How to write your will for free
We have partnered with award-winning company Farewill to offer a special free will writing service, so our supporters can make a will for free - either online or over the phone. You can write your free will online in as little as 30 minutes and take care of who and what really matters to you.
We know that writing a will can feel daunting and is something that many of us put off. But it can be easier than you imagine. By making the most of our partnership with Farewill you can create your will from the comfort of your home and for free.
You can complete the free will-writing process quickly and easily, either online or by telephone, with Farewill's expert team and resources ready to guide and support you.
3 simple steps to writing your free will
- Think about the people and causes you care about: with your will you can be sure that your loved ones and the causes you care about will benefit in the future
- Go to our free will writing page on Farewill's website: decide if you would prefer to use the guided, automated online service or book a free 15 minute callback to chat with one of their specialists.
- Write your free will: the online will writing process guides you step-by-step through the process and is simple to follow, and your completed will is checked by a specialist.
After you have completed your online will, Farewill's specialists will check it to make sure your wishes are clear – and this usually takes less than 5 days. Then all you need to do to is print it and then sign it in front of two witnesses to make it legally binding.
Free will with no obligation: There is absolutely no obligation to leave a gift in your will to The Elizabeth Foundation when using the free will writing service we offer in partnership with Farewill. However, many people decide to leave a gift to the charity in their will once they have provided for their loved ones.
Leaving a gift in your will can help young deaf children
Since The Elizabeth Foundation began in 1981, gifts in wills from our wonderful supporters have contributed greatly to the services and facilities that we have been able to offer to deaf children and their families. From 2010-2021 more than 10% of the charity's total income came from legacies.
If you leave a gift of any size in your will to The Elizabeth Foundation, you can be confident in the knowledge that you will be leaving a legacy which helps deaf children to achieve the best communication and learning outcomes, supporting the delivery of our outstanding education and welfare services throughout the UK. To leave a gift to The Elizabeth Foundation in your will, as well as specifying the type of gift, you also need to provide our charity details.
“Please remember The Elizabeth Foundation and help their work continue, when writing your will. My sister-in-law’s dream was to hear her daughter say ‘I love you mum’ ... Today, The Elizabeth Foundation makes this happen."
Joan, who with her late husband Dennis decided to leave a legacy to The Elizabeth Foundation
About our partner Farewill
Our free will writing service is provided by our trusted partner Farewill who make it quick and easy to write your own will online.
This award-winning company has been National Will Writing Firm of the Year for four years in a row, has been voted the UK's favourite online will writing service on Trustpilot and is recommended by MoneySavingExpert.com.
Your completed will will be checked by Farewill's team of specialists - who are also available 7 days a week to help you make a will from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a question about the will writing service or need help with a specific section, they are only a message or phone call away.
Privacy guaranteed: writing a will is a very private matter, so Farewill have made it possible to make one from the privacy of your own home. And because of Farewill's world-class security systems, you can rest assured that the content of your will is completely secure and confidential.
Please note: Farewill is an online service providing legal forms and information. Farewill is not a law firm or a substitute for a lawyer’s advice about complex estate planning issues.
The difference your gift could make
Watch this short video to see the difference a gift in your will could make to a deaf child like Daisy.
Why Joan is leaving a legacy to us
Watch this short video to learn why Joan - one of our donors - is making a gift in her will to support our work.
Joan and her late husband Dennis, decided to leave a legacy to The Elizabeth Foundation. This is Joan’s story:
“In the 1950s, my husband’s sister gave birth to four daughters. Her first child was deaf but was not diagnosed until the third child was born and was found to be profoundly deaf.
“My sister-in-law and her husband were wonderful parents but struggled with little help or advice regarding their children’s deafness.
“The profoundly deaf little one went to Exeter School for the Deaf as a weekly boarder, her mother shed many tears as she couldn’t explain to her daughter that she was being sent away for her own good and not that she was not wanted.
“What a help The Elizabeth Foundation would have been then, as it is the biggest provider of preschool education services for deaf children in the UK. This is only possible thanks to the founders, Shirley and David Metherell, also parents of a deaf child.
“Back in those days, my sister-in-law witnessed the stigma and biased views of people who did not know the children were deaf and wrongly assumed they were less able.
“Please remember The Elizabeth Foundation and help their work continue, when writing your will. My sister-in-law’s dream was to hear her daughter say ‘I love you mum’.
“Today, The Elizabeth Foundation makes this happen.”
Videos explaining more about leaving a legacy in your Will
Watch these short videos featuring Imogen - a Solicitor, and also a Trustee of The Elizabeth Foundation - who shares her personal reasons for supporting our work, answers some common questions about Wills, explains the benefits of leaving money to a charity in your Will, and gives examples of how legacies benefit our work.
Why I support The Elizabeth Foundation
Leaving a gift to a charity in your Will
Commonly-asked questions about Wills
Why support The Elizabeth Foundation in your will?
We are part of Remember a Charity
You can leave a legacy in your Will with confidence as The Elizabeth Foundation is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and we are also a member of the Remember a Charity consortium.
If you have any queries about leaving a legacy to support our work, you are also very welcome to get in touch with us.