Bequests & Wills

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Leaving a gift in your Will is your legacy....it's an important  decision that takes consideration and planning. Finding trusted advice can be confusing.  Here you can find some information that may help you navigate this process.

For Diabetes Research WA, leaving a gift in your Will means we can continue to fund ground-breaking research into all types of diabetes, improve management and treatment options for diabetes and prevent complications associated with diabetes. Our vision is a world without diabetes and along ensure those living with diabetes can be free of complications, living long and healthy lives.

Over many years we have been incredibly fortunate to have received generous gifts to our research program and are grateful to those who believe in the value of research and the potential change this can bring.

Additionally, we ensure gifts are effectively directed towards world-class diabetes research projects in Western Australia (WA) following an annual peer review process. In recent years due to an increase in gifts we have been able to expand the research focus to include two streams of research being; basic/fundamental science and clinical/ translational research. This ensures we can deliver sustainable research outcomes in WA leading to reducing the impact of diabetes in our community.

If you would like to include a gift to Diabetes Research WA in your Will or have any queries, please contact Sherl Westlund for a confidential conversation by phone 0411483742 or email if you prefer.


Sally Bruce from Jackson MacDonald has kindly helped us with these videos to help you with your legacy:

   Reviewing your Will when your situation changes

   Including a charity in your Will

   Having a Will gives you choices

 


Meet our Gifts Ambassador John Lewis, who kindly offerred to help us with our gifts.

     

    John shared his thoughts with us on why it's important to him that diabetes research continues. 

    We are incredibly grateful for John's generosity and kindness.

 


Thank you to the following people who have left generous gifts to DRWA and who believe in the value of our research.

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Here you will find some additional information you might like to consider including specific wording for your Will.

As you know 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 Diabetes Research WA ABN 43 743 957 408. This ensures your gift will end up with the correct organisation.

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 5 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 shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor.

Specific 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 5 Ainslie House, 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.

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 5 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 shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor.


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Other ways you can honour your loved one:

Gift in lieu of flowers at a funeral

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.

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 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. Please contact Sherl Westlund on 0411483742 to discuss any arrangements or requirements you might have.

Information for funeral directors

Memorial gift kits are available and can be ordered by phone 8 9224 1006 or by email.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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