WHAT IS FREE WILL WRITING?
At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, who were voted the ‘top national Will writing firm of the year 2019’, to offer our supporters a free Will*.
These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.
*Available to supporters in England and Wales. You don’t have to include a gift in your Will to Born Free to use this service, but we hope you will consider a gift once your loved ones are provided for.
ENSURE YOUR WILL IS VALID
Once you have approved your Will from your solicitor and are happy with it, you must have it signed in front of two independent witnesses. Remember these witnesses cannot be related to you nor benefit from your Will. They must not be one of your executors or even married to one of your beneficiaries or executors. You must ensure that they do not leave the room during your Will signing or the document will be invalidated.
INHERITANCE TAX RELIEF
Leaving a gift in your Will to charity can reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax paid on an individual’s Estate when they die. Please speak to a solicitor to understand the implications of this.
Any gift will make a difference to our work to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Hopefully, we will not receive your gift for many years, but if you choose to leave us a residuary gift it would mean that the proportion would remain constant.
Yes. However, projects and needs do change over time, so it is helpful if your gift is not too specific.
You can change your mind at any time. We recommend that you consult a solicitor whenever you make changes to your Will.
It’s entirely up to you whether or not you share your intentions with us. We understand this is a sensitive matter, and your circumstances and priorities may change in the future but it’s always lovely to be able to thank our friends who leave a legacy.
At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, the largest Will writer in the UK, to offer our supporters a free Will*. These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.