Woman reading over her Will

We’ve made it easier for you to write or update your Will with our free, accessible and simple Will writing services, available online, at home or at a local solicitor's office. 

Some supporters who use one of our Will writing services choose to leave a gift to RNIB.

Almost a third of our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Large or small, every gift we receive makes a difference and gives people with sight loss the confidence to live their lives how they want to. You'll be leaving a legacy that will make a significant difference for years to come.

Will writing online

Bequeathed's logo including the phrase make your Will for Good

Make your free Will For Good with our partner Bequeathed: a free online Will writing service. Guidance and support are available to help you progress at your own pace.

How it works

Create an account on the accessible Bequeathed website and make a start on your Will immediately with three easy steps:

  1. Complete Bequeathed's online interview
    The questions asked help gather all the information required to make your Will quickly. It takes approximately 20 minutes and their team is online to help.

  2. Get advice from an accredited firm
    When you've completed the interview, Bequeathed will arrange a 30 minute appointment with a legal firm. You can choose between a phone or video call, at your home or their office. The firm will discuss your situation and your wishes and confirm your Will fully caters to your needs.

  3. Sign and witness your Will
    After your appointment, the legal firm will send you your free Will. Just sign it in front of witnesses and return to the firm. They will check it has been executed correctly and securely store it for you, at no cost.

If your Will is more complicated and you need to pay for legal advice, if you wish, Bequeathed can transfer you to one of their accredited firms of solicitors. They can advise you by telephone or in person once you've agreed the fee. You're not charged for any time you spend answering the interview questions.

Accessibility

The website is accessible and Bequeathed are working towards maintaining the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. If you're blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete. 

Make your free Will For Good with Bequeathed

 


Will writing at home

Goodwill Partnership logo

The Goodwill Partnership restarted home visit appointments from 17 May 2021. They're following coronavirus guidelines to ensure the safety of their clients and staff and continue to offer video and phone appointments to any supporters who would prefer to choose these options.

The Goodwill Partnership offer a free home Will writing service over the phone, or face to face in England and Wales. They're also offering a limited number of online video appointments.

How it works

The Goodwill Partnership arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. A trained counsellor will visit you at home, or call you to take your Will instructions. These are then made into a Will by one of their panel solicitors. The completed Will is sent to you directly from the solicitor for signing and witnessing.

Book a Will writing appointment

You can arrange an appointment directly with the Goodwill Partnership online, by calling 0844 669 6148 (quoting RNIB), or texting GOODWILL2 to 60777 and one of their team will call you back.

Alternatively, we can pass on your details to the Goodwill Partnership who will call you at a convenient time to arrange your appointment. Use our contact the Legacy team form or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to request an appointment through us, or to ask any additional information.

Accessibility

If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete. The Goodwill Partnership professionals have completed our Guide to Writing Wills.


Will writing at a local solicitor's office

National Free Wills Network logo

We offer supporters the opportunity to have a free simple Will written by a local solicitor through the National Free Wills Network. This service is available throughout the UK.

How it works

RNIB will pay the local solicitor a special discounted rate for writing a simple Will. If your Will is more complex, you may have to pay an additional cost. There is no obligation to remember RNIB in your Will, but many people who use the service choose to leave a gift to us.

How to use the service

We will pass your name and address details on to the National Free Wills Network, who will send you a letter containing the details of participating local solicitors who can write you a free simple Will. If you decide to use the service, National Free Wills Network may provide RNIB with your details, if you have given your permission. You can tell us you're interested in the service by contacting the Legacy team via our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or our contact the legacy team form.

Accessibility

The letter and solicitor details from National Free Wills Network can also be provided in large print or audio. If this is required, please let us know when you contact us. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed for free using RNIB’s secure transcription service, [email protected], to aid you with witnessing your Will once complete.