Your legacy can transform someone’s life
Our life-changing services would not be possible without people like you. Some choose to help by volunteering time, some donate money and others remember Guide Dogs Queensland in their Will.
Leaving a gift in your Will is an easy and meaningful way to show your compassion and support. A gift doesn’t have to be a large sum of money, as the true gift is the legacy you leave behind to help more Queenslanders with low or no vision for many years to come.
Anyone can leave a gift in their Will. Choosing to do so is easy, but it will make the world of difference to people in need.
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How to leave a gift in your Will
Remembering Guide Dogs in your Will is easy, and it will make the world of difference to people in need.
Discuss with your legal advisor
Consult your legal advisor to ensure the option you have chosen best reflects your intentions. We recommend you seek the qualified advice of an independent solicitor or legal advisor before making or revising your Will.
Are you a solicitor or legal advisor? Refer to our Will wording for more information.
Tell your family and friends
We are grateful for any gift you are able to leave us once you have taken care of your family and friends first. It’s important to discuss your gift with your loved ones to ensure they understand and support your reasons for choosing to help Guide Dogs in such a powerful way.
Guide Dogs Queensland offers a free Will Service to help you through the process and can put you in touch with a trusted solicitor convenient to your location.
Call 07 3500 9001 to make an appointment
“We wouldn’t be able to operate without the generous legacy gifts that are left to us. It’s a gift that lasts for generations and touches the lives of all the Queenslanders we help.”
Types of gifts in Wills
There are many ways you can choose to leave a gift in your Will and we are extremely grateful for any contribution you are able to make, great or small. A few options that may suit your preferences and individual circumstances include:
A residual legacy is a portion of your estate, or the balance remaining after loved ones and expenses are covered.
Specific amount of money
This type of gift is sometimes called a pecuniary legacy, which allows you to nominate a specific amount of money.
Specific items of value
Anything of value, such as property, shares, stocks, bonds, jewellery or works of art, may be specifically named in your Will and given directly to Guide Dogs Queensland.
We recommend that you seek the advice of an independent solicitor or qualified legal advisor before making or revising your Will. You should also seek qualified advice before choosing executors to administer your estate.
To ensure your intentions are correctly followed, it is important to word your Will or codicil correctly. The suggested wording for your gift is set out below.
“I bequeath [ ___ percent of my residual Estate / the sum of $ ______ / specific item(s) _____ ] 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.”
Contact our friendly team
Michelle and our team are on hand to help or simply to talk about your plans. We can answer any questions you may have or discuss your ideas in complete confidence.
“No matter how big or small, every gift is invaluable. We are always here to discuss how your plan can make a difference to the lives of fellow Queenslanders.”