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Leave a bequest to cancer research

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Will Wording:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACN 002 774 727) of Suite 302, 77 King St, Sydney for the purposes of funding world-class cancer research, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

If you wish to give a bequest to charity, please ensure you use our advised Will Wording. While the exact Will Wording will depend on the type of bequest you wish to make, our advised format will ensure there is no confusion regarding the recipient of your bequest and the way in which funds will be used (for world-class cancer research).

Writing the ACRF into your Will, will help us write an end to cancer.

A world without cancer could be the legacy you leave behind to your loved ones. When you leave a bequest or donation to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation in your Will, you provide some of the greatest minds in the world with the vital tools they need to uncover new ways to treat and prevent over 200 strains of cancer.

Often people who choose to include a cancer charity in their Will have lost a loved one to cancer or suffered from cancer themselves. They have helped make some of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer research possible. These people have become heroes to the cancer patients still alive thanks to new and improved treatments and better detection methods that simply would not exist if it weren’t for them.

We are always grateful and humbled by those who wish to leave a legacy to cancer research through our organisation, no matter the size or amount they are able to give. We rely on the power of individuals giving together to help us write an end to cancer, once and for all. We hope to be able to count you among our wonderful bequestors, because the next treatment or cure for cancer could start with you.

If you would like to learn more please complete the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours (or next business day for weekends) or if you would like to contact us directly, please phone Lee Christian on 1300 884 988.

In 2017 ACRF will be hosting two Wills days. For a contribution of just $75 to ACRF the expert lawyers from Makinson & d’Apice in the CBD and Caldwell Martin Cox in Camden will provide a one-on-one consultation to help prepare or update a simple Will. Please click below more for details of the upcoming dates and to book your spot now.
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Holly Smith

“Having cancer myself was one of the most powerful lessons of my life. It has taught me so much about grabbing the moment, and giving back to the people who helped me though; I am truly grateful for the experience.”

It has been more than 20 years since Holly Smith was diagnosed, but her experience has led her to ensure she includes a gift to cancer research and ACRF in her Will. Holly has a truly amazing outlook on life, and is committed to fighting cancer for future generations by leaving a legacy.

Types of charity bequests:

Leaving a legacy to charity may be as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will, but please seek the advice of your solicitor before doing so. Full capital gains tax relief may be available to your estate for bequests made to certain charities, including the ACRF.

A bequest to the ACRF may be:

  • A specific sum of money or nominated asset such as a house or other land, shares and other investments, life insurance, works of art or other valuables.
  • A bequest of your entire estate, or a specified share, or percentage of your entire estate (after all debts and expenses have been paid).
  • A residual bequest, or a specified share or percentage of your residuary estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, and other gifts distributed.
  • Your property, (such as a house) can pass to ACRF after having been used or occupied by a primary beneficiary during their lifetime. ACRF would receive this only after a specified period or after the nominated person has passed.
  • You can also make a gift to ACRF during your lifetime. This enables us to channel the funds into worthy research projects immediately, and celebrate with you, in acknowledging the wonderful contribution you have made to cancer research.

We know that some people may have a preference to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing any preferences you may have with us.