Leave a Gift or Bequest in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is an extraordinary act of generosity and a way to make a significant difference beyond your lifetime, helping us continue to support families experiencing breast cancer across Australia.

How a gift will make a difference

Gifts in Wills have a significant impact on the work we do, helping fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses and increasing breast awareness in young people. We are immensely grateful for any donation - no matter how large or small - that is left to us.

“When I had breast cancer twenty years ago there wasn’t any support so I missed out on a lot of important information.  It’s wonderful to know that today qualified breast care nurses are there to help people overcome this terrible ordeal.  I decided to support the McGrath Foundation by leaving a gift in my Will as they do an incredible job helping and caring for people and I want to be a part of that.”

Robyn Shaw, Supporter

 

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The strength of will to carry out one's decisions, wishes, or plans.

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

 

Leaving a gift to the McGrath Foundation is a powerful way to leave a lasting legacy.

If you are planning to remember the McGrath Foundation in your Will we strongly recommend that you discuss it with your solicitor who can assist with the preparation of your Will and ensure your wishes are met. Whilst there are many ways to leave a gift in your Will, the simplest and most common are:

  1. A residuary gift: A residue is a gift amounting to whatever remains in your estate after loved ones have been taken care of.  It removes the need to put a precise value on your gift and is one of the most effective ways to support the McGrath Foundation.
  2. A pecuniary gift: This allows you to leave a fixed amount of money from your estate to the McGrath Foundation.
  3. A percentage: This allows you to leave a nominated percentage of your estate to the McGrath Foundation.

 

Suggested Wording

 

If you would like to leave a gift to the McGrath Foundation, you will need to ask your solicitor to insert a clause in your Will. You may wish to use the following sample wording:

I GIVE to the McGrath Foundation Limited of 54 Chandos Street, St Leonards, New South Wales ......% of my estate OR the rest and residue of my estate OR the sum of $.....(nominated gift) for its general purposes, free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death. PROVIDED THAT if that organisation cannot receive a gift, then that gift shall be made to the charitable organisation in the relevant jurisdiction that my executor considers most closely reflects the objectives of the originally nominated organisation.

 

If you already have a Will

 

Your Will can easily be amended to include a gift to the McGrath Foundation. Your official trustee/solicitor can advise you on the best way to do this. It may be as simple as adding the sample wording as a codicil (addendum).

 

I would like to know more about leaving a gift in my Will to the McGrath Foundation

 

While it's important you speak to your solicitor about adding a gift into your Will, please feel free to call us if you have any questions about leaving a gift to the McGrath Foundation on (02) 8962 6100.

 

Thank You

 

Thank you for considering a gift to the McGrath Foundation in your Will. We understand what a significant decision this can be and we sincerely appreciate your support.

If you have already included the McGrath Foundation in your Will we would like to thank you personally for your generosity.  By informing us of your plans you’ll become part of a special group of supporters who receive invitations to special events, and personal updates from the Foundation.   Please contact our Donor Manager on (02) 8962 6100.

Please know that any information you provide us is simply a statement of your current intentions and is in no way legally binding and will be kept in the strictest confidence.

McGrath Breast Care Nurses