Write your Will for free and leave a life-saving legacy

How to write your Will for free

We are proud to have partnered with The Goodwill Partnership and Farewill, to allow anyone 18+ to easily write or update a simple Will for free. This can be done online or over the phone. A safe home visit service is also available when COVID-19 restrictions are not in place. 

By using this service, with either partner, you are under no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to Yorkshire Cancer Research, but, of course, we would be extremely grateful if you did. However large or small, whether it’s 1% of your estate or a fixed amount of money, the generous donations we receive through gifts left in Wills allow us to fund one in three of our research projects.

Who can use the Free Will writing service?
The service is available to anyone over 18 years old living in England or Wales.

What if I need a more complex Will?
The Wills we offer through our Will writing partners are for standard Wills only and any additional requirements may come at an additional cost. As a charity, we are very careful how we spend our money so we have fixed fees for the services agreed with our partners. Our Will writing partners will be able to answer any queries you may have regarding their services. If your needs are complex, we recommend speaking to a solicitor. You can find a local solicitor by visiting the Law Society website, lawsociety.co.uk.

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Telephone or video Will writing service

A member of The Goodwill Partnership team will get in touch to arrange a home visit, or a phone or video appointment during the coronavirus outbreak.

Your Will is then drawn up by a solicitor and sent to you in the post along with instructions to ensure your Will is properly signed and witnessed. The process typically takes six to eight weeks from start to finish.

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Online Will writing service

Your Will is created by completing a number of simple questions online which usually takes about 20 minutes. There is live chat and phone support on hand should you need it. 

Once you’ve filled in the details, the Will is checked by a legal specialist and is then sent to you to download and print together with instructions to ensure your Will is properly signed and witnessed.

Farewill will take your credit or debit card details and you will automatically become a member. Membership costs £10 a year after your first year and enables you to update your Will as many times as you like, but you can also cancel this membership at any time.

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Impact of gifts in Wills

One in three of our projects are funded through gifts in Wills, projects which are saving lives across Yorkshire right now. 

How we help

The truth about gifts in Wills

So what’s putting us off? We’ve had a look into the top three untruths surrounding Will writing, busting the myths as we go.

Truth about Wills

Get in contact

If you have any questions our Legacy Manager, Lucinda Edwards, will be happy to help. Call 01423 501 269 or email legacies@ycr.org.uk

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