or Wales, the entire process can be done online by visiting the Octopus Legacy website.
  • If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, or would prefer to talk directly with a solicitor, you can call 0800 773 4014. Just quote ‘Tearfund Free’ over the phone.

Start your free online will here

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*A simple Will is determined by each solicitor’s firm. If your Will exceeds this simple criteria as defined by the solicitor, they will discuss a fee with you before proceeding.

**National Free Wills Network and Octopus Legacy are third-party service providers. Tearfund does not control their websites but have ensured they are GDPR compliant. When you leave our website and click through to either website, please check their privacy policy.

Set something wonderful in motion

Gifts in wills are a chance to set something wonderful in motion for generations to come.

A gift in your will to Tearfund could make a massive difference to families and communities living in some of the world’s most challenging places, enabling them to escape poverty and step into a brighter future.

Tearfund works through the local church, empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty and fulfil their God-given potential. Gifts left to Tearfund have a significant, long-lasting impact. Your gift can help your brothers and sisters around the world to find a way out of poverty for good.

There is no obligation to leave a gift to Tearfund when using our free wills service, but, after taking care of your loved ones, we would be incredibly grateful if you would consider doing so.

Find out more about leaving a gift to Tearfund in your will here

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