What is Will Aid?
Will Aid is an annual Will making campaign run collaboratively by nine different charities:
- Age UK
- British Red Cross
- Christian Aid
- Save the Children
- Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)
It takes place in November every year. It’s an opportunity to give anyone of any age the chance to have their Will written or updated by a solicitor in exchange for a donation to charity.
What is a Will?
A Will is a legal document that states the people and organisations such as charities that you want your money and possessions to go to when you die. It is advisable to have a Will drawn up by a solicitor, however, you don’t have to. If you wish to make a Will yourself, you can do so, but you should only consider doing this if the Will is going to be straightforward.
How does it work?
Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The service is open to all, there is no age restriction.
Click here to find a list of participating solicitors in your area.
How much should I donate?
Your donation is discretionary and voluntary, but as a suggestion:
- £100 for a basic single Will
- £180 for a pair of basic mirror Wills
You can either give your solicitor a cheque made out to Will Aid (they will forward it to Will Aid) or you can donate safely online.
For further information and support:
Contact us at – kinship.org.uk/for-kinship-carers/contact-our-advice-service
Call our advice line – on 0300 123 7015