Make a bequest in your will
Leaving a bequest (a gift or donation of any size in your will) is an extraordinary act of generosity and a way to make a significant difference beyond your lifetime, helping us continue to support those experiencing bladder dysfunction.
How your bequest will make a difference
Bequests are essential to help us fund research projects, clinical scholarships, educational resources for patients and clinicians, provide support for patients, families and carers in communities right across Australia and to raise awareness about bladder dysfunction. We are immensely grateful for any gift - no matter how large or small - that is left to us.
How to leave a gift in your Will
Leaving a bequest to Mitrofanoff Support Australia is a simple and straightforward way to continue your support and leave a lasting legacy. If you are planning to remember Mitrofanoff Support Australia in your Will we strongly recommend that you discuss it with your solicitor who can assist with the preparation of your Will and ensure your wishes are met. Whilst there are many ways to leave a gift in your Will, the simplest and most common are:
- A percentage: This allows you to ensure your loved ones are looked after as well as giving a gift to Mitrofanoff Support Australia. This is often regarded as the most flexible way to leave a bequest; as you don't have to keep altering your Will to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation, or changes to your circumstances.
- A specific sum: Leaving a fixed amount of money from your estate. It's important to know this does not allow for changes in your circumstances or inflation and may need to be changed over time.
- The Residue: The Residue is a gift of ultimately whatever remains in your estate after your loved ones have been taken care of.
- Whole estate: In this instance, a person might bequest their entire estate to the Mitrofanoff Support Australia.
- Other types of bequest: Gifts such as shares, paintings, a life-insurance policy or property can also be left to Mitrofanoff Support Australia. If you would like to make a bequest, you will need to ask your solicitor to insert a clause in your Will. You may wish to use the following sample wording.
If you would like to make a bequest, you will need to ask your solicitor to insert a clause in your Will. The following wording is a suggestion how you may wish to say this.
I GIVE to Mitrofanoff Support Australia Limited of PO Box 256, South Melbourne, Victoria ......% of my estate OR the rest and residue of my estate OR the sum of $.....(nominated gift) for its general purposes, free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death. PROVIDED THAT if that organisation cannot receive a gift, then that gift shall be made to the charitable organisation in the relevant jurisdiction that my executor considers most closely reflects the objectives of the originally nominated organisation.
If you already have a Will
Your Will can easily be amended to include a gift to Mitrofanoff Support Australia. Your official trustee/solicitor can advise you on the best way to do this. It may be as simple as adding the sample wording as a codicil (addendum).
Thank you for considering a gift to Mitrofanoff Support Australia in your Will. We understand what a significant decision this can be and we sincerely appreciate your support.
If you have already made a bequest to Mitrofanoff Support Australia in your Will, we would love the opportunity to thank you personally for your wonderful generosity and to provide you with information about the work of Mitrofanoff Support Australia in the community. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please know that any information you provide us with is simply a statement of your current intentions and is in no way legally binding and will be kept in the strictest confidence.