How does it work?
Free Wills Month offers people aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple* Will written or updated free of charge.
The scheme uses local solicitors in selected areas around the UK, and although there’s no obligation to leave a gift to Guide Dogs in your Will, we hope people might consider helping in this special way.
What can a gift in your Will do for Guide Dogs?
Nearly two out of three guide dogs are only made possible thanks to gifts left in Wills. This vital income helps to provide the guide dogs of the future and our wider services that support adults and children who are visually impaired living in the UK.
How do you take part?
Simply contact a local participating solicitor between 1 and 31 March 2022. As long as you’ve contacted your chosen solicitor during that period, the actual appointment itself can take place at a later date.
From the 1 March, go to www.freewillsmonth.org.uk for details of participating solicitors nearest to you or call 0333 022 0396.
*Please be aware that the definition of a ‘simple’ Will is at the discretion of the drafting solicitor.
Find your local Free Wills Month Solicitor
Harvey and Tessy
Gifts in Wills help to create partnerships like Aberdeenshire’s Harvey’s with his guide dog, Tessy. After learning morse code from a blind neighbour as a child, Harvey, now 85, used his skills to intercept enemy communications while serving his country but he would never have imagined that he too would go blind. Harvey was diagnosed with Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) in 2005. The veteran coped well for many years, with just partial sight, but unfortunately this deteriorated and he made the decision to get his first guide dog – Tessy – during lockdown in 2020.
“Tessy is very bright and the things she’s trained to do she does brilliantly.” As Harvey says, “My guide dog has been a blessing. Tessy gets me out in the open air, out into the forests and doing gardening. My guide dog really has got me going and I’d definitely have been more confined otherwise.”
Harvey can now live the life that he chooses thanks to Tessy and the kind people like you who helped support them by including a gift to Guide Dogs in their Will.
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