Your Will is an important legal document and preparation will take some time. A bequest in your Will is one of the most significant gifts you can leave for future generations. Your bequest will ensure Children’s Cancer Institute is able to continue the research that is helping to save the lives of children around Australia.
Types of Gifts
After providing for your family and friends, you may be wondering how to support with a gift in your will.
The gift can take the form of:
- A percentage of the estate
- The residue of the estate
- A specific amount of money
- A life insurance or superannuation policy
- Assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
- Your whole estate, whereby you bequeath all your assets to the charity
I am using a Solicitor
If you need to make a will, it is best to consult a solicitor who is experienced in wills and estates. The cost to do this varies significantly, don’t be shy to shop around and get an estimate of fees up front.
Free legal information can be found at www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au
You can search for Solicitors in your area via the Law Society NSW website
Use the download below to prepare how you would like your will to be structured. It also includes some important questions to ask your solicitor and the correct wording to include a gift to the Children’s Cancer Institute.
I am doing my own Will
While we recommend that you use a solicitor to make your will we have provided access to CharityWills site where you can make a free will on the condition that it includes a legacy gift clause to the Children’s Cancer Institute . These wills have been prepared by a law firm and make the process simple and easy to use. These standard wills suit most people’s requirements and can be accessed on-line or in a downloadable free will kit.
A full guide on how to sign the Will to ensure it is valid is provided and it is up to you whether you inform Children’s Cancer Institute with your intentions. We would like to be able to thank you.
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If you are a solicitor with a client wishing to leave a bequest to Children’s Cancer Institute, please pass on our sincerest appreciation. Also, at the discretion of your client, we would like to be advised of their intention so that we can acknowledge them appropriately as Gold Visionary Club members. Throughout the year we provide updates about Children’s Cancer Institute and we hold an annual function to honour the kindness of its members. However, please be assured that Children’s cancer Institute respects the wishes of all its benefactors and is happy to acknowledge that Gold Visionary Club may not necessarily suit your client’s wishes.
Being named as a beneficiary in people’s wills forms a significant part of our income and helps us plan and ensure that the work of the Institute is sustainable.