A bequest is a gift of personal property or real estate made through a Will. After providing for loved ones many people choose to make a gift to a charity such as Karuna.
Having a current Will is the only way to ensure that your financial affairs will be settled exactly as you wish. A bequest is a very worthwhile and meaningful way of showing you care.
The suggested wording is:
“I bequeath free of all duties and charges (description of gift) to The Karuna Hospice Service Ltd, PO Box 2020, Windsor, 4030 in the State of Queensland, for the general charitable purposes thereof and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or Honorary Treasurer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
The reason I am making this bequest to Karuna Hospice Service Ltd is because […] (Please identify the connection with the charity).”
Where it says ‘description of gift’ you could put…
- A proportion of your estate (e.g. ‘half of my estate’)
- The residue of your estate after you look after family members
- A specified sum of money, or specific items such as investments, real estate, artwork or jewellery.
“When diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour at 17, Charlie Addison’s first question was whether he would be able to finish his innings at cricket. He fought to complete a good innings in life, undergoing neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. With Karuna’s compassionate assistance, he celebrated his 19th birthday at home, surrounded by family and friends. Karuna helped him to live well and die well.” —Charlie’s parents