Leave a gift or bequest in your Will
Thank you for considering a gift in your Will. It is an extraordinary act of generosity and a way to make a significant difference beyond your lifetime, helping our nurses to continue supporting families experiencing breast cancer across Australia.
How your gift will make a difference
Gifts in Wills have a significant impact on the work we do, helping fund our McGrath Breast Care Nurses. We are immensely grateful for any donation – no matter how large or small.
Robyn Shaw, supporter
“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.”
How to leave a gift in your Will
If you are planning to remember the McGrath Foundation in your Will, we recommend that you discuss it with your solicitor who can assist with the preparation of your Will and ensure your wishes are met. While there are many ways to leave a gift in your Will, the simplest and most common are:
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.
A pecuniary gift
A pecuniary gift allows you to leave a fixed amount of money from your estate to the McGrath Foundation.
A percentage allows you to leave a nominated percentage of your estate to the McGrath Foundation.
Suggested wording for your Will
If you would like to leave a gift to the McGrath Foundation, your trustee/solicitor can advise you on the best way to do this. You may wish to use the following sample wording to insert a clause in your Will or to update your existing Will with a codicil (addendum):
I GIVE to the McGrath Foundation Limited ABN 23 115 566 624, 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.
Thank you for considering a gift to the McGrath Foundation in your Will.
If you do decide to include the McGrath Foundation in your Will we would like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and help you stay up to date with the work our Breast Care Nurses are doing.
By informing us of your plans you’ll become part of a special group of supporters who receive regular updates, and invitations to our events. Please contact Madeleine from our Donor Relationships Team directly on (02) 8962 6139.
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.
Forever in pink
Each year we are touched by the generosity of those individuals who choose to leave a gift in their Will to the McGrath Foundation and make a difference beyond their lifetime. These planned gifts are essential to ensure the McGrath Foundation can carry out its work into the future.
We honour those who have left a gift in their Will.
Joyce Mavis Angel
Gordon Jackman Blight
Shirley Elma Drew
Hilary May Farr
Phyllis May Jones
Elizabeth Sophia Kirby
Suzanne Jean Brassey McGowen
Robyn Heather Pooley
Graham Leslie Porter
Beyrl Esme Roper
Dorothy May Rosenfeld
Sylvia Ellen Swanbrough
Margaret Milton Watkinson
Leslie John Welsh
Shirley Drew's Legacy
“My beautiful Mum Shirley, looked forward to Jane McGrath Day at the Sydney Pink Test every year. A time for her to remember Jane, loved ones lost, and those living with breast cancer. In January 2009 my Mum was devastated when Norma, her special friend of 45 years, lost her battle with breast cancer. She planted a Jane McGrath Rose in her beloved garden to honour Norma’s memory. I’ll never forget Mum, with her beautiful pink McGrath scarf, and me with my McGrath pink cap, as we watched the Pink Test together. We shed tears and laughter at the glorious pink outfits; it was our last Jane McGrath Day together. It was only fitting that my Mum left a donation in her Will to the McGrath Foundation. It is a lovely legacy and Mum’s generosity will go towards funding a much needed breast care nurse.”