Writing your Will

Learn more about different ways to write your Will, and the support we can provide.

With over 90% of our voluntary income being donated by people leaving gifts in their Wills, we know how important it is to plan for the future.

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Why a Will is so important

Writing a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. What’s more, it’s a lot more affordable and straightforward than you may think.

You may want a Will that ensures your assets and possessions are left to those you love when you are no longer here. Or there might be a cause close to your heart that you would like to leave a donation to.

Your Will allows you to:

  • Reduce the burden on the loved ones you leave behind
  • Protect any assets you may have and help reduce the impact that inheritance tax and residential care fees can have upon your estate; protecting your assets for your loved ones
  • Ensure that all your assets are dealt with correctly, with debts paid and items going to the people you wish to receive them

If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to the Medical Research Foundation, please ensure you provide your solicitor with our details:

  • Our full name: “Medical Research Foundation”.
  • Our charity number: 1138223.
  • Our registered address: 99 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HR.

The right Will for you

There are a number of ways that you can write a Will:

Use a local solicitor or Will Writer

By getting your Will professionally written, you are ensuring that everything is covered and arranged as you would like it to be. There are many providers available, you can use these networks to find a solicitor:

The Co-operative Legal Services

The Co-operative Legal Services are a national provider of Wills and other legal services, trusted for their strong ethical beliefs and socially responsible working. They can help you to decide which Will is right for you and can also help you to amend an existing Will to ensure that all the details are correct and current.

The Co-operative Legal Services offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service. Because their service is provided over the telephone, they are able to speak at a time that is convenient to you. They are open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays, helping to offer free advice and support.

If you wish to write your Will with The Co-operative Legal Services, they will agree a convenient time for a Will Writing specialist to take your instruction over the phone from the comfort of your home. This will take around 45 minutes. They will also store your completed Will for free until it is needed.

As a supporter of the Medical Research Foundation, The Co-operative Legal Services are offering to write a basic single Will at a discounted cost of £100 inclusive of VAT. This represents a saving of £25.

To contact a Wills specialist, call on 0844 252 9965 and quote RACWILLS01. This service is available in England and Wales.

You can also make your Will online with The Co-operative Legal Service.

Make A Will Online

You can write your Will online, for free, with Make a Will Online. It is a simple process, and all Wills are checked by a fully qualified solicitor. However, if you have a large or complex estate you should consider speaking with a solicitor face to face to make your Will. To help us, details of your gift such as the date and time it is left and the amount will be shared by Make A Will Online. You can also choose to share your name so we can contact you to thank you and to keep you updated.

  • Click here to get started making your Will online.
  • Click here to make your Will online without sharing any information about your gift.

Write it yourself

While it’s possible to write your own Will, you need to be careful that you don’t miss out something vital, as leaving out certain details could make your Will invalid. So, it is strongly recommended to get it checked by a legal professional.

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