Leave a Bequest
It is a common misconception that only wealthy people leave money to charity but the reality is most bequests are made by ordinary Australians who want to make a difference to the lives of others. And the difference you could make to Guide Dogs Queensland, and to the thousands of people who contact us each year for help, is remarkable.
Your gift can be as little or as much as you want but without it our task of providing these life-changing animals for free, as well as the many other services we provide to our clients, becomes increasingly difficult.
Including Guide Dogs Queensland in your Will is easy, and the legacy you leave behind will affect the lives of thousands of people in need for decades to come.
Why you need a Will:
Even though a Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, figures show almost one in two Australians do not have a valid Will. Everyone over 18 should have a Will; organising one doesn't speed up death but it does limit conflict and stress between your beneficiaries at a difficult time. And most importantly it ensures your assets go to those who matter most.
Your Will is only effective if it has been properly prepared and executed. It is strongly recommended that you consult a qualified legal advisor when making a Will.
Making a bequest to Guide Dogs Queensland:
It is easy to include Guide Dogs Queensland in your Will and while Guide Dogs Queensland is not providing you with any legal advice, the following provisions could be considered by your legal advisor when making a Will:
If you wish to make a residuary gift:
“I give and bequeath unto Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland my whole estate free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of the said Association shall be a complete discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the moneys paid in accordance with this bequest”.
If you wish to donate a percentage of your estate:
“I give a - % of my Estate to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of the said Association shall be a complete discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the moneys paid in accordance with this bequest.”
If you wish to donate a specific sum:
“I give the sum of $ …………….to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of the said Association shall be a complete discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the moneys paid in accordance with this bequest."
Free Will Service:
Whether you choose to make a new Will or want to alter an existing one, Guide Dogs Queensland can offer assistance through our Free Will Service should you wish to gift a bequest to our organisation. It only takes a few words in a Will to make the world of difference to our work at Guide Dogs Queensland.
After referral, Guide Dogs Queensland will advise of a Solicitor in a convenient location who will assist you in the preparation of your Will.
If your Will has detailed provisions, is complex, or requires estate planning considerations, the referred Solicitor will be entitled to charge you for those additional costs.
For assistance, or to request a free Bequest Book, please contact:
Guide Dogs Queensland Bequest Manager
Mrs Laurel Sheil - Phone: (07) 3261 7555; e-mail: email@example.com
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