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Wills and Legacies

When you choose to leave a gift to us through your Will, you’re making a lasting contribution to the mission of fighting against the diseases and illnesses affecting our loved ones. This act of generosity will help us continue forwarding this mission for many generations.

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Pledge to make a lasting difference

By leaving a bequest, you will leave a legacy supporting others long after you’re gone. Your contribution will significantly impact the efforts to pave the way for a better future for all. Remember, leaving a gift in your Will is a simple process involving three easy steps, and anyone can do it.

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You can speak to your lawyer or a Will-writing provider. We have partnered with Safewill to help you write your Will at a heavily discounted rate.

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Your legacy of saving lives

Every day, thousands of Australians are in the fight of their lives, battling illness and disease. But you can give hope! After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to The Hospital Research Foundation Group, or the charity within our Group you feel most connected to. A gift of as little as 1% of your estate can make a big difference to lifesaving medical research and patient care in hospitals.

Your Gift will be used in your way of choosing:

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Research Projects

Nominate a specific area of research that is important to you and your family

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Sponsor a specific piece of equipment, research fellowship or student scholarship

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Patient Care

Support patient care services at a particular hospital that is close to your heart

Join others in the Basil Hetzel Society

When you leave a Gift in Your Will to our charity you join The Basil Hetzel Society – our legacy society established to celebrate and recognise these special donors. Our Society is named after the honourable Dr Basil Hetzel, one of Australia’s most distinguished medical scientists.

As a member of the Society, you have the opportunity to attend special functions and events which recognise your support, meet researchers and learn about how your gift will have an impact for the health and wellbeing for your loved ones now and in the future.

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Four ways you can add a gift in your Will

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You can leave a percentage of your estate to the disease area of your choice through your Will. The final amount of the gift will depend on the total value of your estate.

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Another option is to leave a residual gift in your Will, which means donating a percentage of what is left after your loved ones and any other beneficiaries have received their gifts. This way, you can ensure that your legacy will benefit a cause that is important to you.

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If you prefer, you can specify a fixed amount of money to donate to a charity in your Will. This guarantees that we will receive the exact amount you wish to give.

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Aside from cash, you can also leave a gift in the form of assets, such as stocks, real estate, or personal property. This can provide tax benefits for your estate while also supporting a cause you care about.

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Your gift will assist in groundbreaking and lifesaving breakthroughs

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Ready to leave a gift in your Will?

Thank you for choosing to leave a gift in your Will towards Australian Breast Cancer Research. If you already have a Will you can simply use the following words:

‘I give (insert gift detail – the residual, a percentage of the estate or a nominated gift of property, money or item of value) to Australian Breast Cancer Research, of 62 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011 and I declare that the receipt of the Public Officer, Chief Financial Officer or the Chief Executive Officer for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee/s for the payment of such benefit.’

To ensure your wishes are documented correctly in your Will, we suggest you consult with your Solicitor, or use our partner’s online Will service.

If you would like to start writing a new will, you can simply click below to get a discounted rate on Safewill, or call Melissa by clicking here.

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