Bequests

If you would like to leave a gift to National Cancer Foundation in your will, firstly, we thank you very much for your kind support. Bequests are a very generous way for donors to give us the financial support that they are often unable to give during their lifetime.

Bequests can take many forms. Most are financial, where either a specific amount, or a portion of the estate, is donated. Other gifts can be of specific items, such as furniture, shares, art, or even a house. Our Patient Accommodation program is always seeking new residences that we can make available to cancer patients and their families, and the donation of a house or unit would allow us to help families going through an extremely difficult time. For more information about our program, please visit here.

If you would like to discuss the way in which you would like to leave us a gift in your will, please call us on 1300 885 354, or email us. 

Sadly, there is no absolutely right or wrong way to leave a gift in your will, and no magic wording that will ensure that your wishes will be completely respected the way you intended. The important thing is that your intentions are clear. It is important that you discuss your wishes with your family, so that they know what you want, and understand why it is important to you. 

Because of the potential difficulties that can arise from bequests, we suggest that you contact an estate specialist, normally a lawyer, to have a formal will drawn up, to make sure that your gifts are distributed the way you want.

Should you wish to create your own will, or if you would like a suggestion for wording about leaving a gift to National Cancer Foundation, please see the following examples. Please note that these are examples only, and we encourage you to seek professional advice to ensure that your will is binding and effective.

Donating a specific amount

I give devise and bequeath to National Cancer Foundation of 142 Goodwood Road, Goodwood in the state of South Australia ("the Foundation") the sum of $________, which sum shall be directed to such specific or continuing programs as a responsible officer of the Foundation sees fit and I declare that a receipt from a proper officer of the Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge to my executors of their responsibilities hereunder.

Donating a specific gift

I give devise and bequeath to National Cancer Foundation of 142 Goodwood Road, Goodwood in the state of South Australia ("the Foundation") _____________________________________, to be used as a responsible officer of the Foundation sees fit and I declare that an acknowledgement from a proper officer of the Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge to my executors of their responsibilities hereunder.

Donating the residue of your estate (what's left after any specific gifts have been made)

I give devise and bequeath to National Cancer Foundation of 142 Goodwood Road, Goodwood in the state of South Australia ("the Foundation")  my residuary estate, which sum or items shall be used as a responsible officer of the Foundation sees fit and I declare that a receipt from a proper officer of the Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge to my executors of their responsibilities hereunder.

Donating a portion of the residue of your estate (what's left after any specific gifts have been made)

I give devise and bequeath to National Cancer Foundation of 142 Goodwood Road, Goodwood in the state of South Australia ("the Foundation") ____% of the value of my residuary estate, which sum shall be used as a responsible officer of the Foundation sees fit and I declare that a receipt from a proper officer of the Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge to my executors of their responsibilities hereunder.

If you have made the decision to include National Cancer Foundation in your will, please let us know, so that we can have the opportunity to thank you for your kindness now, rather than after you are no longer with us. We know that many people are not able to help us the way they would like to during their lifetimes, but are able to be generous in their will. These people are often unacknowledged during their lives, which we would like to correct. 

 

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