Free Will-Writing Service
Writing or updating your Will may be something that you have kept putting off.
However, dying without a current Will could cause problems for your dependants, or mean that your wealth is taken by the state. So, it is recommended to make a Will and keep it up to date.
To help our supporters put their affairs in order, we are pleased to offer you access to a free Will-writing service. Many charity supporters have already taken advantage of this.
How it works
In 2023, Blackfriars’ parent charity, the Dominican Friars, joined an organisation called ‘Your Catholic Legacy’ (YCL), which promotes the making of gifts in people’s Wills to support Catholic charities.
As a member of YCL, we can offer you free access to a Will-writing service.
This is how it works:
- Contact us using the form below, or via phone or email.
- We will forward your details to the National Free Wills Network.
- You will be sent an information pack (branded with ‘The Dominican Friars’) and a list of participating law firms in your area.
- Choose one of these law firms and book an appointment.
- Once you have completed the writing of your Will, we will cover the small fee payable.
Who can use it?
Any of our UK-based supporters can use the service. There is no obligation to include a gift to our charity in your Will, however this would of course be appreciated, and if you choose to do so, then this intention is shared with us, and so helps us to understand what support we may get in the future from gifts made in Wills (an important income stream for us).
Should I include a gift in my Will for Blackfriars?
Whether or not you choose to use the Free Will-Writing Service, making a gift to our charity through your Will is a way of creating a lasting benefit for Blackfriars and the many people served by us.
In recent years, timely legacies have enabled our charity to replace roofs, restore buildings, and build up the funds that are essential for our day-to-day mission. With your help, Blackfriars can continue in our mission of promoting education and research, and caring for our students.
Essential information about including a gift to the friars in your Will can be found here: Making a Gift in your Will