What is a gift in will?
A gift in your Will to Cancer Council Queensland is a thoughtful reflection of your values and makes a profound statement about your life.
It’s a wonderful thing to be remembered for.
Your gift will make a lasting contribution to research, education and support services for cancer patients and their families when they need it most and well into the future.
Free Will Service
Suggested Will wording and types of gifts you can leave
Anyone leaving a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland is eligible to use our Free Will Service. For more details, and to find your nearest participating law firm see here. When you include a gift to Cancer Council Queensland in your Will, please select the following wording that best reflects the kind of gift you wish to include:
‘I give, devise and bequeath…(insert either ‘all of my residuary Estate’ or the fraction or percentage of your residuary Estate that you would like to give) to Cancer Council Queensland (ABN 48 321 126 727) presently of 553 Gregory Terrace Fortitude Valley, Queensland to be applied for…(insert either ‘its general charitable purposes’ or the specific purpose that you would like the gift to be used for).
Specific or monetary gift
‘I give and bequeath…(insert particulars of the specific item being given or the sum of money being given) to Cancer Council Queensland (ABN 48 321 126 727) presently of 553 Gregory Terrace Fortitude Valley, Queensland to be applied for… (insert either ‘its general charitable purposes’ or the specific purpose that you would like the gift to be used for).
Irrespective of whether you make a specific monetary gift or a residuary gift, after you make the gift in the Will, you should also include the following declaration – ‘In relation to that gift, I declare that a general charitable intent applies. A receipt signed by a person authorised by Cancer Council Queensland shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors, and my Executors are not obliged to see or enquire into the application of the subject matter of the gift made by me.’
Contact our Gifts in Wills team
Whether you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will or you would like more information, we’d love to hear from you. Simply complete the form below or contact our Manager, Gifts in Wills, Sofi Douglas.
Phone: 07 3634 5164
Who leaves a gift in their Will?
Rebecca Bell has volunteered her time for many years with Cancer Council Queensland and wants to leave a legacy of kindness.
“I’m not a wealthy woman, but I want to leave what I can”
Garth and Kay Stephens decided they wanted to include gifts in their Wills to Cancer Council Queensland after Garth’s father died of cancer.
“Everyone is touched by cancer…Every family has a cancer story.”
Penny McLennan considers herself as one of the lucky ones, but she has lost dear friends to the disease.
“It just makes me feel wonderful to know that some of my money is going to such a good cause. It’s that simple.”
Tony Groom, who has generously included a gift in his Will to Cancer Council Queensland, after his wife was diagnosed with cancer.
“I just wanted to give back what I have been given.”
Our promise to you
When you choose to include a gift in your Will to Cancer Council Queensland:
- We understand that your family and the people you love will come first.
- Your privacy and wishes will always be respected.
- Your gift will be used carefully and cost-effectively.
- You and your gift will always be treated with sensitivity and respect.
- If you prefer to remain anonymous, your wishes will be respected. (But we’d love to know so that we can talk with you about any wishes you may have and acknowledge you for your generosity.)
- We will thank you and remember you for your enduring support.
How your gift will make a difference
Gifts in Wills help fund research, support services and advocacy and prevention.
“Your kindness and generosity makes our work possible…This research could not happen without you. Thank you. Together we will save lives.”
Professor Joanne Aitken BSc(Hons) MSc PhD
General Manager, Research
Cancer Council Queensland
Your gift will help provide vital support services to all Queenslanders living with cancer. This includes transport to treatment, wig and turban services, accommodation at our lodges and access to our support helpline.