Free Online Will Service


What is the Free Online Will Service?

We've partnered with Make a Will Online so that anyone aged 18 or over can easily write or update a simple Will for free.

Writing a Will is beneficial at any stage of life, whether you’ve got married, bought a house or even become a grandparent. It’s important to make a Will to ensure your money and possessions are shared with those you wish. If you die without a Will, the law decides how your assets are allocated.

By making a Will you can relax in the knowledge your loved ones are provided for.

The free Wills are paid for by The Shakespeare Hospice but you are under no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to take advantage of the service. You can choose to donate the cost of making the Will (£29.50 for one or £39.50 for two) to the Hospice when using the service.

Make a Free Online Will

Making a Will online is an easy 3 step process and every Will is checked by a fully qualified UK solicitor ensuring peace of mind.

Simply answer a straightforward set of online questions, review and when you're happy, confirm. You will receive your Will by email or post. For more information download our Make a Will Online Guide.


Why do I need a Will?

A Will is a legal document that states what happens to your money, possessions and property after you die. Whether you consider yourself to have many assets or not it, it is important to make a Will so that what you do have can be allocated how you wish. The following applies to those in England:

  • If you die without a will, there are certain rules which dictate how your money, property or possessions should be allocated. This may not be the way that you would have wished.

  • Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a Will. This applies even if you've lived together for a long time or have children together.

  • If you have children, you will need to make a Will so that arrangements for the children can be made if either one or both parents die.

  • It may be possible to reduce the amount of tax payable on the inheritance if advice is taken in advance and a Will has been made.


For more information visit the Government website or Citizen’s Advice.

When should I see a solicitor? 

 If you’ve got a high value estate worth more than the inheritance tax threshold, are in poor health or you have other concerns around mental capacity, have particularly complicated wishes or if you’d simply rather speak to a solicitor face to face you should do that. You can find a list of solicitors at the Law Society.  Please make sure you drop us a line to let us know we’ve been remembered in your will if you do this. It makes an enormous difference to our future planning and sustainability of the Hospice.


Please ensure your solicitor uses our full name: “The Shakespeare Hospice”, our registered charity number: 1064091, and our registered address: Church Lane Shottery Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UL

How we process your data 

When a supporter makes a Will online with the above link we find out about the existence of the Will and any gifts to the Hospice  in it.  You can also choose to share your contact details with us (we find it very helpful when supporters do this).  We understand some supporters prefer to keep their gift completely private. To do this you can use this link to make a will online instead. However you choose to proceed: we are incredibly grateful for your support. To view our Privacy Policy, please go to Privacy Policy - The Shakespeare Hospice


The website was started to offer an affordable, convenient and stress-free Will writing service. The documents were designed in partnership with an experienced solicitor and conform to established legal precedents. At Make a Will Online, their secure will writing service allows you to make a Will in minutes, at your convenience. Once you have started, you can sign in and continue at a time that suits you with full guidance throughout the process. Once your will has been correctly sign and witnessed, you will be legally covered and can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.


You can find more information about the impact of leaving a gift in your Will to The Shakespeare Hospice hereIf you have any further questions please contact the Fundraising Team on 01789 266852 or email 

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