Leave a legacy of protection and support for the community
Leaving a gift in your Will allows you to consider the causes and organisations that have had a special meaning to you during your lifetime. A gift in your Will to the Emergency Services Foundation supports all of our emergency personnel and helps protect those that protect us.
Your gift looks after the community by driving the collaboration of learnings and support to protect the mental health of our first responders and so they ask and get the support they need, to have the best chance for mental resilience, protection and recovery.
Leaving a gift in your Will requires careful consideration, firstly provide for your family and friend and then we would be honoured if you would consider leaving a gift in your Will to the Emergency Services Foundation.
Types of Gifts
A gift in your Will can take many forms
Residuary – the remainder of your estate after specific gifts have been disbursed.
Percentage – A percentage of either residue or the entire estate
Pecuniary – A specific gift of cash
A specific Asset – Real estate shares or other particular items of value.
The wording of your Will is important and we your solicitor will help you word your bequest in a way that ensures that your Executors are able to effectively carry out your wishes. To assist you and your solicitor we have provided an example of appropriate wording below.
“I give to Emergency Services Foundation (ABN 39 488 345 398) in the State of Victoria, a _____% share of my estate. The receipt of an authorised office of Emergency Services Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my executors”
“I give to Emergency Services Foundation (ABN 39 488 345 398) in the state of Victoria, the residue of my estate. The receipt of an authorised officer of Emergency Services Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my executors.”
This information and wording is provided as a general guide only. It is not provided as legal advice. You are advised to obtain your own legal advice prior to making a Will to ensure that your specific circumstances are taken into account.
Please let us know
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will, please let us know. We appreciate knowing of your kind intentions so we can thank you appropriately for your generosity.
If you would like to support the Emergency Service Foundation with a donation, please visit the donate link above. If you would like to support the ESF in another way, please do not hesitate it get in contact with us to discuss options.