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Making a Bequest to WCF

At the Women’s Cancer foundation, we recognise the significance of making a gift in your Will. This is a gift which requires the most careful consideration. It is also the type of gift where we can listen to your wishes and help shape and plan the outcomes.

Bequest gifts help fund ground-breaking research projects.

For so many of our supporters, a bequest is simply the most important gift they will consider in their lifetime.  For many it is the greatest gift they will make. A gift made with due care, is their most significant contribution to a cause for which they have a great passion.

And we recognise that for many people, making a Bequest is a personal and indeed private decision. We respect this, and appreciate your consideration of our Foundation in your future giving plans.

However, if you wish to discuss your plans with the Foundation, we would be happy to talk to you, listen to your thoughts and wishes, and provide advice on how we believe your gift may best support our work.

We have provided a basic ‘Wording’ for a Bequest to the Women’s Cancer Foundation together with some information on the types of bequests which may be made to the Foundation.

Wording for your Will

The following is a suggested wording for a Gift in your Will to the Women’s Cancer Foundation.

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Women’s Cancer Foundation (ABN 59 112 735 814) for its general purposes, free from all taxes and duties, (please specify your gift, see 3 options below). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation, will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

We do recommend that you discuss your wishes with your solicitor or the Office of the Public Trustee who can assist with the preparation of your Will to make a bequest to us.

You may have a preference for the way your bequest to the Women’s Cancer Foundation will be used. You might wish for example to make a gift in memory of a particular person or you may want the Foundation to use your donation to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing your ideas with us, so we can help you determine the most practical and appropriate ways to achieve your wishes.

If you do wish to tell us of your intention to make a bequest to the Women’s cancer Foundation, we would love to thank and acknowledge you, as well as keep you informed on the positive community outcomes achieved by the Foundation.

Types of bequests you can make

Making a bequest may be as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will, but please seek the advice of your solicitor before doing so. Full capital gains tax relief may be available to your estate for bequests made to certain charities, including the Women’s Cancer Foundation.

A bequest to the Women’s Cancer Foundation may be:

  1. A specific sum of money or nominated asset such as a house or other land, shares and other investments, life insurance, works of art or other valuables.
  2. A bequest of your entire estate, or a specified share, or percentage of your entire estate (after all debts and expenses have been paid).
  3. A residual bequest, or a specified share or percentage of your residuary estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, and other gifts distributed.

For more information

If you would like more information, or to confidentially discuss your ideas about contributing to the future of research into women’s cancers, please feel free to contact our office.  Our Foundation Director will be happy to have a personal and private dialogue with you. Please telephone us to discuss your wishes, or for more information, on (03) 98673515 or email info@womenscancerfoundation.org.au

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