Free Will services

You can change childhoods by leaving a gift in your Will

We know that writing your Will often feels like a task to sort out another day. But writing one means you can express your wishes and protect your loved ones.  

Our trusted partners can help make it easier for you. Their services are free to use and available to anyone over 18. There’s no obligation to leave us a gift. However, we hope that after taking care of your loved ones you’ll consider giving a percentage of what you leave behind to help children and young people thrive.  

A gift in your Will to us will help to change childhoods long into the future. 

Choose the right free Will Service for you

You can write your Will online, over the telephone or in person.


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You can write your Will online from the comfort of your own home with support from our partner, Co-op Legal Services.

The service is currently available in England and Wales only, for people aged 18 or over. 


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You can speak to a specialist at Co-op Legal Services by calling 0330 041 7934 to arrange your Will writing appointment. Alternatively, you can request a call back with one of their specialists.

This service is currently available in England and Wales.

At a local solicitor’s office

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Our partner National Free Wills Network have local expert solicitors across England, Scotland and Wales to help you write a simple Will for free.

To receive a list of locally participating solicitors, please complete our Free Will Scheme information request form or call 0800 008 7005. Once you receive the pack, you can select a solicitor of your choice and book an appointment. Your pack should arrive in five working days.

Did you know…

Leaving a share or percentage of your estate is known as a residuary gift. The benefit of leaving this type of gift means it will be inflation proof and therefore, won’t lose its value over time. So your gift will go further to help change more childhoods.

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How to write or update your Will

Find out how to write or amend your Will, as well as reading answers to frequently asked questions about leaving a gift to charity in your Will.

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Why Iain decided to leave a gift in his Will to Barnardo’s

Iain was helped by Barnardo's when he was a teenager. Now in this thirties he used our free Will writing service to leave a legacy that will help other children who may need our support.

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Free guide to leaving a gift in your Will

Our free guide explains how you can arrange to leave a gift for Barnardo's in your Will and how we will use your money to transform the lives of tomorrow's children.