A close up of some will writing resources on paper.

Do you want to make a will but don’t know where to start? We’ve put together some practical tools to help you get the job done.

Where do I start?

Do I really need a will? There are lots of good reasons why you do.

Start with a plan

You have to imagine you passed away yesterday, you can’t predict the future: where you’ll be living, your family circumstances, what you’ll own, so start as if it were yesterday.

Then you need to think:

What have I got? House, contents, car etc

Who do I want to have it? Family, friends, charity

Who is going to organise it? Executors - who to choose

The will planner helps you to set all of this out - once it’s done, you can see a solicitor, other professional, or go online to have your will drafted.

What about all my bits and pieces?

Use a letter of wishes for small and less valuable items - valuable or sentimental items go in your will. So:

My Rolex goes in my will, my Timex watch goes in my letter of wishes’

What do I do next?

If you decide to include a gift in your will to Moorfields Eye Charity, thank you. We’ve created suggested will wording to help but your solicitor or other professional will advise you.

Is there anything else I need to do?

Yes, you can help your executors by giving them all the information they’ll need when the time comes. We’ve put everything we can think of in one place, to help you and your executors.

Any questions?

If you need any help or you have any questions, please call us. You can reach Jackie Birch our legacy development manager on 020 7521 4697 or by email jacqueline.birch1@nhs.net