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How to include Animal Rescue QLD in your will

Using the correct wording ensures that your wishes are carried out in the best possible manner. Please use the following wording in your will to ensure that your gift to Animal Rescue Qld is effective and able to have an impact. Simply select the most relevant option according to how you wish to include us. If you use wording other than the following options, please ensure you indicate Animal Rescue Qld ‘s full organisation name – Animal Rescue Qld inc. ABN 83 900 252 509. Again – thank you for your support.

Option A

This is if you wish to give your entire estate, after payment of all debts and estate administration expenses, to the work of Animal Rescue Qld.

 “I give, free of all duties and taxes, the residue of my estate to Animal Rescue Qld Inc. ABN 83 900 252 509. My bequest if to be used for the general purposes of Animal Rescue Qld and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Animal Rescue Qld Inc. shall be a complete discharge to my bequest.”

Option B

This is to be used when you have first made specific bequests to others, and then wish to give the balance of your estate to Animal Rescue Qld.

“Subject to the preceding provisions of my will, I give, free of all taxes and duties, to Animal Rescue Qld Inc. ABN 83 900 252 509 absolutely the residue of my estate. My bequest if to be used for the general purposes of Animal Rescue Qld Inc.   and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Animal Rescue Qld Inc. shall be a complete discharge to my bequest.”

Option C

This is to give a specific sum to Animal Rescue Qld Inc.

“I give the sum of $………, free of all duties and taxes, to Animal Rescue Qld Inc. ABN 83 900 252 509. My bequest if to be used for the general purposes of Animal Rescue Qld Inc. and I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Animal Rescue Qld Inc. shall be a complete discharge to my bequest.”

Option D

This is to enable you to give a specified percentage of your residuary estate to Animal Rescue Qld Inc. That is, after you have first given specific bequests to others.

“My trustee is to hold the residue of my estate on the following trusts:
(i) ……. percent, free of all duties and taxes, for Animal Rescue Qld Inc. ABN 83 900 252 509. My bequest if to be used for the general purposes of Animal Rescue Qld Inc.; and
(ii) …………. percent, free of all duties and taxes, for …………

I declare that the receipt of the director, secretary or public officer of Animal Rescue Qld Inc. shall be a complete discharge to my bequest.”

Option E

If you do not wish to rewrite your will, you can complete and attach the codicil to your existing will. 

To download the codicil, please click here.

Value of legal advice

When you make a will, or update your existing one, it is advisable to seek qualified legal advice to ensure you achieve all you wish for your family and others through your will. Your solicitor can advise you on tax matters such as trusts, guardians, asset valuation and power of attorney.

After the will is made, it would be appreciated if you or your legal adviser could provide Animal Rescue Qld Inc. with either a copy of your will or details of the relevant provision, the date of execution and the name and address of the executor or executors. If you subsequently make any changes to your will which affect your bequest to Animal Rescue Qld Inc., it would be appreciated if you would notify Animal Rescue Qld Inc. at your earliest convenience.