Leave a Gift in your Will
Caring into the future
LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Since 1967, many generous people have chosen to leave gifts in their Wills to SCIA. This generosity has enabled us to support both families and individuals throughout their life journey as a result of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other types of neurological and physical disabilities.
Gifts in Wills, both large and small, play a major role in the ongoing funding of the vital services we provide 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 are showing your commitment to ensure people who are affected by a SCI and other neurological and physical disabilities will not be isolated and receive the help and support that is so desperately needed.
“My home is my 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.
Types of Gifts you can include in your Will
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.
EXPLAIN YOUR WISHES TO YOUR FAMILY AND EXECUTOR
Every gift, no matter how big or small, makes a difference. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference, people from all walks of life leave gifts in their Will to SCIA. Once family and friends are provided for, please consider leaving a gift in your Will to SCIA.
Suggesting 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