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

Prefer to make your Will face to face?

We work with local high street solicitors who offer St Oswald’s Hospice supporters face to face appointments to make free or discounted Wills all year round. Contact our Supporter Care Team on 0191 246 9123 or email supportercare@stoswaldsuk.org to find out who is currently participating.


Make a Will Month

Throughout the month of June, we partner with local, high street solicitors across the north east region to enable people to write or update their Will at a reduced rate, donating the fee back to St Oswald’s Hospice.

This is perfect for writing and making changes to more complex Wills and allows you to go to your own, trusted solicitor if they’re participating in the Make a Will Month initiative.

Check back in the Spring to see which solicitors are taking part and to find out more.

Next steps…


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.

Get your FREE guide to making a Will

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