Make your will for FREE

Partners in rail - RBF and Railway Mission - have extended our FREE will writing service for a year after over 1,000 people used the service in March.

We have partnered with will writing specialists Bequeathed, to give people working in rail and their families the chance to write or update a will for FREE. This joint initiative is kindly supported by the Retired Rail Officers Society (RROS).

Click one of the options below to either create your will online or over the phone.

If you have any questions, please call 0345 241 2885 or email events@railwaybenefitfund.org.uk

 

 

 

Why is making a will so important?

Writing a will is the only way to ensure your final wishes for your estate are fulfilled. It is a chance to remember people and causes you care about in life. A clearly written will also avoids unnecessary confusion and stress for loved ones at an already difficult time.

Research gathered by insurance company Royal London has found that 54% of UK adults don’t have a will, and 5.4 million people have no idea how to make one.

If you die without making a will, your estate will be divided based on laws out of your control and your wishes may not be carried out. But if you have made a will, or amended an existing one using the proper processes, then you are in control of what happens when you are no longer here.

That's why RBF and Railway Mission will cover the cost of writing or amending a simple will for rail workers and their families.

You are under no obligation to include RBF or Railway Mission in your will. However, once you have provided for those closest to you we hope you will take the opportunity to consider helping us. A gift in your Will, such as a donation, or a percentage of your estate ensures we can continue to support the Railway Family going through difficult times when they need us.

Every gift we receive is essential. Each one means we’ll be able to keep doing whatever it takes to support people who need us in the future.

 

How do I write my free will?

We have teamed up with will writing service, Bequeathed, so you will have the option to write your will online or over the phone.

Both services will provide a consultation with a solicitor to finalise your will and these appointments can be selected at your convenience. An email address will be required for verification. 

 

Who can write a free will?

Anybody in the Rail Industry and their friends and family can take part and make their will.

 

Are there any costs involved?

The majority of Wills are defined as simple and will be totally free.

However, if the solicitor advises that your will is more complicated, you will have the option to pay the solicitor for the extra work. Should this be the case, it is of course your decision whether to proceed with this service.

If you would like to support your favourite railway charities such as RBF or Railway Mission you can leave a gift in your will or make a donation on completion of your will - there is no obligation to do either.

We are so very grateful for any gift, large or small. Your generous support means that we are able to be there for the Railway Family when they need us.