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Gift in will

Leave a gift in your Will

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Leaving a gift in your Will is a very special act of generosity and kindness. Gifts in Will allow us to plan for the future with confidence, investing in services that address the underlying causes of deep, persistent disadvantage and social exclusion.

If you share in our vision of an inclusive, fair and compassionate community and want to make a lasting impact, please consider a gift in your Will.

Choosing your bequest

When thinking of your family and friends and the things that mean a lot to you, you might consider a bequest to Sacred Heart Mission. Whether large or small, your bequest will help us fund community programs that improve people’s lives.

When making a Will it is important to seek the advice of an expert such as a Solicitor or Trustee Company. They will be able to advise you about the different types of bequests:

Residue-whole

After you have allocated specific bequests, the remainder of your estate will be left to Sacred Heart Mission. The value of your gift will not be affected by inflation.

Residue-percentage

After you have made specific bequests, a percentage of the remainder of your estate will be left to Sacred Heart Mission. The value of your gift will not be affected by inflation.

A specific dollar amount

The exact amount of your estate you wish to leave Sacred Heart Mission.

A specific item

You may wish to leave a specific gift, for example property, shares or artwork.

Wills wording

Wills wording for foundation

Thank you for leaving this generous Bequest to Sacred Heart Foundation Ltd. Gifts invested will build a strong financial base for Sacred Heart Mission. The foundation will provide funds in perpetuity to meet the future demand of our services.

We suggest you provide the following wording:

I give and bequeath (the whole/percentage/residue/specific amount) of my Estate to Sacred Heart Foundation (39 280 174 491) of 87 Grey Street, St. Kilda, in the State of Victoria, for its general purposes and I Direct that a receipt from the Secretary or Treasurer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Wills wording for current programs

Thank you for leaving this generous Bequest to Sacred Heart Mission Inc. for current community programs. We suggest you provide the following wording and consult your solicitor, this is a guide only.

I give and bequeath (the whole/percentage/residue/specific amount) of my Estate to SACRED HEART MISSION Inc. (ABN 62 843 874 179) of 87 Grey Street, St. Kilda, in the State of Victoria, for its general purposes and I Direct that a receipt from the Secretary or Treasurer for the time being of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Adding to an existing Will 

If your existing Will is satisfactory but you would like to include a bequest to Sacred Heart Mission Inc., you can add a Codicil. It must be signed and witnessed in the same way as your Will. Always seek legal advice when making any changes to your Will.

Please let us know if you have made a generous gift to Sacred Heart Mission in your Will. We would like to thank you in your lifetime and it also provides us with an opportunity to discuss your wishes.

If you would like to discuss your bequest ideas, please phone Nicole Punte on 03 8534 4109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All bequest information is kept in the utmost confidence.

 

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