Bequests

Leave a gift in your will... your legacy helps create a better world

Leaving a legacy to the Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Incorporated ABN 43 743 957 408 (trading as 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.

Your legacy has the potential to change the future.

Here are some important things to consider when making a Will:

  • Over 50% of our funding comes from bequests.
  • 80% of our funds go to research

Leaving a gift to Diabetes Research WA in your Will ensures we can continue to conduct vital research into all aspects of diabetes.

We take the responsibility of ensuring bequeathed funds are quickly and effectively directed towards diabetes research. Through some significant bequests, we have been able to expand our research focus in recent years.

If you would like to include Diabetes Research WA in your Will, we advise that you seek independent legal advice. We are happy to assist you and answer any of your questions. Please contact Sherl Westlund by phone 08 9224 1006 or by email.

Things to consider when making a Will:

Will preparation

The making of 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.

Here are some examples of wording you can use in the preparation of a Will incorporating specific and residuary gifts:

Money gift:

I give ................dollars ($..........) to the Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Incorporated ABN 43 743 957 408 (trading as Diabetes Research WA) of Level 3 Ainslie House, 48 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 is a sufficient discharge to my Executor(s) in respect of the gift to Diabetes Research WA.

Special gift:

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 3 Ainslie House, 48 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 is a sufficient discharge to my Executor(s) in respect of the gift to Diabetes Research WA.

Residuary gift:

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 3 Ainslie House, 48 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 is a sufficient discharge to my Executor(s) in respect of the gift to Diabetes Research WA.

Please contact Sherl Westlund on phone  61 8 9224 1006 or via email if you would like an information pack or to know more.

Make a gift in memory

When you lose a loved one to diabetes it can be a traumatic and stressful time. You can honour your loved one by making a donation to our research and give the gift of hope to family and friends.

How does a memorial gift help ?

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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 have significant breakthroughs in the not too distant future.

Here are some ways you can honour your loved one and some information on how to go about this:

Gift in lieu of flowers

You can ask family and friends to give a small donation to Diabetes Research WA in lieu of flowers. You may use the following wording with the funeral notice:

"Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Diabetes Research WA, GPO Box X2213, Perth WA 6847 or via our donations page."

Memorial gift

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 also send this to the funeral director if you wish as they are familiar with this and will happily help you on the day. Once the funeral is over you can send the donations to us or deposit them 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.

Envelopes for a funeral

We are happy to send envelopes to you or the funeral director for the funeral. Please contact us on +61 8 9224 1006

Information for funeral directors

Memorial gift kits are available and can be ordered by phone +61 8 92241006 or email.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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