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Why leave gift in my Will to The Shepherd Centre?

With government funding not providing children with all the support they need, we rely on the kindness of people like you. Sadly, not all hearing impaired children receive support and this is why we are asking you to consider this gift. For every child in our program, we know that there is another child out there who desperately needs our services. There are children who are simply not receiving support from any providers. Your long-lasting support will help to change these sad statistics in the future.

How do I make or change my Will?

We would strongly advise the use of a solicitor to obtain expert advice and ensure accuracy. We also advise that you consult a solicitor when writing or making changes to an existing Will.

Where do I find a solicitor?

If you do not already have a solicitor, RMB Lawyers offer a free Will service to The Shepherd Centre family and friends. To find out more, visit: www.rmblawyers.com.au, call: 1800 681 211 or email: [email protected]

I have already made my Will – is it too late for me to leave a gift in my Will to The Shepherd Centre?

No. Changing your Will and adding a gift to The Shepherd Centre is easy; all you have to do is make a ‘codicil’ (or a document that amends a previous executed will). When you next see your solicitor just take a copy of our wording with you and they can simply update your existing Will for you.

Can I make a gift in my Will to more than one charity?

Yes, your solicitor can arrange this for you.

Do I need to leave my entire estate to The Shepherd Centre?

No, and we strongly encourage you to ensure that you look after your family and/or loved ones first.

What type of gift would The Shepherd Centre prefer?

Whilst any gift is greatly appreciated, a residual legacy or a percentage are the best options because they maintain a relative value and automatically adjust to changes in the value of your estate. These legacy types do not decrease in value over time.

Why should I let you know that I have left you a gift in my Will?

Informing us of your generous decision is important as it allows us to thank you personally. As a supporter you will receive invitations to attend special events and be kept informed of the great work happening at The Shepherd Centre. We can also discuss other recognition options with you.

What if I want my gift to remain anonymous?

We would still love to thank you privately, however, we respect all our donors’ wishes and your details will be held in strictest confidence. You will control the level of contact that you receive from us.

Who do I contact for more information?

If you have further questions, would like a confidential discussion or to receive our Gifts in Wills information pack, please contact:

Samantha Meisner-Lemon

Planned Giving Officer

P: 02 9370 4470

E: [email protected]

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