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A gift in your Will

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Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your Will to beat blood cancer.

When it comes to your Will, it’s important to look after those who are close to you. Once your loved ones are taken care of, a provision in your Will to ensure the health and well-being of fellow Australians is also important and extremely admirable.

Whether you have a personal connection to the Leukaemia Foundation or simply appreciate the services available for those in need, your support is greatly appreciated. A gift in your Will (also known as a bequest) means essential services such as accommodation for patients and their families, financial support and counselling can continue to be provided for people with all types of blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Your lasting gift will benefit countless others for many years to come as we increase our commitment to research innovations.

The consideration of a gift in your Will is an honourable act of kindness. Please know that every gift, no matter how large or small, is an important step towards our goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

What is a gift in will?

A bequest or ‘gift in will’ is a donation left to a charity in a will. There are several types of gifts that you may consider leaving, such as:

  • A residual gift – This type of gift is a percentage of your estate and retains its value over time (unlike a specific cash gift, that can reduce in value with inflation).
  • Whole or part of your estate – You can leave your entire estate or any part of your estate to the Leukaemia Foundation.
  • A fixed sum of money – Also known as a pecuniary bequest, this type of gift is a specific cash amount.
  • A specific gift – A gift in the form of other property such as shares or real estate.

The Leukaemia Foundation relies on donations from our kind-hearted supporters, so we can go above and beyond for people living with blood cancer. Your legacy will ensure the Leukaemia Foundation delivers sustainable impact, now and into the future.”

– Chris Tanti, CEO Leukaemia Foundation

A gift in your Will is a way to make a difference for patients and their families, without impacting your current lifestyle.

Whether your gift is large or small it will be gratefully received. Even 1% of your estate will make a valuable contribution towards supporting people affected by blood cancer.

How your gift helps

Gifts in wills provide essential funding for the Leukaemia Foundation’s work. These kind-hearted gifts ensure we can sustainably deliver the following services to Australia’s blood cancer community.

Seven ways your donation will change lives

  1. Accommodation while undergoing treatment.
  2. All-important investment in breakthrough research.
  3. Financial assistance for essential out of pocket expenses when needed at such a critical time.
  4. Psychosocial support for patients and carers to empower and enable survival.
  5. Information and advice about all aspects of care available face-to-face or virtual, in print and online.
  6. Improved access to clinical trials years in advance of full availability.
  7. Transport services to and from treatment.

How to leave a gift in your Will

  1. Write or update your Will

    The Leukaemia Foundation suggests engaging a solicitor or State Trustee to write your Will. Alternatively, we recommend Australia’s leading online will-writing platform, Safewill. Safewill covers the basic features of will-writing including executorship, appointing guardians for your children, and estate distribution. Every will submitted is reviewed by their affiliate law firm, Safewill Legal, to ensure it has been filled out correctly.

    Leukaemia Foundation is proud to partner with Safewill to offer a convenient and affordable way to write a will.

    Click here to start your Safewill.

  2. Suggested wording for your gift in will

    If you are interested in leaving a lasting gift to the Leukaemia Foundation in your Will, the suggested wording below ensures your gift will be able to be used as you intended.

    “I give and bequeath free of all duties (here state the amount/percentage or share/residue or assets to be gifted) to THE LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED ABN: 57 057 493 017 absolutely for the general charitable purposes of the said Foundation and I direct that a receipt of the proper officer for the time being of The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Limited shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s.”

  3. Let us know

    If you have decided to include a gift in your Will, we would love to hear from you and have the chance to say thank you.

  4. Use our Will planning checklist to get started!

To learn more about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our Senior Philanthropy Manager, Emma Dwyer, on 08 8169 6051 or email [email protected], or fill out the form below.

Your Will planning checklist

Six of the most important things to keep in mind when you write or update your Will

Gift in Will FAQs

Frequently asked questions many people have about bequests