Gifts from bequests can come in many forms depending on your individual circumstances:
• The residue of your estate e.g. the amount left once you have provided for others
• A percentage of the overall value of your estate to accommodate growth or reduction in its value over time
• A set amount of money, an insurance policy, real estate or shares.
The wording of your bequest
The wording of your bequest is extremely important and requires special attention when drafting your Will. Don’t forget to get legal advice from a Legal Advisor, the State Trustee, Public Trustee or a Trustee Company. They can help you draft or change your will and should use the following wording depending on which choice is most appropriate:
I give to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital foundation Incorporated ABN 99 682 331 968
The rest and residue of my Estate or
_______ per cent of my Estate or
_______ per cent of the residue of my Estate or
the sum of $_________________
free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive officer or other proper officer of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.
Include a charity
The WCH Foundation is a proud member of Include a Charity - a national campaign involving 140 charities, that aims to raise awareness about the ease and effectiveness of leaving a gift in a Will.
Include a Charity week takes place from 8-14 September. To find out more and help spread the “ Live On” message, visit www.includeacharity.org.au. To watch the TV advertisement, see below.
Join our Golden Hearts Bequest Society
Once your Bequest has been confirmed, we invite you to join like-minded people in our Golden Hearts Bequest Society. This Society holds special events and updates on what is happening in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital community.
Click here to meet one of our Golden Hearts, Ros Clarke.
Whichever way you decide to leave a bequest to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation, we value your gift and will follow your wishes to safeguard the future of the thousands of babies, children and women who are treated at the hospital every year. Thank you for generosity and continued support.
For more information please contact:
Denise Rowe - Manager, Philanthropy
(08) 8464 7919