You are here:

Help with making your Will

The importance of making your Will

Making your Will is one of the most important things you will ever do. It not only legally protects your assets and those who you wish to benefit, it also defines how you’d like certain matters to be handled after your death. For example, your funeral or appointing legal guardians for your children.

An estimated 61% of adults in the UK don’t have a valid Will.

If you don’t have a Will, the state will decide who inherits your assets and this might not include those who you had intended.

Free guide to making your WillFree Will guide

It’s helpful to have a good understanding of what’s involved before making any decisions about your Will.

Our free Will guide provides practical information to help you understand everything that you will need to consider before making your Will, including the role of executors and how to work out the value of your estate.

The easier and more affordable way to make your WillThe Goodwill Partnership logo

The idea of making a Will might seem a scary one, but it’s far simpler and more affordable than many people realise. You can arrange an appointment with a solicitor.

If visiting a solicitor seems daunting or difficult, we can help you.

St John Ambulance have teamed up with The Goodwill Partnership to provide our supporters with an affordable and simple way to make a Will in their own home.

All home visits are conducted by trained professionals who will pass your instructions on to a panel solicitor, who will then write your Will. If the solicitor needs to check or verify any aspect of the Will, they will contact you directly.

The cost of a single Will is only £98 (+VAT), the lowest price for a face-to-face Will writing service in England and Wales.

All solicitors in the scheme are members of and regulated by the Law Society - so you’ll know that you’ll be in safe hands.

More ways to support

Donate online

Donate online

Include a life saving gift in your Will

No matter the size, your gift can help lives.

AED courses

Legacy events

We're giving you opportunities to see exactly what we do close up.

Legacy events

Information for executors and solicitors

If you have any questions about a gift that has been left to St John Ambulance, or you are ready to send a legacy gift, please read our information for executors and solicitors.

Information for executors and solicitors