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Leave a gift for animals in your will

See why some of our supporters are leaving AWLQ a gift of hope for the future.

Leaving a gift is an important decision but it doesn't have to be complicated. AWLQ has relevant information, support and advice available to make the process as easy as possible.

How to leave a gift in your will

Need assistance leaving a Gift in your Will?

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

If you would like some assistance please contact AWLQ’s Bequests Manager in confidence at:

Jacquie Kennedy
07 5509 9099
bequests@awlqld.com.au

Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc
PO Box 3253
Helensvale Town Centre Qld 4212

We appreciate family and loved ones should always come first, and believe that it is an important step to talk to your family about your Will. AWLQ is grateful when people decide to include a gift in their Will to AWLQ, as this is a vital source of income for us to continue our lifesaving work.

  • Make or update your Will
    Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared. AWLQ always recommends using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid. Your solicitor can advise you on the different ways of leaving a gift. Below is a checklist that can be downloaded to assist you to prepare documents to take to a solicitor - Your Will Preparation Checklist 
  • Decide on your gift
    After family and loved ones are looked after, a bequest gift may be the most significant donation many of us will be able to make.

Different Types of Gifts:
A fixed sum of money gift
: also known as a pecuniary bequest, this gift is in the form of a specified cash amount.

Residual gift: By leaving a residual gift to the Animal Welfare League of  Queensland you are instructing your Executor that, once your debts are paid and  specific gifts are distributed to loved ones named in your Will, the remainder (or a percentage of the remainder) of your Estate will be paid to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland. A residual bequest is a simple way to leave a gift that needn't interfere with any other specific bequests left to loved ones.

Whole or part of your estate: you can leave your entire estate or any part of your Estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland.

A fixed specific gift: a gift in the form of other property such as shares, investments, vehicles, boats or items of jewellery.

  • Preferred Wording
    Following are examples of suggested wording recommended for leaving a gift in your Will to AWLQ. We always suggest you consult your solicitor for specific wording for your Will.

To donate a specific sum:    “I give to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] the sum of $...................to be applied for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer for the time being shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

To donate your estate:     “I give the whole/percentage of my estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] to be applied to its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer for the time being shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

To donate the residue of your estate:    “I give the whole/percentage of the residue of my estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] to be applied for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer for the time being shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

The Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. ABN 75 521 498 584 is:
- Registered as a charity in Queensland - No. 422
- An incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981
- Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
- Endorsed for GST concessions

  • Supplying a copy of your Will 
    While it is not essential to have a copy of your Will, it assists AWLQ to ensure your wishes are fulfilled. Your details are held in the strictest of confidence and treated with upmost respect. If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Bequest Manager Jacquie Kennedy on 07 5509 9099 or by email bequests@awlqld.com.au

 


The AWLQ commitment 

When people like you entrust us with a gift in your will, these are the assurances we make:

We respect the time needed to make this decision - your will is personal and it is your decision about when to write or review your will.

We understand you might change your mind - we recognise circumstances change and your right to reconsider your decision at any time.

We will honour and respect your privacy and your decision regarding your chosen level of engagement and communication with us.

We will continue to carry out our activities with accountability, openly and with transparency to ensure our community is kept up to date with the latest news

We will work with all parties handling your gift with care, sensitivity and respect to ensure your wishes are met.

We will give you and your loved ones the choice and opportunity to connect with the work we do, that is made possible with gifts like yours.

We will thank you and remember you for the enduring support you are giving to so many animals.