Write or update your Will for free

Our Free Wills services are available to support you in making or updating your Will at a time that’s convenient for you.

A Will is vital for everyone, especially if you’re a parent, in a long-term relationship, a homeowner or a pet owner.

Without a will, you have no control over what will happen to your money, your home and your belongings when you die. A will can protect those closest to you.

Yet writing a Will is a job many of us put off. Over 60% of adults in the UK have no Will or one needs updating. Let’s face it, it’s not something we relish, and it can seem confusing, time-consuming and a little scary. Whether you just need a simple Will which can be made online from the comfort of home or would prefer a face to face appointment, St Oswald’s Hospice works with professional Will writing companies to offer you some straightforward options. We can help get the job crossed off your list and give you peace of mind for the future.

We currently offer year-round free Wills thanks to our partnerships with Octopus Legacy and Accord where you can write your Will, for free, online, by telephone, video call or face to face. Please click the links below for more information about your preferred service, or contact us if you need any help.

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Make your Will with Octopus Legacy

  • Free of charge
  • Write your Will online in 3 easy steps
  • Every Will checked by a legal expert
  • Telephone and face to face services also available
  • Need support? The team of experts at Octopus Legacy will support you every step of the way
Write your Will online with Octopus Legacy

Make your Will with Accord

  • Free of charge
  • Conducted by an expert advisor
  • Choose from a telephone, video-call or home visit appointment
  • Done from the comfort of your own home
  • Each legally binding Will is checked by experts
Write your Will with Accord

Make your Will with a local, high street solicitor

We’re excited to be working with a number of local, high street solicitors who have offered St Oswald’s Hospice supporters face to face appointments to make or update their Wills for free. This opportunity is available all year round and all you need to do is follow these 3 easy steps.

1 – Choose your solicitor
2 – Contact St Oswald’s Hospice on 0191 246 9123 or email supportercare@stoswaldsuk.org quoting ‘Free Wills’ to obtain your unique code
3 – Call to make your appointment with your chosen solicitor, quoting your unique code at the time of booking.

For more information, including terms and conditions, and to see which local solicitors are participating, please download our Participating Solicitors document.


Thank you to our participating solicitors:

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Request our ‘Writing your Will Guide’

We offer a free guide to writing your will. Just fill out our short form and we’ll send you our guide via email.

The importance of having a Will

Making a Will brings peace of mind, helping you to look after the people and causes you care about.

Meet our Gifts in Wills pledgers

Are you thinking about leaving a Gift in your Will? Hear from some of our current Gifts in Wills pledgers about why they have chosen to support St Oswald’s Hospice in this simple yet powerful way.

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