Will Aid

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Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK's best-loved charities.  Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will.  Instead, they invite their clients to make a donation to Will Aid.  Each year, thousands of people use the Will Aid scheme.  They not only gain peace of mind by writing their Will, they help fund life-changing charity work at the same time.

Making a difference together for 25 years

Will Aid's has been running for 25 years.  During that time over 275,000 people have made a Will through the scheme and got the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their loved ones are protected if the worst happens.  The scheme has raised an amazing £15m for the vital work of the Will Aid charities in the UK and around the world.

How Will Aid works

  • If you wish to write a Will through Will Aid, click here to find out which local solicitors are participating.
  • You contact your chosen solicitor directly to make an appointment.
  • Your solicitor will advise you on what you need to take into consideration and will then draft your Will.
  • Your solicitor will waive their usual fee, inviting you to make a donation to the Will Aid charities instead.
  • Suggested voluntary donations are £95 for a basic single Will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills.
  • If your Will is more complex, you and your solicitor can agree a separate fee for the extra work outside of the Will Aid arrangement.
  • All the money raised by Will Aid is then divided between the nine Will Aid charities. 
  • Leave a gift in your Will to charity and make a real difference to the future.

Success stories

Will Aid has made a real difference - both to the work of the charities we’ve supported and to the people our participating solicitors have helped to make a Will. Since 1988, Will Aid has raised over £15 million to help transform people’s lives in the UK and around the world.  You can read some of those people’s stories in the the Will Aid charities section of this site.  Every donation made is sure to help change lives for the better.

Will Aid is proud to be endorsed by the Probate Section of the Law Society and celebrity supporters including Annette Crosbie, Dame Judi Dench and Graham Norton.

Will Aid worked for me

"I’ve been putting off making a Will. Will Aid seemed like an good opportunity to get it done and at the same time give money to charity. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The solicitor pointed out things we would not even have considered so I would certainly recommend using a professional and encourage everyone who needs a Will to use Will Aid."

- Hugh Moffat