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Bequests

A gift in your will (bequest) is another way of supporting Diabetes WA. We receive large and small bequests and each is welcome and greatly appreciated.

If you are writing your first will, or updating your current one, please remember Diabetes WA and the difference you can make to the lives of countless Western Australians.

Thank you for considering leaving us a bequest. If you would like to know more, please call 1300 001 880, email us or download our brochure.

We recommend that everyone obtains expert legal advice when making or amending a Will.

man and woman writing a will

Before you write or update an existing will, we recommend that you seek advice from your solicitor or lawyer. In addition, we ask that you reflect on our Bequest Charter before considering leaving a gift to Diabetes WA.

Some suggested wording for your will:

Residuary bequest
I give, devise and bequeath to Diabetes WA free from all duties, the following ______ percentage OR the remainder of my estate for its general purposes and direct that the receipt of the Executive Director for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Pecuniary bequest
I give, devise and bequeath to Diabetes WA free from all duties, the following $______ amount for its general purposes and direct that the receipt of the Executive Director for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Specific bequest
I give, devise and bequeath to Diabetes WA free from all duties, the following _________ item/s for its general purposes and direct that the receipt of the Executive Director for the time being will be a sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Residuary bequest
This is a gift of whatever is left of your estate (or a percentage thereof) after all your other gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled.

Pecuniary bequest
This refers to leaving a gift of a set dollar amount determined by you at the time of drawing up or altering your will.

Specific bequest
This is leaving a gift of an item of specific value such as property or art, to be passed to Diabetes WA to generate funds.

If you do choose to leave a gift in your will to us, it is important to clearly identify Diabetes WA as a beneficiary

Our bequest charter is our commitment to you:

  1. We will at all times respect your privacy.
  2. We understand that you must take care of your family and loved ones before considering leaving a bequest to any charity.
  3. Because we are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes on the community we will always encourage people to leave a bequest to Diabetes WA. We recognise and respect that it is your decision that you need to make in your own time.
  4. We would be delighted for you to inform us that you have left a bequest but it is not compulsory for you to do so.
  5. If you do decide to inform us, you’ll have the opportunity to choose how we talk to you in the future about our work.
  6. Where possible we will give you, and your family, options and information about how and where your gift will be used.
  7. We recognise that anytime in the future you have the right to change your mind and we will respect such a decision.
  8. We will endeavour to use your gift in a cost efficient way which will have the greatest impact.
  9. All gifts will be treated with integrity, sensitivity and respect.

“’Why Us?’ Certainly this was the question we asked ourselves Anzac Day, April 1965. Why should our 3 ½ year old boy be diagnosed a diabetic?” Ken Walker

Ken Walker and his wife were instrumental in establishing what is now known as Diabetes WA.

Named in honour of Ken Walker, the Walker Society was established in 2007 to acknowledge the generosity of people who have made a bequest to Diabetes WA.

When you make a bequest to Diabetes WA you will be invited to become a member of the Walker Society. This is an honorary membership that acknowledges the forethought, kindness and commitment of a very special group of people.

 

Thank you for considering leaving a bequest to Diabetes WA in your Will.

By leaving us a gift you will contribute to changing the lives of the many Western Australians living with, affected by and impacted by diabetes.

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