A Gift to Karuna Will Make a Difference
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.
“I bequeath free of all duties and charges (description of gift) to The Karuna Hospice Service Ltd, PO Box 2020, Windsor, 4030, (ABN 28 055 211 473) 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 add…
- 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.
Karuna stepped in and helped Joanne Edgar when she needed it most. And now she is giving a gift to Karuna in her Will. This is Joanne’s story…
“My experience with Karuna was life changing in the most surprising way. My mother had suffered with breast cancer over 14 years, from age 50, but it wasn’t until she was in the final stages that I was introduced to Karuna.
I moved in with my mum for her final months to enable her to be at home for as long as possible. Caring for mum was something I wanted to do but it was hard – both physically and emotionally. On a regular trip to mum’s GP for prescriptions, he noticed how exhausted I was and suggested I get help.
Karuna arrived and were only with me for my mum’s last 8 days but they saved my life.
Karuna nurses came every morning to help with medication, shower mum, provide care and spend time with her. I felt supported, safe and cared for by a wonderful, compassionate team for the first time since mum became sick. When I offered to pay, they explained there was no charge.
I had never experienced such unconditional generosity and compassion before and this changed my life course in ways I never imagined.
In those final days, I made a commitment that I would help Karuna the only way I knew how – financially. I hoped that someone else could experience what I had, a real life-line when I needed it.
I help out at Karuna when I can but life can get in the way, so that’s why I have decided to make a bequest in my Will to Karuna. I know how much the service relies on the generosity of donors to continue their work.
I hope my final gift will enable Kauruna to continue helping people facing terminal illness long after I’m gone – with care, compassion and kindness to clients, carers and families. In a very small way I feel like I am a part of that.”
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will for Karuna and help us support more families, please email email@example.com