Your gift will change lives for years to come.

Why leave a gift in your Will to Life Education Queensland?

Life Education Queensland has empowered more than 1.5 million young Queenslanders since 1988 with the skills and knowledge they need for a safer and healthier future.

In order to continue this work, we need your help. The future of Life Education Queensland is dependent on donations and gifts from our supporters. The health and safety of the next generation of Queensland children, and indeed every generation after that, is dependent on our ability to provide this vital education to them.

Leaving a gift in you Will is an easy and secure way to ensure that Life Education Queensland is able to be there for young Queenslanders for years to come.

How your gift helps young Queenslanders.

Your bequest will help fund all aspects of the delivery of our health and wellbeing program to Queensland children.

Reaching every young Queenslander with our program requires financial security and the income from gifts in Wills is key to ensure that Life Education Queensland not  only survives, but thrives for the children of the future.

Generations of healthy young Australians living to their full potential has always been our vision, and it is only with your support that Life Education Queensland can continue the vital work of giving Queensland kids safer and healthier futures.

How do I leave a gift in my Will to Life Education Queensland?

Leaving a gift in your Will is the only way to ensure your estate goes to the people and causes that you care about and have supported throughout your life.

As a Will is a legal document, we do recommend that you consult a solicitor to help you draft it, so that you can be sure your wishes will be carried out as you intend.

There are four ways to leave a gift in your Will to Life Education Queensland:

Wording your Gift

Once you have decided to leave a Gift in your Will to Life Education Queensland, we suggest your solicitor uses words such as those below if you do not already have a Will.

 “I give to Life Education Queensland (ABN 17 760 280 660), for its general purposes, free of all duties (____% of my estate) OR (the sum of $ _______) OR (a specific asset) for which an authorised receipt from Life Education Queensland will be sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

What to do if you already have an up-to-date Will

If your Will was written within the last 5 years, simply ask your solicitor to add a codicil. A codicil is a document made subsequent to the signing of your Will, with the intention to alter one or some provisions contained in your Will.

Adding a codicil is quite simple. Download our suggested wording and pass it on to your solicitor. This wording is only a suggestion, and we would recommend consulting with your solicitor to assist you in drafting the codicil to ensure your Bequest is valid.

Download Codicil Wording

Keeping your Will up-to-date

 Major life events – marriage, divorce, a new baby, the death of a family member or other significant family event – are a good time to update your Will.

Over the years, our situation changes dramatically through births, deaths, marriages, divorce and the acquisition or disposal of property and other assets. A will requires regular periodic examination. Your Will should be reviewed every 5 years, or whenever there is a significant change in your circumstances.

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Different types of gifts to consider:

 

Unrestricted Bequest

Bequests made without specific instructions for use, will be directed to the most areas most in need within our organisation. An unrestricted Bequest is the most flexible way to benefit the future of Queensland.

 

Dedicated Bequest to build – Healthier Futures Fund

Your Bequest can protect the long term future of Life Education Queensland by building a capital base to meet new and emerging needs.

 

Dedicated Bequest – Program Development

Your Bequest will support the development of future programs to educate young Queenslanders about the new and emerging threats they face.

 

Dedicated Bequest – Mobile Learning Centres

Your Bequest will assist Life Education Queensland to purchase and maintain additional vans so that we may reach every Queensland child with our vital health and safety messages.

Keeping your Will safe.

Your up-to-date Will should be kept in a secure location, either at home or deposited in the bank. You may also leave your Will with your solicitor. Whichever option you choose, it is important that the Executors of your Will are informed of the storage arrangements. You may also choose to send a copy to us so that we may keep it in our confidential files.

For more information or to advise you have made a bequest, please contact our Bequests Team on (07) 5572 0166 or email us via supporters@lifeeducation.org.au.