Make a Bequest

After you have taken care of your loved ones, why not extend your gift to other Australians in need of care by leaving a bequest to Lifeline?

A bequest is a gift made in your will.

Donating a gift in your Will is one of the most effective ways you can be sure that the life-saving work of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury continues for years to come.

By making a Bequest to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, you would be helping our work towards a suicide-free Australia in which anyone can have easy access to care and emotional support when they need it. Your bequested donation would directly help to provide, develop, and promote:

  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • 13 11 14 – 24 hour telephone crisis support
  • Local face-to-face personal, problem gambling and financial counselling services
  • Community Aid
  • Crisis Support Groups
  • Volunteer training and support

 

More about Bequests

A bequest to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury may comprise either one, or a combination, of the following.

  • Residuary Bequest: A gift of whatever is left of your estate (or a percentage thereof) after all your other gifts have been distributed, and taxes and debts have been fulfilled.
  • Pecuniary Bequest: A gift of a set dollar amount determined by you at the time of drawing up or amending your Will.
  • Specific Bequest: The gift of a nominated asset, such as a house, shares, life insurance etc.
  • Specified Purpose: You may have a preference for the way your bequest to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury will be used. For example, you may specify that your Bequest be used for Suicide Prevention, or Telephone Counselling services, or Face-to-Face Counselling.

 

Wording your Bequest:

The wording, that you use in your will, is important. The wrong wording could mean that your assets are not treated as you intended. The correct wording will ensure that gifts directed to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury will come directly to us. If in doubt, it is always best to seek professional advice from a legal advisor or solicitor.

If you would like to make a gift to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, we suggest that your will contains the following wording:

 

For a Residuary Bequest:

I give, devise and bequeath to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Incorporated (ABN 56 766 506 533) of 4 Park Avenue, Gordon, free from all duties, the following _____ percentage OR the remainder of my estate and direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

 

For a Pecuniary Bequest:

I give devise and bequeath to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Incorporated (ABN 56 766 506 533) of 4 Park Avenue, Gordon, free from all duties, the following $ _____ amount and direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

 

For a Specific Bequest:

I give, devise and bequeath to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Incorporated ( ABN 56 766 506 533) of 4 Park Avenue, Gordon, free from all duties, the following ________ item/s and direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

 

Please let us know…

If you or a family member, or friend or client, have decided to leave a gift to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury in your will, it would greatly help us if you could please let us know. You can do this either by phoning our Chief Executive Officer, (on 02 9498 8805), or by emailing us, using the link below. Thank you so much.

 

If you would like to find out more about Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury (such as annual reports or brochures about our services), before making your decision….

For more information, email us or call (02) 9498 8805