FAQs and Contact Details

If you would like to speak to someone about including a gift in your Will, please contact our Gifts in Wills team.

If you would like to speak to someone about including a gift in your Will, please contact our Gifts in Wills team by phone on 01223 896 606, or email at giftsinwills@alzheimersresearchuk.org

We understand that this is a decision you will want to make in your own time and will never put you under any pressure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we are often asked:

Is making a Will complicated?

Making a Will is much more straightforward than people think. For a simple Will, you should be able to get everything arranged in a single solicitor’s appointment. All you will need to take is a rough list of your assets and how you’d like them to be distributed, plus the addresses of your beneficiaries. You may wish to use our Will Planner to help you prepare for a meeting with your solicitor.

Who can write my Will and how much should I pay?

Costs can vary, but we would always recommend having your Will drawn up by a qualified solicitor, to ensure your wishes are followed and avoid complications. You can agree the cost in advance.

How often should I update my Will?

It’s sensible to review your Will every five years, and after any major life event, such as the birth of children or buying a new house. Marriage invalidates any previous Will, so you will need to write a new one if you marry or re-marry.

Our guide to making your Will provides more helpful information about Wills and leaving a gift to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

I already have a Will, can I update it to include Alzheimer’s Research UK?

You can make small changes to your Will without re-writing it, by using a codicil. This is a document used to amend a Will. It must be witnessed in the same way but can be a cheaper and quicker way of doing it. Download our codicil form here.