Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your Will is a unique opportunity to support people and causes close to your heart and leave a lasting legacy that can build someone’s future.

A major decision that requires careful planning,  a gift or bequest left for Sight For All will be used effectively, complying with your wishes.

Once you have made provision for loved ones, please consider including a gift to Sight For All in your Will to help improve the lives of the 253 million people worldwide who are blind or vision impaired.

Leaving a gift in your Will

How do I go about leaving a bequest in my Will for Sight For All?

Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. It does not need to be difficult or expensive. There are different ways you can leave a gift which are explained below, where you will also find some suggested wording.

We recognise that your first priority when making a Will is to provide for your loved ones. After they have done this, many people choose to leave a gift in their Will to charity.

You should consult with your solicitor, trustee company or the Public Trustee for advice that is right for you and your personal circumstances.

What kind of gift can I leave Sight For All in my will?

People leave gifts of all sizes and types, with every dollar having the power to help save sight. A gift to Sight For All in your Will can take the form of:

  • Residuary Bequest: A gift of the balance of your estate, or a percentage of it, after you’ve made gifts to family and friends.
  • Pecuniary Bequest: A specific amount of money that you decide.
  • Specific Bequest: A specified item such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery and other items of value.

What wording do I include in my Will?

We suggest you seek professional legal advice when writing or updating your Will. However, here is some suggested wording as a guide:

“I bequeath to Sight For All Foundation Fund, ABN 69 964 596 401, for its general purposes, (the residue of my estate) or the sum of (a specified sum), or my (specified items), free of all duties and taxes including, if any CGT, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

What will be the long-term effect of leaving a gift in my Will to Sight For All?

Although Sight For All has achieved a great deal since it started in 2007, it still has a long way to go in the fight against blindness.

By leaving a gift to Sight For All you will ensure that we can continue to achieve our goals well into the future. You can be assured that your gift will make a difference to those who need it the most, helping build a world without avoidable blindness, reducing poverty and saving lives through the prevention of blinding diseases.

What happens after I decide to leave a gift to Sight For All?

If you decide to leave a bequest, we will ensure you receive regular updates on the important work of Sight For All. We will always be here if you wish to discuss your gift or if you decide to change your mind.

Sight For All is made up of a board and a small team of staff, ensuring that as a supporter, you are not just another name or number.  You are with us every step of the way on our journey toward a world where everyone can see.

Do I have to inform Sight For All of my gift?

It is your decision. If you decide to leave Sight For All a gift in your Will, we’d love you to let us know so we can show our appreciation and keep you updated on what we are doing to help empower our partner communities through our eye health care projects. All conversations are private and confidential.

If you would prefer to discuss privately leaving a bequest for Sight For All, please phone Executive Officer, Judy Hatswell, on 0428 049 888 or email at jhatswell@sightforall.org

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