Gifts in wills are a wonderful way to leave a legacy even after you are gone. By leaving a bequest to Retina Australia in your Will, you make a commitment that will help to change the future for those living with inherited retinal diseases, their children and their children’s children.
Make or update your Will
Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
Decide on your gift
Leaving a bequest in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support Retina Australia. There are a number of ways you can remember Retina Australia in your Will, depending on your wishes and circumstances. You can leave: a fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift (but you should know that the value of this will fall over time with inflation); a specific gift, such as property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery, which could be sold to support our work; or a share of your residuary estate, which is what remains of your estate once your loved ones and expenses have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate. Just 1, 2 or 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.
Notify loved ones and Retina Australia
We believe it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to Retina Australia is important to you and advise your executors of your wishes. We ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift. Your notification helps us by: giving us confidence that we will be able to support research in the future; allowing us to personalise communications with you and focus on programs that interest you; and enabling us to invite you to events for face-to-face updates on our programs.
To notify us, please call our office on 1800 999 870, or ask your solicitor to drop us a line.