How Free Wills Month works
This October is Mind Free Wills Month, which means you can write or update your Will with a local solicitor for free.
You don't have to make a gift to Mind in your Will. But, by choosing to support our work nationally or locally, you can help us make sure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
To take part:
- Contact a solicitor by clicking the book your appointment button below
- When you book, mention 'Mind Free Wills Month'
- Be aware that appointments are limited, so book early to avoid missing out
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.
- Cumbria and Lancaster
- East Cheshire
- Mid and West Wales
- North Wales
- Shropshire and Wakefield
- Milton Keynes
- Plymouth and Torquay
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.
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.
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.
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.