Bequests – leaving a gift in your Will
Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Lymphoma Australia in your Will.
This is a very important decision to make and we are extremely grateful for your support and help to fund services into the future.
What your Bequest could achieve
By leaving a Bequest to Lymphoma Australia in your Will, you can make a positive impact on generations to come. You will be helping to create more tomorrows for Lymphoma patients in the future.
Some of the ways your bequest gift can help:
- Research to discover the causes of lymphoma cancer and improve treatment
- Support services for people with lymphoma, their families and carers, including access to lymphoma care nurses, support groups, resources and fact sheets, education sessions with experts and more
- Education and awareness campaigns that save lives by increasing awareness of signs and symptoms and detecting it earlier
- Advice and education to doctors, nurses and other health professionals about lymphoma and new developments.
How to leave us a gift in your Will
Leaving a legacy gift, or Bequest, is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We have information, support and advice available to make the process as easy as possible. Here are the basics: State in your Will that you would like to leave a gift to us. We recommend using a solicitor or professional will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
The following wording may be of assistance
Specific Legacy to Lymphoma Australia
“I give and bequeath to Lymphoma Australia the sum of $_____ free of estate duty to be applied for the purpose of the said Institute in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may determine and I declare that the Receipt of its Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a complete discharge of this bequest.”
Residual Bequest to Lymphoma Australia
“I give and bequeath to Lymphoma Australia the rest and residue of my Estate to be applied for the purpose of the said Institute in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may determine and I declare that the Receipt of its Treasurer or other authorised officers shall be a complete discharge of this bequest.”
Percentage Bequest to Lymphoma Australia
“I give and bequeath to Lymphoma Australia _____% of my Estate to be applied for the purpose of the said Institute in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may determine and I declare that the Receipt of its Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a complete discharge of this bequest.”
Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place:
PO BOX 676
Brisbane QLD 4006
If you have already written us into your Will, we are very grateful and would love it if you could let us know.
Writing a Will?
If you need help to write your will you can visit: https://includeacharity.com.au/how-to-leave-a-gift-to-charity
Using a third party
Willed – Write your Will online and support Lymphoma Australia. It is quick and easy and gives you peace of mind. How it works and what you need to get started are all included on their website. Click the logo below to get started.
What types of gifts can you leave?
We can receive many different types of gifts in people’s Wills, and we are very grateful for every single one.
The following are a few types of gifts you can leave in your Will:
- A share of your estate. After you’ve provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a ‘residuary gift’. Even 1% makes a lasting impact.
- Cash gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It’s known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.
- A specific gift. This could be any item of value e.g. antique jewellery, paintings.
- A gift in trust. You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.
It is a common misconception that only wealthy people leave money to charity in their Will. The reality is that most bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to their community.
The good news is that including a charity in your Will can be as much or as little as you want. In fact if the percentage of Australians making a bequest were to increase by just 14%, an additional $440 million would be created for charities in Australia every year to help them continue their amazing work.