LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

Write ACRF into your Will and help us
write an end to cancer

A world without cancer could be the legacy you leave behind to your loved ones. When you leave a gift in your Will to Australian Cancer Research Foundation, you provide some of the greatest minds in cancer research access to vital tools they need to outsmart cancer.

Often people who choose to include a cancer charity in their Will have lost a loved one to cancer or have had cancer themselves. These people have become our heroes, as new and improved methods to detect and treat cancer would not exist if wasn’t for them.

We are always grateful and humbled by those who leave a legacy to cancer research through a gift in their Will. No matter the size or amount you are able to give, ACRF is honoured to count you among our wonderful bequestors. The next discovery to outsmart cancer could start with you.

If you would like to learn more please follow the steps below.

  • STEP ONE – HAVE A CHAT

    Call our bequest manager on her direct line 9210 7408 and have a chat. Lee will walk you through any queries you may have and can post or email you a bequest booklet to peruse at your leisure and discuss with family, before a decision.

  • STEP TWO – TAKE ACTION

    Call your solicitor and make an appointment to create or update your Will to include a bequest to ACRF. You will need our recommended Will Wording (see below). If you haven’t got a family solicitor, you may wish to attend one of ACRF’S annual Wills Day events held in Sydney, where a pro bono solicitor will create a Simple Will for a greatly reduced fee.

    Will Wording:

    “I give, devise and bequeath to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACN 002 774 727) of Suite 302, 77 King St, Sydney for the purposes of funding world-class cancer research, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.

  • STEP THREE – LET US KNOW

    We would love to know so we can celebrate your decision to include us in your Will, thereby helping us outsmart cancer!

REASONS TO HAVE A LEGAL WILL

One of the best ways to plan for the future and to ensure your loved ones are protected, is by creating a legal will.

Here’s a snapshot of what can happen if you die without a will:

Australia has federal laws that state what should happen to your estate and your assets, if you are to pass without a Will (intestate).

YOUR SPOUSE:
If you pass without a Will, your estate automatically goes to your spouse. However, if you are estranged from your spouse, inheritance is at the discretion of the court and the outcome may not be as you wish. To Ensure YOUR wishes are fulfilled, create a legal Will to protect the beneficiaries of your estate.

YOUR PARTNER:
If you pass without a Will and you are not married, but have a live-in partner, regardless of the years you have been together, they may not automatically inherit and can be forced to move out of your shared home.

YOUR CHILDREN:
If you have minor children but no Will, (therefore no provision for them when you die), a judge can decide who is the best person to become their guardian. By creating a legal Will, you can control who raises your children and when they receive their inheritance once they come of age.

YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITIES:
You may have told your friends and family that you wish your favourite charity to receive a gift when you pass. However, if you do not have a legal Will, this wish cannot be upheld and is at the discretion of your executor.

Gifts in Wills to ACRF is a wonderful way to leave a legacy to cancer research. But without a legal Will, your wish to leave a legacy to ACRF, may not occur.

ACRF COMMUNITY WILLS DAYS

ACRF hosts annual Wills Days that provide a professional yet affordable way to create a legal Will, and if you wish, show your support for ACRF.

Wills Days are to be held at the following locations in 2019. Book online below or email Planned Giving Manager Lee Christian for more information

Camden 13 March 2019
Sydney CBD 20 March 2019
The Hills 27 March 2019
Long time loyal supporter Di Docherty, (pictured here with her grandchildren) supports ACRF because she lost her mother, husband and sister to cancer along with many friends. She decided she needed to do something to help others going through this journey. She chose ACRF because all money donated is used to fund research for all different types of cancer.

REASONS TO LEAVE A BEQUEST TO ACRF?

If it is important to you - it should be in your Will

Those who kindly think of us when creating their Will, regardless of the amount, are helping us end cancer. A bequest to ACRF helps us to arm our researchers with the tools and equipment they need to outsmart cancer.

It’s easy to do:

Even if you have a Will, adding a charity is as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will. Seek advice from your solicitor if you wish to do so.

You can also make a gift to ACRF during your lifetime. This enables ACRF to channel the funds into worthy research projects immediately, enabling you to see how your wonderful contribution is helping to outsmart cancer.

We know that some people may have a preference to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing any preferences you have with us.

If you would like to learn more, please complete the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours (or the next business day). Or you can contact Lee on her direct line to discuss - 02 9210 7408.

Bequest enquiry form
Types of Bequest
  • A specific sum of money or nominated asset such as a house or other land, shares and other investments, life insurance, works of art or other valuables.
  • A bequest of your entire estate, or a specified share, or a percentage of your entire estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid.
  • A residual bequest, or a specified share or percentage of your residuary estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, and other gifts distributed.
  • Your property, such as a house, can pass to ACRF after having been used or occupied by a primary beneficiary during their lifetime. ACRF would receive this only after a specified period or after the nominated person has passed.