Leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will, you’re ensuring a legacy that lives on – bringing hope to those who desperately need to believe in a brighter future.

Planning an estate is a deeply personal process and – for many – a time to reflect on what matters most.

  1. Speak with family members

Let your loved ones know your wishes so they understand your intentions to leave a gift in your Will to Uniting Vic.Tas. While it’s a personal decision to leave a gift to charity, it is important that your loved ones understand your reasons to support people most in need.

  1. Seek legal advice

You may wish to consult a qualified legal advisor to assist you match your intentions with a gift in your Will and ensure your Will is valid. Let your solicitor know about our suggested wording for your Will, which is shown below.

  1. Get in touch

If you are considering including Uniting Vic. Tas in your Will, it would be a privilege to hear your story, learn about the intentions behind your gift and to thank you personally for your generosity. Contact our Gifts in Wills Lead, Melissa Carrozza, on 1800 668 426 or melissa.carrozza@vt.uniting.org for a confidential discussion.

Suggested wording for your Will

The next time you’re updating or changing your Will, you can ask your solicitor or trustee company to insert a few simple words. Our suggested wording for including a gift to Uniting Vic.Tas is outlined below.

Will wording for a Gift in your Will to Uniting

 “I _____________________________________________________ of (Address)_____________________________________________________ _____________________________________Postcode___________ give and bequeath to Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited, ABN 81 098 317 125 (or its legal successor), for its General Purposes (or state purpose);
_________ (percentage of my estate)
or________ (the residue of my estate)
or________ (the sum of $)
or________ (specific item/s)
and declare that the receipt by the Company’s CEO, CFO, Company Secretary, Director or Bequest Manager (or equivalent role) shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee/s.”

Contact us

If you would like further information about leaving a gift in your Will, please call Melissa Carrozza, Gifts in Wills Lead, Uniting Vic.Tas on 1800 668 426 or send an email to melissa.carrozza@vt.uniting.org.

The legacy of a life well lived

Having moved from Scotland to Australia when she was 10, Margaret “Hazel” Bowie understood the sense of social isolation that comes with starting again in a new land.

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

Prahran resident, John Potter, has decided to leave a gift in his Will to Uniting after seeing the positive impact our work made in his friend Robert’s life.

Our services provide more than just food

Maidie Graham manages the Uniting Crisis and Homelessness Services in Ringwood and Footscray. She says a parcel of food can go a long way in helping individuals and families in crisis.