Neil and Dorothy Cameron, (age 70’s) at their home in Edinburgh. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam
I used the Oxfam Will service…working for free, they did the job in minimum time.”
Free Will writing service
Oxfam has partnered with trusted providers to offer you a free Will writing service.
How would you like to write your will?
Whilst there is no obligation to include Oxfam in your Will, a small gift would help cover our costs and help us with our fight to end poverty.
What is the free Will writing service?
Oxfam’s free Will writing service is an exclusive opportunity to write or update your standard single or mirror Will for free. We partner with best-in-class Will-writing providers to give expert advice, making sure your final wishes and your loved ones are well looked after.
How to use the free Will writing service?
Over the phone
Simply request a call back from our partner. They’ll call you within three weeks to arrange a phone appointment. This service is only available in England and Wales.
Your local solicitor
Write or update your Will with one of our partnered solicitors. We can send you a pack with a list of participating firms in your area.
Who can use the free Will writing service?
The free Will writing service is available to supporters aged 18 and over, living permanently in the UK. Please note, the phone and home services are only available in England and Wales and the solicitor service is available in England, Wales and Scotland. If you live in Northern Ireland, you can access Oxfam Ireland’s free Will writing service.
Nessy’s Oxfam Legacy
When Nessy’s mum left a gift in her Will to Oxfam it was no surprise to Nessy. She didn’t even query that it was the right choice. Her mother stayed true to her principles and for their family it was a powerful celebration of her life.
Do I have to leave a gift to Oxfam?
We can offer our free Will writing service because Oxfam takes on the cost and although 65% of people choose to leave a gift to Oxfam, this is not a requirement. Find out why other supporters, like Neil, have chosen to include Oxfam in their Will.
How does the free Will writing service work
The free Will writing service is different for each of our three options. For more information on your chosen route, download our free Gifts in Wills guide.
Want to talk to us before you start?
Please get in touch with our Gifts in Wills Advisor Nathaniel Micklem. Simply call 0300 200 1331 to speak to a member of the Supporter Relations team, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Will Offer FAQs
How does the free Will writing service work?
The process is simple:
- You choose one of the three services we offer:
- At home appointment
- Over the phone
- With a local participating solicitor
- Start your free Will - select your chosen option and provide your contact details.
- A representative of our Will writing partner will get in touch with you and assist you in creating your Will within the next three weeks.
- If you choose the solicitor route, we will send you a personalised list of local participating solicitors for you to contact. Details of how you can take advantage of our free service with them will be included.
For more information on your chosen route, download our free Gifts in Wills guide.
Does the service differ in different parts of the UK?
Yes, it does. If you live in England and Wales, all three services are available to you.
If you live in Scotland, the only available service is the local solicitor option. If you’re not using our Free Will service and want to leave a gift to Oxfam, we recommend consulting a solicitor in Scotland to ensure your Will complies with the Scottish legal system.
If you live in Northern Ireland, you can access Oxfam Ireland’s free Will writing service.
How easy is it?
Once you’ve made key decisions about where you want your money and belongings to go, our Will writing service is surprisingly easy.
For help getting your affairs in order download our free Will Planner.
To find out the step-by-step process of our Free Will service download our free Gifts in Wills Guide or request a postal version.