Becoming a Partner in the Future
Leave a gift in your will to support children and young people living with disability or delay
Taking care of things that matter.
Making a bequest to Lifestart is easy. You can either include the bequest when you write your Will or simply add a bequest as a codicil to your existing Will. In either case, you should seek professional advice from a suitably qualified legal adviser to ensure your wishes are recorded in a legally binding way.
A gift to Lifestart can take the form of:
- The residue of your estate.
- A percentage of your estate.
- A specific amount of money.
- Assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery.
- A life insurance or superannuation policy.
- Bank or credit union savings.
Investing in children and young people can be your legacy. Why leaving a gift matters
You can help to change the lives of our children and young people living with a disability or development delay by leaving a gift to Lifestart in your Will.
Lifestart aims to create a brighter inclusive future for the children and their families we support.
Your support will be invested in programs and supports such as early childhood intervention, school age years inclusion support programs, parent workshop and siblings programs
When preparing a Will, it is important that you seek qualified legal advice to ensure you achieve all you wish for family and others in your Will.
Sample wording to leave a Bequest to Lifestart
"I give to Lifestart Co-operative Ltd (Lifestart) ABN 43 073 450 316
A) All of my residuary estate OR
B) ____ percentage of my residuary estate OR
C) The sum of $ ____ OR
D) Nominate the asset or list the assets
To be applied for the benefit and advancement of children and young people living with disability or developmental delay. I declare that the receipt from a Director of Lifestart or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see to the application of this gift.”
It is also possible to offer the following option prior to the declaration in lieu of the more general clause above:
“to be applied for the purposes of (specify the activity area of your choice)”.
While a good number of testators have preferred projects or activities they would like to support, it is in Lifestart’s best interests not to be constrained by specifics. Far better that the bequest is made for general purposes because it is often not possible to predict whether a testator’s chosen activity will still be capable of support in the future. wish for family and others in your Will.
For more information contact Lifestart on Tel: 02 9364 0111 or