Our Legacy Guide offers a simple guide to starting a Will and what to consider, plus further information about different types of charitable gifts and an explanation of key terms. Please fill in this form to request a pack in the post.
A simple Will is determined by each solicitor’s firm. If your Will exceeds this simple criteria as defined by the solicitor, they will discuss a fee with you before proceeding.
No. Your Will is your business so it’s entirely up to you whether you choose to leave us a gift or not.
If you use our face-to-face service, via the National Free Wills Network, we will be notified of your gift in Will by your solicitor. If you use our online service, via Bequeathed, we won’t know you have left a gift unless you give permission to inform us – or until the time comes for your Will to be read. Whatever option you choose, we always love to hear from supporters so we can thank you for your gift and stay in touch.
Including a gift to Guide Dogs in your Will does not make it a binding commitment while you are still alive. You can change your mind and amend your Will again at any time.
Yes, you can use your own solicitor to draw up your Will, although it’s unlikely to be free to do so. Simply tell them you want to include a gift to Guide Dogs in your Will and they will arrange it for you. Once completed, we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can thank you by please calling 0800 953 0113 or emailing email@example.com. If you have already written a Will and would like to leave a gift, you can create a codicil with your solicitor, which simply allows you to update part of your Will.
Not at all. Rather than rewriting everything you can instruct a solicitor from the National Free Wills Network to add an amendment to your existing Will – which they will then prepare (You currently cannot amend or update a current Will via our online service).