Gifts In Will
How your gift helps Karuna support more families.
A gift in your Will plays a vital role in ensuring Karuna continues to improve the lives of future generations with specialist, home-based palliative care. Gifts in Wills come in all shapes and sizes but regardless of the amount, each gift will allow Karuna to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support. Your gift will play a vital role in ensuring Karuna continues to improve the lives of future generations with specialist, home-based palliative care and will be directed to our core service areas which may include:
- Specialist nursing care: Palliative care and compassionate support for people living with terminal illness and their carers.
- Grief and bereavement support: Essential pre and post death counselling for clients and their families.
- Spiritual care: Spiritual support and guidance for people of any denomination faced with the end of life and loss.
- Education and training: Karuna provides specialist education programs for our palliative care support volunteers.
Karuna has support thousands of patients over the past 30 years and with your help we will continue to provide for thousands more into the future. Leaving a gift in your Will is an important decision and one we do not take for granted. We could never thank you enough for your special gift and for choosing to support Karuna with a gift in your Will.
Three easy steps to preparing your Will
A gift in your Will to Karuna ensures that your generosity and kindness lives on in the care that we will be able to give others at the time when they need us the most.
STEP 1: Consider how you would like your assets to be distributed. Speak with your family and loved ones about your wishes to ensure that you make adequate provision for them in your Will. If you would like to consider a gift to Karuna in your Will there are a number of ways you can do this.
A residuary bequest is a gift in your Will to Karuna consisting of a percentage or the remainder of your estate after your family and friends have been provided for and all taxes and other expenses have been paid.
A gift to Karuna which is a fixed sum of money or defined asset/s such as real estate or shares, designated in your Will.
STEP 2: Contact your solicitor. We encourage you to seek independent advice from your solicitor or other specialist Will writer. They will ensure that all legal requirements are met, giving you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out. You might want to take this booklet along as it has all the information your solicitor will need.
STEP 3: Notify Karuna about your gift to us. We would love the opportunity to thank you for your kind gesture and to stay in regular contact with you if you wish.
Wording your Will
Should you choose to leave a gift to Karuna, we suggest the following wording as a guide.
“I give, devise and bequeath free of all duties and charges . . . (description of gift) to The Karuna Hospice Service Ltd (ABN 28 0555 211473) PO Box 2020 Windsor 4030 in the State of Queensland, for the general charitable purpose thereof and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or Honorary Treasurer
of the said service shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees”
Where it says “description of gift” you could put, for example:
- A portion of your estate, which would be a percentage of your estate; or
- The whole of the residue (would normally only apply if you have no children or other dependents), as a residuary gift; or
- A specified sum of money or specific items (such as investments, real estate, artwork, jewellery or equipment)
- (An optional statement) The reason I am making this bequest to Karuna Hospice Services is because.. (please identify your connection with Karuna).
A gift in your Will to Karuna ensures that your generosity and kindness lives on in the care that we will be able to give others at the time when they need us the most. Leaving a gift in your Will is a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with a terminal illness. Thank you for giving careful thought to what is a very important decision for you and your family.
We hope you will join us in the journey, today, tomorrow, and beyond. Complete the below form to receive a copy of our guide to making a gift in your Will. For a confidential chat about your Gift in Will, please contact our team on (07) 3632 8311 or email email@example.com.
We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, Australia’s most trusted end-of-life services site, to offer our supporters a free online will. Write your will for free with Gathered Here. In just 10 minutes you can make important preparations for your family and pledge a meaningful gift to a cause you care about.
One of the most impactful ways you can support Karuna Hospice Services is by pledging a gift in your will. It won’t cost anything during your lifetime but it will help ensure Karuna is able to continue providing specialised palliative care in the community.
You can get started today by visiting the Gathered Here website or contacting our team by calling (07) 07 3632 8311.