While times are tough and Australian’s feel the ripples of the economic downturn, many are forced to make the difficult decision that charity begins at home. Fortunately, finding yourself with less cash than normal does not mean that you cannot generously help causes close to your heart in the future.
Leaving a legacy (bequest), in your Will, allows you to give support to your favourite charities beyond your lifetime and ensures that there is a legal document outlining your wishes. You can leave money, property or a percentage of your estate after your passing; and with it your legacy for the future.
The gift provides crucial funding to allow the likes of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) to continue its vital work.
When you leave a Legacy you can have peace of mind that you will, one day, be supporting the charity whose work you believe in. This way, not only can you save the dollars now, you can also take steps to give a charity the gift that keeps on giving, after you pass.
Anyone can leave a Legacy, however small or large. If you have considered joining the many Australian’s who have already exercised their free ‘Will’ and chosen to leave a Legacy, the good news is that the process is relatively quick and easy. Your solicitor can advise you on this.
Legacies can be anonymous but, letting your charity know of your kindness allows them to make plans for the future, assist you with wording the Legacy and thank you personally.
We always suggest that you discuss what you propose with your family so they know of your wishes. Family should always come first.
For more information please contact:
Mrs Andrea Alexander
Executive Officer Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
Phone: 9363 7400
Email: andrea@childcancerresearch. com.au