Leave a bequest for Hope Bereavement Care

In leaving a bequest for Hope Bereavement Care, you have the power to help ensure that we can continue to provide services that ensure no one will be alone in their grief.

The addition of a gift in your Will to a cause you are passionate about is an opportunity to touch many lives beyond your own lifetime. Your bequest – big or small – will be put towards the strengthening and extension of services offered by Hope. You can choose to allow Hope to direct your generosity to where it is needed or specify that your bequest is to go towards one of our programs: Hope’s Baby and Child ServiceAdult Service or Support After Suicide.

If you are considering, or have already included, Hope in your Will, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to personally acknowledge and thank you for your kindness. Please be assured your details will remain confidential.


How do I make a bequest?

It is easy to make a bequest in your Will to Hope. After providing for your family and friends, you may choose to leave a gift of a specified amount of money, specified items of property/shares or a percentage of your estate, depending on your personal preferences.

To ensure your wishes are realised, your gift will need to be formally stated in your Will. It is recommended that you seek independent, professional legal advice to help you in either writing our updating your Will. Below is some suggested wording you can use in your Will:

“I give, free of all duties and taxes (The whole (or …%) of the residue of my estate, The whole (or …%) of my estate, The sum of $(amount) or Details of a particular asset – such as shares or property) to Hope Bereavement Services Inc. (ABN 76 451 676 675) of Level 2, Kitchener House, 289 Ryrie Street, Geelong, VIC 3220 for its general purposes. An authorised receipt from Hope Bereavement will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”