Leave a Bequest

In leaving a bequest for Hope Bereavement, 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 that you are passionate about is an opportunity to touch many lives beyond your lifetime. Your bequest, big or small, will be put towards the strengthening and extension of services offered by the Centre. You can choose to direct your bequest to one of our programs or allow Hope to direct your generosity to where it is needed most.

If you are considering, or have already included Hope Bereavement Care in your Will, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for your kindness personally. 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 Bereavement. 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 that 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 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.”