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What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift to a person, family or charity which you make through a Will. Also known as planned giving, it is an opportunity to celebrate the memory of someone important to you by leaving a lasting gift to a worthy cause.

In fact, the first ever donation to The Infants’ Home was £25 from Lady Murray as a memorial to her late husband.

Your bequest can be in the form of money, property, shares, jewellery, works of art, or other valuables. And you don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest – whatever you choose to give will make a difference.

Why support The Infants’ Home?

Your bequest will directly support our work helping children and families with special needs. Together, we can help people overcome physical, social or financial hardship to build a more positive future.

We have specialist programs at The Infants’ Home that meet the needs of children and families by working with the family as a whole. We provide education, counselling and advice to help people in their role of parenting.

A bequest allows you to leave an enduring gift and ensures your legacy of care and concern lives on through our work for others.

The Infants’ Home relies on the generosity of people who make donations and bequests. We could not continue to work with young children and families without this support.

How to make a bequest

If you are considering a bequest to The Infants’ Home and would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact:

Communications and Development Manager
Anne-Marie Byrne
Mobile: 0402 916-617
abyrne@theinfantshome.org.au

When you have decided on the nature of your bequest, you should contact your legal adviser.

Below is an example of the type of wording you could use to make a bequest to The Infants’ Home:

“I give and bequeath to The Infants’ Home, Ashfield ABN 71 174 918 661 [list the details of the bequest, such as an amount of money, specific items, percentage of estate or residue of estate], free of all death and estate duties. The receipt of the Treasurer or other officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

Remember, gifts to The Infants’ Home are tax deductible.

By making a bequest to The Infants’ Home, you are not only supporting young children and their families, but also reducing the amount of tax your estate will have to pay.

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