Bequests – Gifts in Wills

The Shepherd Centre works with deaf children helping them learn to hear and speak. 85% of our students graduate to go onto mainstreams schools with their language and speech on par with their hearing peers.

Leaving a gift in your Will (or sometimes it’s called making a bequest) is one of the most generous ways you can support deaf children by giving them the ultimate gift of sound. A gift in the Will is a specific instruction in your Will to reserve part of your estate (such as possessions, shares, or money) for a specified beneficiary. You can specify the amount you would like to bequeath, or a percentage or the residue of your estate.

No matter how big or small, your gift will ensure that deaf children will continue to receive life-changing Early Intervention programs and services to so they can reach their full potential in life.

If you have already decided to leave a gift to support children with a hearing loss and you are planning to see your legal advisor or solicitor in the near future, you may like to provide him or her with the following suggested wording:

I give to The Shepherd Centre (Australian Business Number 61 000 699 927), for its general charitable purposes            % of my estate

OR the rest and residue of my estate

OR the sum of $                

OR                              [specify item, e.g. shares, work of art]

and I declare that the receipt of the authorised representative of The Shepherd Centre shall be sufficient discharge for my bequest.

For more information, or to discuss leaving a gift to The Shepherd Centre in your will, please contact Sharlene Dadd on 02 9370 4453.

You can also enter your details on the contact form and you will be contacted by Sharlene about our Gifts in Wills program.

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