Emma: Willing to help
Our Gifts in Will Officer, Emma Quigley, gives her personal account of why she and her husband, Dan, made the decision to support the Leukaemia Foundation and their other favourite charities through a Gift in Will.
Like many Aussies, I began the new year thinking about future goals and resolutions. My husband and I realised we wanted to cement our support for the causes we feel passionate about, through a gift in our Wills.
I have worked with the Leukaemia Foundation since 2006 and most recently in the role of Gifts in Wills Officer. For a number of years I have been raising awareness about leaving gifts in Wills as a way of supporting the Foundation. I have seen the incredible impact these types of donations have on the lives of patients and families who benefit from our services.
The recent Christmas break gave my family the time to focus on what is important to us and we felt that it was time to amend our existing Wills by including gifts to two charities that were close to our hearts, including the Leukaemia Foundation.
My husband, Dan, and I have a young daughter and like many other families, we don’t have enough disposable income to give regularly to these causes. We know that a gift in our Wills is an easy way of supporting our chosen charities and making an important difference.
Charity support through Gift in Will
Many people don’t realise that you do not need to be wealthy or have a lot of assets to give a gift in your Will. It can be given as a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your total estate.
I feel honoured to be part of the Leukaemia Foundation and see how our work helps patients and their families who are going through incredibly tough times. A gift in our Wills just seemed like a common sense way of extending our support.
Once we made the decision, it was an easy call to our solicitor asking to update our Wills – a simple step which will impact people’s lives into the future and help beat blood cancers.
Leave a Gift in Will
If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your Will, or if you have questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07 3318 4459 or email me at email@example.com.
Please seek professional legal advice before making or amending your Will.