AWWNSW was founded on volunteering and donations. To show your support to the war widows and veteran families who have sacrificed so much for our country, there are plenty of ways you can help out.
All donations are gratefully received and applied to funding our advocacy, social connection programs and services to our community of members. All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided.
Please return your completed donation form to:
Australian War Widows NSW Ltd
Suite 1.01, level 1, 9 Help Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Thank you for your donation.
We thank you for supporting us on our journey to helping war widows and their families feel empowered to live their best lives.
War Widows NSW is a public benevolent institution with deductible gift recipient status (DGR: 99481).
Whether it is corporate volunteers, members and non-members – our volunteers make a real and lasting difference in the lives of our members.
If you are interested in one of our volunteer roles, please contact us to find out what opportunities are currently available. The time you commit is entirely up to you and is flexible based on your availability. We’d love to have you as part of the team.
Corporate volunteering: Your staff can help war widows in NSW by using their employee volunteering days. We require skilled volunteering support in the following fields:
- media, public relations, marketing and/or social media
Friendship Line: Each year, our volunteers make thousands of calls to members who may be socially or geographically isolated, unwell, going through a challenging time, or who simply enjoy chatting with someone new. Calls are made by member volunteers, with support from qualified community services workers.
Club and group coordination: Members are invited to volunteer for roles supporting the coordination and activations of clubs and groups in their areas. Family members or friends may also be eligible to assist if no members from the club are able to take on the role.
Event support: With many elderly members, we make every effort to ensure our members are well taken care of at our events. Volunteers at our annual ANZAC Field of Remembrance, Walk and Picnic, and Christmas party events help our members comfortably make their way to and from the venue and throughout the event as needed.
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 our organisation.
Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive many donations and bequests from our members, enabling us to promote and protect the interests of war widows throughout NSW. Every war widow, whether a member or not, has benefited from the efforts of the organisation – and we could not have done this without the support of many benefactors along the way.
No amount is too small. Whatever contribution you make, you can be sure that AWWNSW will use your gift wisely to continue our work.
Types of bequests
In giving to AWWNSW 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.
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 our organisation.
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 the Australian War Widows NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Suite 1.01, level 1, 9 Help Street, Chatswood 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 the Australian War Widows NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Suite 1.01, level 1, 9 Help Street, Chatswood 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 the Australian War Widows NSW Ltd (ABN 24 083 075 914), Suite 1.01, level 1, 9 Help Street, Chatswood 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 AWWNSW 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 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 Australian War Widows NSW in your Will.