Leaving a gift in your Will is a very special act of generosity and kindness.
Gifts in a Will allow Sands to support more families left devastated by the loss of a baby. You will support us in reaching our vision of ensuring no bereaved parent is left alone and isolated following a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. If you share in our vision, please consider leaving a gift in your Will.
Choosing your Bequest
When considering your family and friends and the things that mean a lot to you, you might consider a bequest to Sands Australia. Whether large or small, your bequest will help us fund vital support programs that improve people’s lives.
When making a Will it is important to seek the advice of an expert such as a Solicitor or Trustee Company. They will be able to advise you about the different types of bequests:
After you have allocated specific bequests, the remainder of your Estate will be left to Sands Australia. The value of your gift will not be affected by inflation.
After you have made specific bequests, a percentage of the remainder of your Estate will be left to Sands Australia. The value of your gift will not be affected by inflation.
A specific dollar amount
The exact amount of your Estate you wish to leave Sands Australia.
A Specific Item
You may wish to leave a specific gift, for example property, shares or artwork.
Thank you for leaving this generous Bequest to Sands Australia to help us support families across Australia. Below is a suggestion of wording for your Will although please ensure you always consult your solicitor as this is a general guide only.
I give and bequeath (the whole/percentage/residue/specific amount) of my Estate to SANDS AUSTRALIA of Suite 4, 670 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, for its general purposes and I Direct that a receipt from the Secretary or Treasurer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.
Adding to an existing Will
If your existing Will is satisfactory but you would like to include a bequest to Sands Australia, you can add a Codicil. It must be signed and witnessed in the same way as your Will. Always seek legal advice when making any changes to your Will.
Please let us know if you have made a generous gift to Sands Australia in your Will. We would like to thank you in your lifetime and it also provides us with an opportunity to discuss your wishes with you.
If you would like to discuss your bequest ideas, please phone our Fundraising Team on 03 8595 2400. All bequest information is kept in the utmost confidence.