How to include a gift in your Will

We encourage you to think about your family and friends first and then consider including a gift in your Will to your chosen charity.

We also suggest that you seek advice from a solicitor when drafting your Will. The wording is very important and your solicitor can advise you on the different types of gifts.

Including a gift in your Will to Cancer Council WA is simple:

  • Add a clause to your Will pertaining to your intended gift
  • Add a codicil to an existing Will
  • Seek advice from a solicitor about the details of your gift so that the correct wording is used for the clause. This will ensure your wishes are carried out
  • Give us the opportunity to say thank you. By telling us you have included a gift in your Will we recognise you as investing in future supportive care services and vital cancer research and you will be eligible to join the Clive Deverall Society

For more information, download our simple guide to including a gift in your Will (PDF, 3.3MB) or Cancer Council Western Australia's commitment to you (PDF, 1.1MB). If you would prefer to receive either of these documents in the mail, please contact our Donor Relations and Estates team on (08) 9212 4391 or email donorrelations@cancerwa.asn.au.

Our legal name

Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc)

Our address and ABN

420 Bagot Road Subiaco WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9212 4333
Fax: (08) 9212 4334

ABN: 15 190 821 561

Suggested clauses for the gift in your Will

To include a gift in your Will to Cancer Council WA, you will need to include our full legal name (as stated above) as well as the addition of a clause outlining the details of your gift.

Below are some suggested clauses you can use in your Will:

1. Unspecified
"I give to Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc) the sum of $_______ to be used for its general purposes and the receipt of the Executive Director of that Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
2. Specified
"I give to Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc) the sum of $______ to be used for the purposes of (name specific purpose, for example research, patient and supportive care services, cancer prevention programs) and the receipt of the Executive Director of that Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
3. Residuary Gift in Will
"I give to Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc) for its general purposes (or name specific purpose) all (or stated fraction) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate whether real or personal and the receipt of the Executive Director of that Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
4. Gift to Trust to Life Beneficiary with remainder (or part thereof) to Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc)
You may be interested in providing for family members during their lifetime and, at the same time, keeping the estate intact for other general purposes thereafter.
"I give (insert amount or details) to my Executor upon trust to pay the income therefrom to (name of beneficiary) during his lifetime and upon death of the said (name of beneficiary) to pay the capital to Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc) for its authorised purposes."

 

Cancer Council supporter Iris Bennett

Thousands of West Australians are touched by cancer each year.

Iris Bennett

Iris Bennett remembers, "I was the executor for dear friends who died from cancer. For one, the time from diagnosis to her death was just 10 weeks." The Scots have a reputation for being smart with their money - and Iris is happy to reinforce the stereotype. With her only family back in Scotland, Iris made what she considers a wise choice in including a gift in her Will. "It's nice to think I'll be able to help, but I'm palnning to be around for a while yet!"

You can read more about the ways gifts in Wills have made a real difference at Your Stories page.

Contact us

For more information about including a gift in your Will to Cancer Council WA, contact our Donor Relations and Estates team on (08) 9212 4391 or email donorrelations@cancerwa.asn.au.

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