Free will offers for our supporters

As a valued Action for Children supporter we would like to offer you the opportunity to have your will written free of charge.  You don't have to include Action for Children in your will to take advantage of this free service, but a gift of any size would be greatly appreciated and could help protect vulnerable children for years to come.

You can have your will written for free online, over the telephone or arrange a home visit, in the evening or on the weekend, whenever suits you best and all from the comfort of your own home.

We want will writing to be accessible and affordable to everyone.

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"It was from having had first-hand experience of pupil deprivation through teaching in and visiting a wide range of schools in different locations that made me decide to leave a gift in my will to Action for Children, a charity whose work is clearly targeting the main issue designed to meet the needs of family poverty and deprivation. Action for Children deserves the maximum support it can achieve."

Derek
Action for Children Legacy Pledger

Make a will online

Farewill  

We’ve partnered with the online will writing service Farewill to provide free wills for our supporters.

Farewill are the UK's no. 1 online will writing service, currently available to those living in England and Wales.

Create your will online for free in four simple steps from the comfort of your own home in minutes, with live online support from their will specialists. 

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Step 1: Make your will on farewill.com

Step 2: Add the code at the checkout

Step 3: Let the specialists at Farewill check it over

Step 4: Print and sign, you're done!

To access this free supporter offer click the button below to receive a promo code.

Claim your free will now

Make a will over the phone or arrange a home visit

The Goodwill Partnership

The largest supplier of home-visit solicitor provided wills in England and Wales. We’ve partnered with the Goodwill Partnership to offer supporters a free will, drafted by a registered solicitor, either at home or over the phone. Free home visits are available in the evenings and on weekends.

To claim this free supporter offer click the button below to receive full details. 

Claim your free will now

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Why leave a gift in your will?

From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help vulnerable children across the UK. Last year we supported over 300,000 children, young people and families across the UK.

We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse.

A gift in your will supports us to be there when they need us most.

Your legacy enables us to continue ours; to be there for vulnerable children for years to come.

What will your legacy look like? Get your free will today and leave more than a memory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do they cover?

England and Wales

How does it work?

Farewill guide you step-by-step through a series of questions so they can create your personalised will.

How are the wills written?

Farewill work with expert legal advisors to make sure they use the latest in legal precedents in all their wills. Based on the information you enter on the site, they personalise your will to you and draft it with the same structure and content lawyers use.

How long does it take?

Most people finish in 10 - 15 minutes - though it’s recommended that you take your time to fully understand everything. If you need more time, pause and come back, your information will still be there.

What is covered in the Farewill free will offer?

This offer will cover the cost of having your will written and made legally binding.

There is an optional £10 per year fee to have unlimited access to update your will. You can opt into and out of this service.

Farewill are not yet able to provide wills to the following groups of people:

  • People with disabled dependants
  • People who want to set up trusts mitigating their
  • inheritance tax liability
  • People with significant estates outside of the UK
  • People who lack testamentary capacity
  • People who are blind, illiterate, or significantly visually impaired
  • People domiciled outside of England or Wales

How do you make your will legally binding?

For a will to be legally binding, it must be written down and signed by the person whose will it is and two witnesses. Once this is done, it is legally valid.

There are four important criteria that all valid wills must meet:

  • The person making the will must be over 18, not under any undue influence, and have 'testamentary capacity'.
  • The will must be properly written and formatted.
  • The will must be signed by the person making the will and two witnesses (ordinary people, not solicitors).
  • The person making the will must understand what is in it, the effect that it will have, and approve of its content.

How should you store your will?

You can store a will in your own home, or pay for a will storage service. If you keep it at home, put it somewhere safe and make sure you tell your executors where it is.

Where do they cover?

England and Wales

How does it work?

You don’t need to leave your home! The process is made extremely simple. There are no visits to the solicitor; your will instructions can be taken in the convenience of your own home by a trained counsellor at a time convenient to you: daytime, evenings or weekends.

There are no extra charges for out-of-hours visits.

Who will provide my will?

Your will is checked and provided directly to you by one of their panel firms of solicitors. All solicitors are fully qualified, practising and are regulated by The Law Society.

What is covered in the Goodwill Partnership free will offer?

Their service includes a free, no-obligation home-visit consultation.

The offer includes the cost of having your will written and made legally binding.

For a small annual administration fee, they provide free replacement and updated wills as often as you require, plus legal advice for you and your executors from the panel solicitors who provide and store your will.

Where should I store my signed will?

The Goodwill Partnership recommend that you store your signed will with the panel solicitors for safe-keeping. They will provide you with an unsigned copy will to keep at home for your records. A copy of your will is also stored electronically on a computer data-base for your added convenience and peace of mind.