A Gift in your Will
A LASTING GIFT
Your commitment to a future where every child with haemophilia can grow up to lead a healthy, active and independent life.
With no cure for haemophilia, the bleeding disorders community will always require support and services. And as bleeding disorders are hereditary, we also need to be there to support future generations.
So by making the incredible decision to include HFA in your will, we will make a commitment to you and your legacy.
We will continue tirelessly fighting until every person with a bleeding disorder has access to safe ongoing treatment products and high quality comprehensive care through:
- Representation & Advocacy: Work with government, hospitals and the community to ensure people with bleeding disorders are represented.
- Education: Sharing expertise and knowledge with the bleeding disorders community, their families and health professionals.
- Promotion of research: Encouraging and funding research about bleeding disorders. We will continue this work until we find a cure.
ADDING HFA TO YOUR WILL IS AS EASY AS IT IS IMPORTANT
STEP ONE: Choose the type of bequest you would like to leave
After you have looked after your loved ones and any debts, you may choose to leave whatever remains to Haemophilia Foundation Australia. This is called a residuary bequest because it represents the residue (remainder) of your estate. This is the most effective type of bequest. It maintains the relative value of your gift in comparison to the value received by the other beneficiaries under your will.
Percentage of your estate
Again, this type of bequest has the advantage of not being affected by inflation, maintaining its value over time, and therefore the impact of your gift. The percentage could be any amount you choose up to 100%.
This is a gift of a specific monetary amount e.g. $1,000 or a particular asset or item such as real estate, shares or jewellery.
STEP TWO: Talk to your solicitor or add a codicil to your existing will
If you do not have a will, it is best to seek legal advice to draft one that reflects your wishes and circumstances. If you already have a will, a codicil (instruction) can be added. This is an easy way of including a bequest without having to re-write your will. Your solicitor will be able to help draw up the document which needs to be signed and witnessed.
STEP THREE: Peace of mind
Once you have included HFA in your will, you can be assured that your legacy to continue supporting the bleeding disorders community will be honoured.
RECOMMENDED WORDING FOR YOUR WILL
"I give and bequeath to Haemophilia Foundation Australia Incorporated, … percent of my estate (or the sum of …) to be used for the purposes of the Foundation as designated by HFA Council and for which the signed receipt of the Executive Director of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge.”
Would you like more information about leaving a bequest to HFA?
If you would like to discuss any aspect of making a gift to Haemophilia Foundation Australia through your will, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential discussion. We can provide information and assistance – whatever we can do to ensure that making your bequest is a simple and rewarding experience.
Please call Sharon Caris on 03 9885 7800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE - please let us know
If you have already remembered HFA in your will or you are considering doing so, you are under no obligation to tell us. However if you do let us know your intentions, it may help us to understand your wishes, help us with future planning, answer any questions you may have and to acknowledge your support during your lifetime (if you wish).
Please be assured that any information you provide will be treated with respect and in the strictest confidence.
Please contact Sharon Caris, Executive Director
T: 03 9885 7800
Or write to:
7 Dene Avenue, Malvern East VIC 3145
Date last reviewed: 26 Sep 16