Free Will writing service


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Why make a Will?

Making a Will is the best way of ensuring that your wishes are met, and the people and causes you care about are looked after.

What is the Free Will Service?

Writing or amending your Will need not be difficult or expensive. Guide Dogs offers a Free Will Service for our supporters and their partners. You can create or update a simple Will, free of charge, in person with a solicitor or by using an online Will writing service.

There’s no obligation to make a donation. But we would be extremely grateful if you could support us with a gift in your Will. A guide dog means freedom and independence for someone with sight loss and your legacy could ensure we continue to provide this precious gift.

How to use the Free Will Service

Face-to-face with a solicitor

This is run in partnership with the National Free Wills Network. We pay a special rate for a local solicitor to write a simple will. There is no cost to you. This is a service for people over 55 to have a simple Will written or updated, through a network of solicitors across the UK.

  1. To sign up for the Free Wills Network and receive a list of your local solicitors, please complete the form.
  2. Once you receive the form, 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 bring your declaration form enclosed in your pack.

Write your Will online

To help you get started with writing a Will from the comfort of your own home, we’ve teamed up with Bequeathed*, an online free Will writing service.

  1. When you’re ready to start drafting your Will, visit the Bequeathed website and follow the simple steps to register and start the online interview.
  2. Complete your online will in your own time, with expert support and guidance available throughout the process if you need help at any point.
  3. Once the system has generated your Will, simply download it and follow the instructions to sign it and have it witnessed.

If you find your Will is more complicated and you want to take legal advice, just ask Bequeathed to refer you to one of their partner law firms. You can agree a fee to complete your will over the phone or face to face with a solicitor.

Visit the Bequeathed website to find out more and sign up.

*Bequeathed is a third-party service provider and currently only offer their services within England and Wales (for supporters based in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you can use our face-to-face service via Free Wills Network). Guide Dogs do not control the Bequeathed website but have ensured they are GDPR compliant. When you leave our website and click through to Bequeathed website, please check their privacy policy.

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