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MAKE A BEQUEST TO THE GUILD

Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, making a bequest is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and make a valuable contribution to the Guild.

Over the years, the Guild has been fortunate to receive many donations and bequests from our members, enabling us to promote and protect the interests of war widows throughout New South Wales. Every war widow, whether a member or not, has benefited from the efforts of the Guild. We could not have done this without the support of many benefactors along the way.

No amount is too small to help the Guild. Whatever contribution you make, you can be sure that the Guild will use your gift wisely to continue our work.

Types of bequest

In giving to us in your Will, you can choose to bequest:

  • the whole of your estate
  • the residue of your estate
  • a percentage of your estate
  • a specific amount of money
  • a house or property
  • various other arrangements that your lawyer can advise on

A solicitor or the Public Trustee will be able to help you with the various wording and documentation required in the preparation of your Will.

How to make a bequest

Should you wish to make a legal bequest in favour of our ongoing work, it is important to use the correct wording to ensure your gift is received by the Guild.

We suggest the following words as appropriate to include in your Will. You may give this wording to your solicitor, or discuss it with your legal advisor.

Wording for a residuary bequest

I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Level 14, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

Wording to leave a percentage of the residue of an estate

I give and bequeath _________ per cent of the residue of my estate to War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Level 14, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

Wording for leaving a percentage of the total estate

I give and bequeath _________ per cent of my estate to War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Level 14, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

Let us know so we can thank you

We understand that making a Will is a very personal matter. However, if you do intend making the Guild one of your beneficiaries, or have already done so, please let us know. As well as being of assistance for our future planning, it gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise your generosity and to discuss your wishes. Any information you provide will of course be in the strictest confidence.

For further information on making a bequest, please telephone our Chief Executive Officer on 1800 451 615.

Thank you for considering War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW in your Will.

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