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
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!