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Make a Bequest

Leaving a gift in your will (also known as a 'bequest' or 'legacy') is a powerful way you can sustain the work of Go Gentle Australia so that one day, all Australians with an untreatable or terminal illness have the comfort of knowing they can choose to go gently.

Your will reflects who you are and what you value in life; it requires serious consideration. Go Gentle Australia recommends you speak with a solicitor if you’d like to make or change your will.

Request a brochure

In the meantime, and to help answer questions you may have about the impact a gift in your will could have, we’ve compiled a short brochure. From our store you can download a copy or request a printed version to be mailed to you.

 

Here’s what one supporter, Nia Sims, says about including Go Gentle Australia in her will:

“None of us know how we are going to die, but my severe autoimmune disease, scleroderma, means I have a greater chance than others of a slow and horrific death.

I watched my father die slowly, terribly, of brain cancer, and this is what prompted me to start donating to Go Gentle Australia. My donations helped to achieve a law in Victoria allowing voluntary assisted dying, of which I’m very proud. But there is a long way to go to give this right, this end of life care, to all Australians and to keep these laws safe.

I know this will take time, effort and money. That is why I have included Go Gentle Australia in my will. Whether I die sooner or later, I want to die knowing that I’ll leave an ongoing legacy to others so that they have the choice to avoid unnecessary suffering.”

You can read Nia Sims's story about her dad, Greg here

The correct wording when leaving a gift in a will

If you wish to make a bequest to Go Gentle Australia, it is important to include the correct wording in your will:

I give to Go Gentle Australia (ABN 61 613 668 643):

Ο The rest and residue of my Estate or

Ο                   percent of my Estate or

Ο                   percent of the residue of my Estate or

Ο The sum of  $                                   

free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and
I direct that the receipt of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge
to my executors for this bequest.

Legal Consideration 

While you can write your own will, we strongly advise you to engage a legal professional who can ensure all details and considerations have been taken into account. This is especially the case if you wish to consider an endowment. You can find a solicitor through The Law Society in your State or Territory.

Please let us know!

Whichever way you choose, we are so very grateful for your support. We encourage you to advise us of your intention, so we may properly thank you today and ensure we honour your wishes in the future. You can do this by using our secure online form or you can use a paper form which you can download the form and print it.

 

 

Questions?

Should you like to discuss this further, please contact us on 0468 646 360 or email our CEO, Kiki Paul, on ceo@gogentleaustralia.org.au and she will be in touch with you.