Leave a Gift in Your Will
Caring into the future
LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Since 1967, many big-hearted people have left gifts in their Will to SCIA. Their generosity has enabled SCIA to provide necessary rehabilitation and support for families and individuals following a spinal cord injury or with other neurological conditions.
Every 38 hours an Australian experiences a life-changing spinal injury. In an instant, their world will change forever.
Gifts in Wills, both large and small, play a major role in funding the vital services we deliver to increase independence, mobility and confidence for people who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn.
By leaving a gift in your Will to SCIA, you can make a life-changing difference to ensure people who are affected by a spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions will not be isolated and will receive the help and support they desperately need.
They’ll need help, they’ll need hope, they’ll need you.
To assist you before preparing your Will we have developed A simple basic guide to leaving a gift in your Will. Click Click here to download your complimentary copy.
If you are interested in receiving more information about Gifts in Wills or have already considered a gift to SCIA in your Will then kindly email us.
“My house is a little bit of heaven” – Alf
Alf’s home was specifically designed and built for him following a horrendous accident in 2015 when he suffered an acute spinal cord injury leaving him in a wheelchair and the need for a purpose built home. “I met people when I was in the Fiona Stanley Hospital who aren’t as lucky as me and don’t have the money to build a place like mine, their future is so uncertain. My home is my little bit of heaven.
I made the decision for my house to be given to SCIA once I am gone, so others who have experienced an accident or spinal cord injury can benefit from it,” says Alf.
Read Alf’s full story here.
A GUIDE TO HELP YOU LEAVE A GIFT
We have prepared this simple guide to give you practical information on how to leave a gift in your Will and considerations you should make before preparing your Will. Simply click here to download your free guide.
TYPES OF GIFTS
A residual gift maintains the relative value of your gift and automatically adjusts to changes in the value of your estate.
This is the type of gift we suggest our supporters to consider because it does not decrease in value over time.
SUGGESTED WORDING FOR YOUR WILL
We suggest you seek advice from a solicitor when making your Will
The correct wording for leaving a gift in your Will to SCIA is important to ensure your wishes are met.
Your solicitor can also provide you with more details about different types of gifts and what that may mean for your family. We suggest you seek advice from a solicitor when drafting your Will as the correct wording for leaving a gift to SCIA is very important.
“I give and bequeath free of all death, estate or succession duties whether State or Federal to the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, ABN 93 001 263 734
(a) All of my residuary estate OR
(b) (X) percentage of my residuary estate OR
(c) The sum of $________ OR
(d) List asset or assets.
My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of this organisation shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors”
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, 1 Jennifer Street, Little Bay NSW 2036