Wills and Bequests

Leave a gift in your Will

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will. Your legacy will provide vital support and services to those people living with Parkinson’s.

Why Make A Will

Throughout our lifetime, we have worked hard to provide as best we can for our loved ones and the charities we have supported. It seems a shame therefore to neglect the ultimate means of sharing our legacy: a legal up-to-date Will.

Research shows that a large percentage of Australians still leave matters to chance and fail to make a Will. Unfortunately, by doing so their estate will be distributed using a formula decided by law, not by them. This can result in added expense, delays and inconvenience to family and friends during a time of grief. Important matters, such as the guardianship of minor children is left for state laws to determine. In some cases, all assets will pass to the state if no next of kin can be established. Most importantly the genuine concerns and wishes of the deceased may not be addressed to their satisfaction.

A percentage

Some people decide to share their estate between a number of family members/charitable organizations. They find stating a percentage for each one is a useful way to divide their estate.

The residue

 This is the amount left over after you have made provision for family and friends.

A Specific Bequest

Property, money etc. You may wish to state a specific sum of money (remembering that over time inflation will affect this) or assets such as property, shares, bonds, and life insurance.

Suggested Wording

A percentage

I give……………percent of my real and personal estate to Parkinson’s NSW Limited (ABN No: 93 023 603 545) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

The residue

I give the residue of my real and personal estate to Parkinson’s NSW Limited (ABN No: 93 023 603 545) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

A specific bequest

I give Parkinson’s NSW Limited (ABN No: 93 023 603 545) the sum of $…………./ property, shares/bonds/life insurance for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

For any more information about making a bequest to Parkinson’s NSW  please contact our Donor Development Manager Gary Cowlishaw for a confidential conversation. Call  Parkinson’s NSW on (02) 8051 1900 or email direct  Gary  gary.cowlishaw@parkinsonsnsw.org.au