Leaving a gift in your will is a great way for you to support vital medical research.
Leaving a specific amount, or a proportion of your estate, to medical research is both a very empowering and a very generous act. It really does mean that your legacy is to have an impact on other people’s lives.
At the Foundation we understand that writing a Will and leaving a specific Bequest are decisions that are not taken lightly. We very much appreciate your decision to support the work of the Foundation and you can be sure that your bequest – however large or small – will be used to support high-quality medical research at St George and Sutherland hospitals. Your bequest will help us in our quest to ‘bring research to life’.
Types of Gifts
There are many ways you can leave a gift in your will. A solicitor or other qualified professional can help you make the best choice for you.
Once you have decided on the type of gift you wish to leave, your solicitor or other qualified professional will need the following legal details:
Legal Name: The St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation
A.B.N: 85 127 315 931
Address: Suite 8, 13 Hogben Street Kogarah NSW 2217
PO Box: PO Box 35, Kogarah NSW 1485
Telephone: 02 9098 4040
Fax: 02 9587 7281
We are a registered charity in Australia (CFN /20488), and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.
For more information please contact Jacquie Stratford on 02 9098 4040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information to help you give a gift
Using the correct wording in your Will
It is important to ensure that any gift to the Foundation is used in the way that you wish. Your legal advisor can assist you with this and can advise you on different ways of structuring your Will and your gift.
As a general guide only the following wording for your Will is recommended:
‘I give and bequeath free of all duties the sum of $_______(add here the specific amount) or XX% of (add here the percentage of estate or share of assets to be gifted) my estate to the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation of PO BOX 35, Kogarah, NSW 1455 absolutely for (select one of):
the general use of the Foundation in medical research (our preferred choice)
specific medical research into (add a desired area – such as cancer or arthritis)
I direct that a receipt of the proper officer for the time being of the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s’.
The wording of your Will is critical in ensuring that your estate is distributed in the way that you wish. Please do seek professional advice and please do discuss your specific needs with your family and / or friends.