Leaving a gift in your Will is your legacy....it ensures you can create a better world for you, your family and those to come.
Leaving a legacy to Diabetes Research WA means important research can continue, improving the quality of life for those living with or at risk of diabetes and moving us closer to finding a cure for diabetes in all its forms.
We are grateful for those who have supported us and whom have included a gift in their Will. You may not know that over 50% of our funding has come from bequests and 80% of our funds are directed to research projects in Western Australia.
We want you to know we take the responsibility of ensuring gifts are quickly and effectively directed towards our diabetes research. Through some significant bequests, we have been able to expand our research focus in recent years with additional annual grants allocated following consideration through a peer review process.
If you would like to include Diabetes Research WA in your Will or find out more, please contact Sherl Westlund for a confidential conversation by phone 0411483742 or by email.
Sally Bruce has kindly helped us with this these videos to help you think about your legacy:
Meet our Ambassador John Lewis
We are incredibly grateful for John's generosity and kindness.
Thank you to these wonderful people who believe in our cause.
Suggested Will preparation and wording
A Will is an important document which sets out how you want your property to be distributed after you die. This is carried out by the person (Executor/Trustee) of your choice. A Will need not be expensive or complex. You may wish to leave sentimental items to particular members of your family or friends and you can make contributions to certain causes that are dear to you and your family.
We encourage you to obtain independent legal advice when making a Will to ensure it is valid and so that you have all the information you need to make the best choices for you and your loved ones.
We have listed some examples of wording below which you can use to include a gift to Diabetes Research WA in your Will. The most important aspect to remember is to include the DRWA ABN 43 743 957 408 which helps to reduce confusion.
I give ................dollars ($..........) to The Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Incorporated ABN 43 743 957 408 (trading as Diabetes Research WA) of Level 2 MRF Building, Rear 50 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000 for its general purposes and I declare the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary, for the time being, of Diabetes Research WA shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor.
I give my....................(insert description of property) to The Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Incorporated ABN 43 743 957 408 (trading as Diabetes Research WA) of Level 2 MRF Building, Rear 50 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000 for its general purposes and I declare the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary, for the time being, of Diabetes Research WA shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor.
I give................percent (.........%) of the residue of my estate to The Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Incorporated ABN 43 743 957 408 (trading as Diabetes Research WA) of Level 2 MRF Building, Rear 50 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000 for its general purposes and I declare the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary, for the time being, of Diabetes Research WA shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor.
You can also make a gift in memory of a loved one
Honouring a loved one by making a donation to our research gives the gift of hope to family and friends.
How does a memorial gift help?
A memorial gift ensures research continues into all aspects of diabetes in Western Australia. Research is the only way we can find solutions to diabetes and the complications that can develop. We have world-class researchers working tirelessly to find the answers and we believe we will see significant breakthroughs in the not too distant future.
Other ways to honour your loved ones:
Gift in lieu of flowers
You can ask family and friends to give a donation to Diabetes Research WA in lieu of flowers at a funeral. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Diabetes Research WA, GPO Box X2213, Perth WA 6847 or via our donations page.
Family and friends can make a donation in memory of a loved one on the day of the funeral. We have envelopes for this purpose and can send you a memorial kit. We can send this to the funeral director if you wish as they are familiar with this and will help you on the day. Once the funeral is over you can send the donations to us or deposit directly into our bank account. We are happy to send receipts to those that have donated. Please send the envelopes to us with this information so we can take care of this for you.
We are always here to help, you can contact Sherl on 0411483742 to discuss any arrangements or requirements.
Information for funeral directors
Memorial gift kits are available and can be ordered by phone +61 411 483 742 or by email.