Macmillan Free Wills Month Terms and Conditions

Summary of service 

As part of its wider message to promote good financial planning, Macmillan Cancer Support (‘Macmillan’) has partnered with a number of organisations who specialise in writing wills. We have created a recommended panel (‘Recommended Panel’) which will be able to provide Macmillan’s supporters with access to high quality services. A full list of participating partners is available on the Macmillan Free Wills Month website, or by contacting Macmillan directly. 

Please note that the services are provided by the Recommended Panel of partners, not Macmillan. Should you choose to use the services of any of the Recommended Panel of partners, you will enter into a direct contractual relationship with the relevant partner and not Macmillan. Your chosen partner from the Recommended Panel may contact you via phone, email, text and post. Although Macmillan has no reason to believe that the services provided by the Recommended Panel of partners are of poor quality, it cannot endorse or guarantee that the services provided by any of the Recommended Panel are of a better quality than any other providers in the field of will services. 

Macmillan recommends that you carry out your own independent research on the providers who are part of the Recommended Panel and other service providers in the same field and only choose the services of the Recommended Panel of providers if you are satisfied with their quality of service. 

Macmillan excludes all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses arising as a result of your use of the services provided by the providers of the Recommended Panel, unless the liabilities, losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses are caused as a direct result of Macmillan’s negligent act. 


Payment of wills 

From 1st - 31st August 2018, wills sold by partners on the Recommended Panel will be free to the customer and paid for by Macmillan. The price of the will varies depending on the will writing channel and partner. 

Macmillan has agreed to pay the will writing partners for the services provided during Macmillan Free Wills Month. Your chosen partner may discuss further charges with you for wills that are not ‘standard’ and you may be liable for any additional costs. We recommend you speak to your solicitor about your needs before using the service. 

The costs of the Macmillan Free Wills Month are provided from Macmillan’s fundraising budget. To comply with guidelines published by the Charity Commission, Macmillan must keep the cost-effectiveness of the service under review, and we are committed to reviewing this rigorously on a regular basis. 


Age restriction 

All customers must be above 18 years of age to use this service. 


Time restrictions 

To make your will for free you must register your interest from 1st – 31st August 2018. This includes filling out the form on Macmillan’s August Free Wills Month Website or contacting our partners directly and quoting Macmillan’s August Free Wills Month upon first contact. 

Although you must register your interest during August Free Wills Month, we understand that wills cannot always be written within such a time frame. Therefore, you must have completed your will by 31st December in order to be eligible to receive your will for free. 

Any enquiries about Macmillan’s August Free Wills Month received after 31st August 2018 will not be eligible to receive a free Will. 

• If you choose to write your will with The Goodwill Partnership you must book your appointment prior to 14th November 2018. 

• If you chose to write your will with Irwin Mitchell you must submit your will instructions before 16th November 2018. 

• If you chose to write your will with McClure Solicitors you must book your appointment prior to 2nd November 2018. 

• If you chose to write your will with Farewill you must use the voucher code before 31st December 2018.

Macmillan has the right to refuse payment for wills completed after 31st December 2018. 


Leaving a gift to Macmillan 

There is no obligation to include a gift in your will to Macmillan during the August Free Wills Month, but we would hugely value your support in this way as we rely on gifts in wills for almost a third of Macmillan’s income. We encourage everyone benefitting from this offer to consider leaving Macmillan a small percentage of their estate after ensuring their loved ones’ needs are looked after. 

If you wish to leave a gift in your will to Macmillan, please include the charity’s registered charity number and postal address. 


Address: Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ 


Charity number: Registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604).