A bequest is a part of your will that directs the executor of your estate to make a gift to a person or an organisation.
Your will is an important document and needs a solicitor or trustee to ensure your wishes are recorded in a legally binding form. For the sake of your family and friends, make sure you have an up-to-date will.
Drawing up a will is a very personal thing. Caring for your family and others close to you is most important. You may wish to also consider one of the ways of leaving a bequest.
Bequests can make a positive difference in many possible ways, all very important to the Parkinson’s community:
- underwriting support services provided by Parkinson’s Qld
- providing training for doctors, nurses and specialists in Parkinson’s disease
- supporting vital research into possible cures, treatment methods.
Why make a bequest to Parkinson’s Qld Inc?
For more than 20 years Parkinson’s Queensland Inc (PQI) has been easing the burden of people living with Parkinsons disease. The Services that PQI provides for people with Parkinson’s disease, their careers, families and friends includes:-
- awareness events and seminars
- InfoLine (1800 number)
- support groups and
- education for health care professionals
Your bequest will allow PQI to continue our vital work and expand our services to improve the quality of life of people living with PD.
Below is suggested wording for including a bequest to Parkinson’s Queensland in your will.
“I bequeath to Parkinson’s Queensland Incorporated, ABN 69 838 771 233, of 2/25 Watland Street, Springwood, Qld, 4217, for its general purposes (the whole) or (a specific amount or gift) or (a percentage) or (the residue) of my estate free of all duties for which a receipt from the Honorary Secretary or General Manager or other authorised person shall be a full discharge to my executor.”
If you would like to discuss options for a bequest, please contact 1800 644 189 and ask for Helen Crew, our Chief Executive Officer, or email Helen on [email protected]