Give in your Will

By remembering Mercy Ships in your will, you will continue to spread hope and healing to some of the poorest countries in the world for generations to come.

If you are considering including a gift to Mercy Ships in your will, it is very important that you speak to your solicitor who can advise you about the right procedure and the benefits of different ways of including a charity in your will.

Need help writing your Will?  Mercy Ships offers a Free Wills service

Thanks to a partnering with the National Free Wills Network in 2018, Mercy Ships is offering a Free Wills service that can enable you and your partner to make a simple or mirror Will, or to update an existing Will, for free using qualified solicitors within reasonable travelling distance of where you live.

Any additional or specialist work, such as setting up a Trust for a dependant, or passing on a business, would be chargeable, over the basic cost which is free. Mercy Ships pays at a discretionary rate through the Network.

You don’t have to include a gift to Mercy Ships in the Will you write, but we hope you will consider it, after you’ve provided for your loved ones.

What you can do to make use of the Free Wills service

  1. To request a pack with full information about the free wills service email us at: legacy@mercyships.org.uk or phone our Legacy Officer on 01438 727800.
  2. We will arrange for a pack to be sent, and will pass on your details securely to our partner.
  3. The National Free Wills Network will send you a pack with full information, including a voucher for an appointment with a local solicitor.
  4. You can set up a meeting to see your chosen solicitor who will draw up your Will and you don’t have to pay the bill.

For couples who are not married, writing a Will can protect your partner. If you live with a partner you’re not married to, even if you have children together, you cannot inherit anything from the estate, and the partner cannot inherit anything from yours unless you make your wishes known in a Will. If you die without a Will, your estate will go to your blood relatives, and nothing to your partner.

Writing your Will is a good way to protect someone you love.

Why does Mercy Ships provide a Free Wills service?

We offer a Free Wills service to make it easier for you to write or update your Will. Many people who use the service also choose to support us by including a gift in their Will or by making a donation.

A legacy gift for Mercy Ships can help to create a bright future for children, young people and adults who are suffering from treatable conditions, freeing them from their pain, disability or disfigurement, and giving them a joyful homecoming!

The Free Wills Network scheme is intended for supporters, or their partners, who are 55 years old or over and whose wills are likely to be relatively simple.

To find out more about this scheme please call 01438 727800 or drop us an email.

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