Make a Free Will

Use our free will writing service

We are delighted to be continuing our free will writing service after over 1,000 free wills were created last year through this service. This service is kindly supported by Railpen and hosted by Bequeathed and can be used by anybody with a rail connection and their families.

Creating your free will can be done in three simple steps:

  1. Fill out an online questionnaire to gather the information needed to create your free will.*
  2. Book an online appointment or video call with a member of the Bequeathed legacy team, who will work with you to explore your options.
  3. Sign your will and have it witnessed. Bequeathed will provide all the information you need to ensure that this is done correctly.

*If for any reason you are unable to access the internet or need support to complete your free will, please get in touch with us on 0345 241 2885 or email us.

Thanks to Railpen for kindly supporting Will Month.

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.

While you’re making your will, it’s a good time to let your pension scheme know who you’d like your pension benefits to go to if you die; your will won’t cover this.

“Having worked in rail all my life I was familiar with Railway Benefit Fund and the good work that they do. When I heard about Will Month, I jumped at the chance to get mine sorted for free. I don’t have a lot, but I wanted to make sure everything was straightforward for my children after my day. Having a will in place is reassuring for all the family.

David McDonald

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.

Legacy Giving

You are under no obligation to include RBF 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.

We are so very grateful for any gift, large or small. Each one means we’ll be able to keep doing whatever it takes to support people who need us in the future.

If you have any queries or require assistance, please contact us on 03452 412 885 or email us.

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