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Free Wills Month

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Have you thought about including a gift in your will to Age UK?

沙巴体育appWe’ve partnered with Free Wills Month in March so you have an opportunity to support Age UK and have a simple will written or updated for free.


What is Free Wills Month?

沙巴体育appFree Wills Month allows national charities, including Age UK, the chance to offer their supporters aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated free of charge by a participating solicitor.

沙巴体育appAn up-to-date will, written by a solicitor, is the best way to ensure your wishes are followed. Your will is a reflection of your life and your wishes and it allows you to provide for your family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.

By being part of this campaign we hope you'll consider supporting Age UK with a gift in your will, although there is no obligation to do so.


Where is the campaign taking place?

沙巴体育appThe March 2020 campaign Age UK is part of has solicitors in following locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Blackpool, Buckinghamshire, Chesterfield, Chichester, Darlington, Coventry, Crawley/Horsham, Eastbourne, Essex, Harrogate, Hastings, Hertfordshire, Kent, Liverpool, London, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Sheffield & Wirral, Sunderland, Surrey and Wolverhampton.


How do I take part?

Free Wills Month is intended for individuals or couples aged 55 and over. If you're making your will as a couple, only one of you needs to be over 55.

  1. Visit the  website if you live near one of the locations listed above. 
  2. Type in your postcode to find out which solicitors are taking part in the campaign in your local area.

  3. Book an appointment directly with the solicitor during the campaign month. 
  4. Consider including a gift to help older people most in need. Find out more about supporting the work of Age UK with a gift in your will.

It's worth noting that the numbers of appointments are limited, so we recommend you book your appointment with your chosen solicitor as soon as you can. Once all available appointments are booked the campaign will close – this may be before the end of the month.

This campaign pays for simple wills. If the will is more complex and needs additional work, the solicitor may ask you to pay the balance yourself. It's best to check this when booking your appointment.

When Age UK came into my life and I got the chance to have a weekly chat with a new friend, it really did make a big impact on me. I’ve got something to look forward to each week.

Keith

'Tim's calls make my week'

Keith is 99 years old, lives alone and is largely housebound. He never married and with no family or close friends nearby, he'd be lucky to receive three visitors in a year. Keith was put in contact with Age UK to help ease his loneliness and isolation. Through our telephone befriending service, we matched Keith with Tim, who’s in his twenties.

Tim calls Keith every week for a chat, and the two have formed a close friendship – despite their 70 year age gap. Keith says Tim's calls have made a huge difference to his life, telling us they 'don't just make my day, they make my entire year'.

Supporting older people like Keith through our befriending services wouldn't be possible without the generosity of people who leave Age UK a gift in their will.


Need help writing your will?

Having a will is important as it's the only way to make sure your estate goes to the people and causes you want it to. It's important for your peace of mind, too.

Our free guide tells you everything you need to know about making a will, with step-by-step advice to make the process as simple as possible.

Further information you might find helpful

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For more information:

  • Call us on 020 3033 1421
  • Email us at legacies@ageuk.org.uk
  • Write to us at Age UK, Legacy team, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA

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