Leaving a Bequest
Many people are unaware that they can make a very positive and special impact by leaving a gift to charity. Large or small, it can make a difference to children and their families impacted by Autism.
Individual donors can also choose to support L4Life by leaving a bequest in their Will. There are a number of different ways in which you can leave a bequest. For example:
- A pecuniary bequest, e.g. a fixed amount specified in your Will
- A gift of shares or property—these are exempt from capital gains tax
- A residuary bequest, e.g. the remaining value of your estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made and your liabilities have been paid
- A reversionary bequest—this allows a surviving partner to benefit from your estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to L4Life on their death.
If you would like to make a bequest, it will need to be formally detailed in your Will. As a will is a binding document, we recommend that you seek professional advice in its preparation through either your solicitor or trustee company.
“Including a gift in one’s will is an opportunity for people to leave a life-changing legacy. In addition to volunteering or donating in one’s lifetime, it’s another way people can support the causes they are passionate about, and make an impact for years to come.”
—Jakki Travers, Include a Charity committee member, as quoted through Pro Bono Australia