Bequests

Thank you for considering Arthritis Australia as a beneficiary in your Will.

Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability and pain in Australia affecting one in five Australians. The Arthritis Foundation of Australia supports research into arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, promotes awareness through the provision of information and provides community education to health professionals and those affected by these conditions.

It is important that a bequest is worded correctly and below are the three most effective wording options for including a bequest in a Will – either your own or that of a family or friend (or, if you are a solicitor, a client).

·      For a specific bequest

(When you would like to leave a specific sum of money to Arthritis Australia)

I give and bequeath to the Arthritis Foundation of Australia ABN 67 002 598 594 – trading as Arthritis Australia, in aid of that Foundation and specifically for research or its general purposes, [use whichever is appropriate] the sum of $______      __ for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the Bequest.

·      For a Residual Bequest

(When there are leftover funds, after you have left specific items to certain people)

I bequeath to the Arthritis Foundation of Australia ABN 67 002 598 594 – trading as Arthritis Australia, in aid of that Foundation and specifically for research or its general purposes, [use whichever is appropriate], the rest and residue of my Estate, for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer shall be sufficient discharge.

·      Making a Codicil

(An amendment to your Will)

If you have already made your Will, but would like to alter it slightly, you may like to add a codicil. This is an amendment to your Will, which may set out your instructions for a bequest to the Arthritis Foundation of Australia ABN 67 002 598 594 – trading as Arthritis Australia.

 

Andrew Mills

CEO – Arthritis Australia

Ph: 02 9518 4441

Freecall: 1800 111 101

Email: [email protected] 

Your enquiry will be dealt with in strict confidence.

Arthritis Australia is a non-Government agency. We appreciate your generosity.

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