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Leave a gift in your will 

Leaving a gift or donation to Fernlea in your will (also known as a bequest) is a wonderful way to ensure that your generosity continues to make a significant difference beyond your lifetime

 

Your gift will help Fernlea continue our important work supporting people with life limiting illness and will make a tangible difference to the people we care for in our local community. Whether large or small, bequests help us to fund our services that improve people's lives. 

 

You may wish to leave a specific gift that is especially important to you (for example property, artwork, shares) or gift an amount of money for us to use where it is most needed.  

How to leave a gift to Fernlea in your will 

 

 

We understand that making a decision about how your estate

is distributed is very personal. If you would like to leave a gift

to Fernlea in your will, we recommend you seek professional

legal advice. This will ensure your wishes are carried out. 
 

Below is some practical information that may help you to

think about how you might like to remember Fernlea in

your will. 

 

 

 

A gift in a will can take a variety of forms, including: 

  • Pecuniary – a specific gift of cash 

  • Percentage – a percentage of either the residue or the entire estate 

  • Residuary – the remainder of an estate after specific gifts have been disbursed 

  • Specific asset – real estate, shares, bonds or other particular items of value 

Suggested wording 

If you would like to leave a gift to Fernlea in your will, you will need your solicitor to insert a clause in your will. You may find it useful to discuss the following clauses with your solicitor: 

 

  • I bequeath to Fernlea Community Care Inc of 1 Main Street, Pakenham VIC (ABN 73 846 248 558) the sum of $X. 

Or 

  • I bequeath to Fernlea Community Care Inc of 1 Main Street, Pakenham VIC (ABN 73 846 248 558) X% of my estate.

 

Or 

  • I bequeath to Fernlea Community Care Inc of 1 Main Street, Pakenham VIC (ABN 73 846 248 558) X% of the residue of my estate. 

Or 

  • I bequeath my X (description of property or asset/s) to Fernlea Community Care Inc of 1 Main Street, Pakenham VIC (ABN 73 846 248 558).  

 

You may also like to discuss the following clause with your solicitor: 

  • I bequeath this free of all charges to Fernlea Community Care Inc of 1 Main Street, Pakenham VIC (ABN 73 846 248 558) to be used for general purposes. The official receipt of Fernlea Community Care Inc will be sufficient acknowledgement of having received this gift. 

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