What is our Free Wills offer?
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust works with legal partners during September to offer our existing supporters a simple will or mirror will for couples. If your solicitor believes that your will is more complicated they will outline the charges you would need to pay for any extra work if you were to continue with the Free Wills service.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust works in partnership with the following organisations to provide different ways of writing your Will suitable for a variety of different lifestyles and preferences:
- The National Free Wills Network, who have a network of local independent Solicitors firms who participate in the scheme, who will provide you with a list of Solicitors in your local area who will write a Will under this scheme.
- The Goodwill Partnership, who offer a home visit to take instructions for a Will which are then prepared by a Solicitor.
- Co-operative Legal Services, who provide a service where instructions are taken by telephone or online (with requirements for a telephone conversation) to complete the process.
Why do I need a will?
Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever write. It allows you to indicate what you would like to happen to your money and possessions, and to protect those you care about the most after your death.
If you die without a valid will, the law will dictate what happens to your estate (the money, possessions and assets you leave behind). A will gives you control, and lets you state who you would like to benefit from your estate.
Do I have to leave a gift to the Trust in my will to use the Free Wills offer?
You do not have to leave a gift in your will to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, but we sincerely hope that you will choose to do so. Leaving a gift to us, alongside friends and family, in your will is an incredible way to join the fight against cystic fibrosis and leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our Free Wills offer provides an easy and convenient way for you to write or update your will, and we hope you choose to include a gift to us.
How do I apply?
You must contact us during September 2018 to register your interest in our Free Wills offer, but you will have until the end of 2018 to make contact with your chosen solicitor and provide instructions for your will.
To sign up for our Free Wills offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3795 2132 to speak to Michael Clark, our Gifts in Wills Manager. We will send you a pack, which includes a booklet telling you all about our campaign and how you can apply. You will then receive a note of either local participating solicitors to your home address, or how to proceed with the home visit, telephone or online options. Places are limited, so contact us today!
Michael Clark, Gifts in Wills Manager at the Trust breaks down a few myths about wills and gifts in wills and explains just how important leaving a gift in your will to the Trust can be.