Bequests

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to PresCare.

Giving a gift to PresCare in your Will is a wonderful act of kindness and commitment which will ensure that your generosity and legacy lives on in the lives of others.

Once you have provided for your family and loved ones, your Will gives you the opportunity to decide how you would like to be remembered. It is a lasting expression of your values and can allow you to leave a gift that you may not be able to during your lifetime.

As demand for our services increase, we rely on your help to meet this need and bequests are crucial to our income. Gifts from generous people like you enables us to go above and beyond what we could normally do with our budget, delivering a higher level of support for people who need specialised aged care, dementia care, respite care and palliative care.

Your gift will help us to develop and maintain innovative programs that focus on some of the issues facing our elderly including social isolation, loneliness and health and well-being. Through the generosity of people like you, we’re able to provide opportunities for older Queenslanders to stay connected with their family, friends and community.

We know that making your Will is a big decision so when you’re ready here are some answers to some questions you might have.

How do I leave a gift to PresCare in my Will?
Before you make a decision, we suggest seeking independent advice from your solicitor. They will ensure that your Will meets all legal requirements, ensuring that your wishes will be carried out as you want them to be.

Can I change my exiting Will to include a gift to PresCare?
Yes, it’s a very simple process to amend your Will. An amendment to an existing Will is called a codicil and it is a simple process to add a codicil to your existing Will. We recommend that you consult your solicitor to assist you to add a codicil to your Will.

How much does it cost to include a gift in my Will?
Writing or updating your Will is not expensive, however, the costs to do so depend on how complicated your personal affairs are. For peace of mind we suggest requesting a quote from your solicitor to create your new or updated Will.

How will my gift be used by PresCare?
Most people choose to leave us a gift for general purposes. This means that we get to direct your generous gift towards the area of our greatest need and where it will have the greatest impact. If you would like your gift to go towards something specific, please contact the Melissa Bragg, our Fundraising Manager on 07 3223 4474 who will be able to assist you.

I’m not rich so I don’t think I have enough money to leave a gift in my Will.
You needn’t worry that your gift won’t help or won’t make a difference. It will. All amounts are gratefully accepted and will be used to deliver the highest level of support for the people we care for.

What type of gift can I leave?
There are several types of gifts in Will that you can make.

You can leave a specific bequest which is a gift of a specific item and can be in the form of money, property, shares or insurance.

You can leave a residual bequest which is where you can nominate to leave part or all of what is left of your estate after provisions have been made for family and loved ones.

You can leave a pecuniary bequest where you can nominate to leave a specified percentage of your total estate.

The specific wording for your Will is as follows:

I give and bequeath free of all duties (insert here the amount/percentage or share/residue or assets to be gifted) to PresCare ABN 85 338 603 114 absolutely for general charitable purposes. A receipt from the CEO of PresCare or delegated person for the time being will be sufficient discharge of my trustees.

PresCare is forever grateful to the very special group of people who are kind enough to leave a gift in their Will to us. In return we promise that we will handle your gift with care, sensitivity and respect and use your gift carefully and wisely so it can have the greatest impact.

If you have already left a gift in your Will to PresCare please do let us know so that we can thank you appropriately.

If you would like further information about leaving a gift in your Will to PresCare please contact Melissa Bragg, Fundraising Manager on 07 3223 4474 or at fundraising@prescare.org.au.

Thank you for supporting PresCare – we couldn’t do it without you.