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Make the future bright with our free online Will-writing service

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Did you know that over a third of CAFOD's development work is paid for thanks to the gifts we receive from supporters' Wills?

Without them, we’d have to turn down one in three requests for help. Gifts in Wills make sure more families can access nourishing food, clean water, and the tools they need to build a better life and a brighter future.

That's why we offer a free Will-writing service – to help you make your Will and look after the people and causes you care about most.

Make your Will for free from the comfort of your home

We've partnered with Octopus Legacy online Wills (formerly Guardian Angel) so you can make your Will for free. Their service is quick and easy to use, and because it's online you don't have to travel or wait for a face-to-face appointment.

The step-by-step process is approved by solicitors, and if you have any questions along the way, Octopus Legacy's team of professionals is on hand to help. This service is suitable for people who already have a firm idea of what they plan to include in their Will, and do not need professional advice. 

Start writing your Will with Octopus Legacy

How it works

  1. Visit the Octopus Legacy website to get started.

  2. Start the process by answering some simple questions to check the service is right for you.

  3. Begin making your Will through a step-by-step process approved by solicitors.

  4. Once your Will is finished, you must print a copy and have it signed and witnessed for the Will to be valid.

When you come to make your Will, we hope you'll consider CAFOD's life-changing work with families around the world, but there is no obligation to include a gift to CAFOD in your Will.  

We also have a free Will-writing guide to help you prepare for making your Will and including a gift to CAFOD.

Our new year’s resolution was to update our Wills. We realised they were very out of date because our children are now adults. Thanks to CAFOD, we’ve got one new year’s resolution carried out in the right year!

Jane and Des Crone

More ways to write your Will for free

If you would prefer to make your Will face-to-face or over the phone, find out more about the other services we offer.

For more information, call Lily Bliss on 020 7095 5367 or email