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Free Wills Month

Free Wills Month happens during March and October each year. If you're 55 and over, you can write or update your Will for free with a participating solicitor. Find out where October 2024 Free Wills Month is taking place.

October Free Wills Month hasn't started yet. But you can still use our Free Will offer, which is available year-round.

How Free Wills Month works

  • From 1 October 2024 you can find details of participating solicitors on the Free Wills Month website.
  • Simply contact your chosen solicitor during October and request an appointment as part of Free Wills Month.
  • Once you’ve booked your appointment, the solicitor will help you draw up a Will according to your wishes. You remain in control throughout.

Appointments are limited, and once all of them are booked, the campaign will close. We’d recommend contacting your chosen solicitor as soon as possible to avoid missing out. You can find full details and conditions on the Free Wills Month website or on our FAQs page.

Who can take part in Free Wills Month?

Free Wills Month is for people aged 55 and over. If you're writing your Will as a couple, only one of you needs to be 55.

You must also live in one of the participating areas. 

What are the participating areas?

Free Wills Month only takes place in certain areas. In October 2024, it will be in the following places:

  • Chester
  • Cumbria & Lancaster
  • East Cheshire
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds
  • Mid & West Wales
  • North Wales
  • Preston
  • Shropshire
  • Wakefield
  • Birmingham
  • Cornwall
  • Exeter
  • Leicestershire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Plymouth
  • Torquay

What if there isn't a solicitor listed near me?

If you don't live in one of the regions listed above, you can:

Types of gifts you could make in your Will

After taking care of your loved ones, you may want to include a gift in your Will to Mind. There are 3 main types of gifts.

Cash gift

A cash gift, also known as a pecuniary gift, is a fixed sum of money. For example, £5000.

Cash gifts are paid out of your estate first. What is left is then divided up according to your instructions in your Will.

Residuary gift

This is a share of your estate. For example, 10% or one third. After making sure your family and loved ones are taken care of, you may leave a percentage of your remaining estate to Mind. Residuary gifts can also help reduce your inheritance tax. Speak to your solicitor to find out how. 

Specific gift

A specific gift is a named object. For example, a piece of artwork, a collection of records, or an antique.

If you want to keep a particular item in your family, this could be an excellent way to pass the object on.

Making a gift to a local Mind

At Mind, we work together with local Minds across England and Wales. Local Minds provide face-to-face mental health support in their communities. As independent charities, they're responsible for their own funding and services.

If you'd like to leave a gift for your local Mind, contact your local Mind directly.

Find your nearest local Mind

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