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About Will Aid

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 

Will Aid's has been running since 1988. During that time over 300,000 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 £19m to support 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.
  • The donations raised support the vital work of the nine Will Aid partner 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 £19 million to support the vital work of the nine partner charities and helped transform people’s lives, here 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 celebrity supporters such as Dame Judi Dench and Graham Norton.