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What is the free will writing service?

Our free will writing service allows you to write or update your will, and have it paid for by the British Lung Foundation at no cost to you. This would normally cost between £90 - £150, (sometimes even more!)

 There are 2 ways to write or update your will - choose the approach that suits you best:

  • Write your will online with our partners at Farewill, the UK’s #1 online will writing service, in as little as 15 minutes from the comfort of your own home.
  • Request a free will writing pack to have a simple will written with a solicitor near you.

Whilst you’re under no obligation to do so, most people who use the service also choose to leave a gift to the British Lung Foundation to help our work towards better treatments, cures, and support for people with lung disease.

All you need to know if you’re administrating a will with a gift to us

Write your will online for free

Apply to use our free online will writing service and we’ll send you a link and code to use with our partner Farewill. The £90 cost will be covered by the British Lung Foundation.

Write your will online for free

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Find a solicitor near you

Apply for a free will writing pack and our partners at the National Free Wills Network will send you a list of solicitors you can visit near you, as well as a declaration form to send back when you’ve written your will.

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What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to the British Lung Foundation?

Help with wording your gift

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to the British Lung Foundation?

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Need some help?

Our legacies team is here to help with any queries about leaving a gift in your will.

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Read our legacy glossary where we’ve defined some legal and financial terms relating to gifts in wills.

See our Legacy glossary

For legal and financial terms explained

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ensure my will is valid?

For your will to be valid you need to make sure it exists on paper- a copy of your will on the computer alone is not enough. It must be signed by you and two witnesses who must be over the age of 18 and cannot be your spouse or civil partner.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving money to charity in my will?

If you leave something to charity in your will, then it won't count towards the total taxable value of your estate. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax Rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%, if you leave at least 10% of your ‘net estate’ to a charity.


The National Free Wills Network conforms to relevant regulations of The Law Societies of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as the Charity Commission and the Institute of Fundraising.


Any solicitor you are referred to as part of the National Free Wills Network is an independent professional from whom you will receive impartial and confidential advice. All Network solicitors are members of their relevant Law Society. Inclusion of a firm of solicitors in the Network does not imply a recommendation by BLF.