Disability Services Client and Carer

Create a Lasting Legacy

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Including a legacy gift in your Will to Able Australia will create a lasting impact and make a notable difference to the lives of people living with severe and multiple disabilities. 

No matter the size of your gift, it will be greatly valued and can significantly help with forward planning.

Together we can provide choices that enable people to reach their full potential and live the life they choose, today and into the future.

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How to include a gift in your Will.

It’s important that you seek independent and professional advice when considering leaving a legacy gift. You may need to write or update your Will or attach a codicil, which is an addition or supplement to your Will outlining your gift.

A qualified legal advisor will be able to provide you with advice about which is appropriate for you.

How to remember us in your Will.

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Here are some points to consider:

  1. Make or update your Will.

In all cases, the most important thing is your own peace of mind so we encourage you to take your time and discuss your Will with your legal advisor.

  1. Your legacy your way.

There are four easy ways to remember Able Australia in your Will.

  • You can leave a percentage of your estate. 
  • A residual gift simply refers to what is left of your estate once all your loved ones have been taken care of.
  • A pecuniary gift is when you specify a gift amount to be left in your Will to Able Australia.
  • A specific gift, allows you to nominate an item of value such as property, art or a piece of jewellery.

All gifts will create a meaningful legacy in your name for years to come.

  1.  Suggested Wording.

By clearly stating your intentions your Executors can ensure that your exact wishes are carried out in a timely manner.

You may wish to use the following wording:

“I bequeath to Able Australia (ABN 83 024 339 234), for its general purposes

[Choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]
  1. the whole of my estate, or
  2. (insert number) percentage of my estate, or
  3. the residue of my estate, or
  4. the amount of $ (insert the value of your gift in cash), or
  5. my (insert name of asset)

free of all duties, for which an authorised receipt from Able Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

  1. Notify loved ones.

It is important to talk to your family and loved ones about your Will to ensure that your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to Able Australia is important to you and advise any Executors and Guardians of your wishes.

  1. Informing us of your decision.

We would love to hear from you as this will allow us to thank you for your generosity. We would also like to keep you updated on our activities and invite you to special events where you can hear more about the work being carried out by Able Australia. We do however recognise that the gift of a legacy is a personal decision that you may wish to keep to yourself.

Please be assured that we will handle your estate and wishes with care.

For a confidential discussion please contact our Fundraising team on 1300 220 602 or at fundraising@ableaustralia.org.au