Help us ensure no one will lose their sight to macular disease by becoming a Visionary Partner and leaving a gift in your Will to Macular Disease Foundation Australia.
How to make a bequest
Planning your estate means you can provide for your loved ones and support causes close to your heart.
If you do not have a Will:
If you do not have a Will and wish to create one you should seek advice from a solicitor or the Public Trustee in your state.
If you have a Will:
Simply add a Codicil (a short legal amendment) to your existing Will. Your solicitor or the Public Trustee can assist.
Suggested wording for your solicitor or the Public Trustee
"I give and bequeath to Macular Disease Foundation Australia:
- the rest and residue of my Estate, or
- [...] percent of my Estate, or
- [...] percent of the residue of my Estate, or
- the sum of $[...]
to be used for its [....] program and for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor."
Types of bequests
After you have provided for your loved ones in your Will, you may like to consider the following types of charitable bequest to Macular Disease Foundation Australia:
- A residual bequest is the most effective way to leave a bequest. It represents the remainder of your Estate, after you have made provision for your loved ones. A residual bequest will keep up with inflation.
- Leaving a percentage of your Estate allows you to decide what proportion of your Estate you would like to provide as a bequest. This will also keep up with inflation.
- A pecuniary bequest is a fixed sum of money to be left as a bequest.
If you would like to receive a copy of MDFA's Bequest brochure by mail, please call the National Helpline: 1800 111 109 or complete the bequest information form
Download a Bequest brochure here.