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Why leave a gift
in your will?

Thanks to the support of many faithful Christians, Anglican Aid has been able to strengthen churches and transform communities around the globe since 1934.

A gift in your Will, of any size, is a powerful way to leave a legacy for future generations. After making provisions for your family and loved ones, would you prayerfully consider leaving a gift in your Will to Anglican Aid?

Your legacy will let grace flow to a world in need – whether it be building classrooms so that children and teenage girls can gain a life-changing education; training subsistence farmers in agricultural techniques that conserve the environment for future generations; constructing wells so remote communities can have ready access to clean, safe water; or preparing ministers in developing countries to preach the gospel faithfully and equip them for a lifetime of ministry.

A truly gospel-driven aid and ministry support agency.

Your legacy will support projects that strengthen churches, transform communities and see God’s grace overflow to a world in need for generations to come.

 

“Grace has certainly flowed into our lives and we have been greatly blessed. That’s why we wanted to be sure that our wills were doing God’s will and bringing hope and relief to others after our lifetimes. We’ve always supported the work of Anglican Aid both in Australia and overseas and now we can be certain that support can continue. After providing first for our family and loved ones, we included a bequest to Anglican Aid…”

Anonymous

Things to consider

Thank you so much for prayerfully considering leaving a gift in your Will to Anglican Aid. Every gift, no matter the size, will see grace overflowing to a world in need for generations to come.

We recognise that writing a Will is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why we know it’s important to take your time and have all of the information you need to help make up your mind.

What is a Gift in Will?

A deferred gift that is written into your Will. This is called a bequest and can also be referred to as a legacy.

You can decide if you would like Anglican Aid to use your gift where it is most needed, or to support a specific project or region of the world. Consider if you would like the bequest to be tax-deductible, and which of our three funds you would like your gift directed towards.

If you choose to include a general gift we can direct it towards the most vulnerable of communities, where it is needed most. Above all, we want to fulfil your wishes, which could be difficult if we are no longer working on a specific project or country.

We understand that this is a very personal decision and one that will need to be carefully considered. We appreciate that your family and loved ones should always come first, and believe it is important to talk with them about your intentions and why leaving a gift to Anglican Aid is important to you. This will give you the peace of mind that your wishes will be understood and respected after you are gone.

Choose whether to leave a gift of cash, property, shares or other investments.

If you are writing a new Will you have three choices:
1. Residual gift: Leaving the residue of your estate to Anglican Aid (anything left over after you have met all your personal commitments)
2. Percentage gift: Leaving a percentage of your estate to Anglican Aid
3. Pecuniary gift: Leaving a specific dollar amount to Anglican Aid

You can easily update your existing Will with an additional clause that includes your bequest and complies with all the requirements of a valid Will. Your solicitor will provide you with the appropriate documentation.

We recommend that you seek qualified legal advice whether you’re thinking of making a new Will or updating an existing Will. A solicitor will make sure that your Will is valid and that your intentions to leave a bequest are stated clearly and worded in a way that meets legal requirements.

This is entirely your choice. However, knowing when someone has chosen to support Anglican Aid in this particular way helps us to plan more confidently for the future. More importantly, we would be very pleased to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generous support of Anglican Aid.

It’s important to word your Will correctly to ensure your wishes are carried out exactly as you intend. We suggest the following wording, however recommend that you seek advice from your solicitor.

 

“I give, free of all duties and taxes:

a) The whole of my estate, or

b) The residue of my estate, or 

c) A percentage of my estate, or

d) The amount of $_________

 

To the 

i) Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid Fund (ABN 28 525 237 517), or

ii) Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Ministry Fund (ABN 94 609 182 072), or

iii) Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Development Fund (ABN 59 792 865 372)


for its general purposes and I direct that the signed receipt of the Director of the said body shall be a full and sufficient discharge for my executors.”

Want to find out more?

If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Anglican Aid or you have any questions about Gifts in Wills, please do not hesitate to contact Virginia Lee, our Legacies Officer. You can reach Virginia by calling 02 9284 1406, emailing legacies@anglicanaid.org.au, or filling in the form below.

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