Free Wills Month October

What is Free Wills Month?

Free Wills Month is a campaign which offers people aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated free of charge by one of the participating solicitors.

Having your Will written by a solicitor gives you the opportunity to influence the world you’ll leave behind by remembering the causes that matter to you. You can choose to remember causes and organisations that reflect your interests, your passions, your beliefs and what you stand for.

If you decide to take part in the campaign, there is no obligation to include a gift to Prostate Cancer UK in your Will. We would be extremely grateful, however, if you, after taking care of your loved ones, could consider remembering us in this way. 

How to use the Free Wills Service

Go to the Free Wills website on Monday 1 October 2018 from 9am to find out more by putting in your postcode. If the scheme's in your area you can then book an appointment directly with a participating solicitor.

The number of appointments are limited, so we recommend you book your appointment as soon as you can. The campaign closes once all appointments are booked, which may be before the end of March. More information is available on the Free Wills website.

We are dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through funding research, supporting men and raising awareness, and we rely entirely on donations from our supporters in order to fund this work. Gifts in Wills play a huge part of that support.

Together, we can make a lasting impact

One of our supporters, Tony, lost his dad to prostate cancer 10 years ago, and four years later Tony was diagnosed himself. Luckily, unlike his father’s, Tony’s cancer was caught early enough to treat successfully, but the experience inspired him to re-evaluate his life and think about what truly mattered to him. Tony shared some of these life-altering decisions in a letter to his father, which he has also shared with us here.

Tony’s experience, and that of his father, inspired him to leave us a gift in his Will. He’s passionate about bringing an end to prostate cancer and that this could help ensure that fewer men die from this disease. Tony believes, like us, that early diagnosis is key to achieving this.

Tony Frye

My father passed away with this terrible disease and I was diagnosed with it two years later. Lucky I had treatment early. I would love to see less and less people suffer from this.

- Tony Frye, who has remembered Prostate Cancer UK in his Will.

 

Our Guide to Making or Updating your Will

Download our Will Guide by clicking the button below where you can find information on why many people decide to include Prostate Cancer UK in their Will, along with a simple guide of the steps you need to take to make or update your Will, and a glossary of terms you may encounter.

Will Guide

If you would like more information about Free Wills Month please do get in touch with Georgia Outteridge in the Gifts in Wills Team via georgia.outteridge@prostatecanceruk.org or phone on 020 3310 7203.