Some people who use one of our Will services leave a gift to RNIB. Almost a third of our work is made possible by their generosity and kindness.
We've teamed up with Bequeathed, a free online Will writing service. It's a free, simple and convenient way to create your Will, available in England and Wales.
Create an account on the Bequeathed website and make a start on your Will immediately. Guidance and support are available to help you progress at your own pace. Once you’ve finished, download your Will and follow the instructions for how to sign it in front of witnesses.
If your Will is more complicated and you need to pay for legal advice, Bequeathed will transfer you to one of their accredited firms of solicitors. They can advise you by telephone or in person once you have agreed the fee. You are not charged for any time you spend answering the interview questions.
We are working closely with Bequeathed to make this service fully accessible.
The Goodwill Partnership offer a free home Will writing service, face-to-face in England and Wales, or over the phone in Northern Ireland.
The Goodwill Partnership arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. A trained counsellor will visit you at home, or call you if you're based in Northern Ireland, to take your Will instructions. These are then made in to a Will by one of their panel solicitors. The completed Will is sent to you directly from the solicitor for signing and witnessing.
You can arrange an appointment directly with the Goodwill Partnership online, by calling 01482 975707 (quoting RNIB), or texting GOODWILL2 to 60777 and one of their team will call you back.
Alternatively, we can pass on your details to the Goodwill Partnership who will call you at a convenient time to arrange your appointment. Use our contact the Legacy team form or call our Helpline on 030 123 9999 to request an appointment through us, or to ask any additional information.
If you are blind or partially sighted, you can get a copy of your Will transcribed using our confidential transcription service to aid you with witnessing your Will once it’s complete. The Goodwill Partnership professionals have completed our Guide to Writing Wills.
We offer supporters the opportunity to have a free simple Will written by a local solicitor through the National Free Wills Network. This service is available throughout the UK.
RNIB will pay the local solicitor a special discounted rate for writing a simple Will. If your Will is more complex, you may have to pay an additional cost. There is no obligation to remember RNIB in your Will, but many people who use the service choose to leave a gift to us.
We will pass your name and address details on to the National Free Wills Network, who will send you a letter containing the details of participating local solicitors who can write you a free simple Will. If you decide to use the service, National Free Wills Network may provide RNIB with your details, if you have given your permission. You can tell us you're interested in the service by contacting the Legacy team via our Helpline on 030 123 9999 or our contact the legacy team form.
The letter and solicitor details from National Free Wills Network can also be provided in large print or audio. If this is required, please let us know when you contact us.