Leave a Legacy - Leave a Bequest 

Diet-related disease is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Australia. Diet-related diseases include respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, dental diseases and some forms of cancer. It affects all Australians, however those in lower socio-economic, regional or indigenous communities are more vulnerable.

You can help. Diet-related disease is entirely preventable. By including a bequest to The Good Foundation in your will, you can change the lives of those most at risk. Together we can build healthier, happier Australian communities.

Contact us

For a confidential conversation, call 03 9282 9100 or email info@thegoodfoundation.com.au

How to Include a Bequest in your Will

It doesn't take much to leave behind a legacy. It can be as simple as updating your will.

There are a number of ways to support our work through your will. You can:

  • Include a percentage of the remainder of your estate (the residue). After you have provided for your friends and family, nominating a small percentage, such as 5% or 10%, will make a huge difference.
  • Nominate a percentage of your estate that you would like The Good Foundation to receive from 1 -- 100%.
  • Leave a specific amount of money, real estate or shares to The Good Foundation (a pecuniary bequest).
  • Take a copy of our recommended will wording with you to your solicitor.

Already Have a Will?

If you already have a will and would like to include a bequest to The Good Foundation you can make a "codicil". Simply take our will wording to your solicitor and they will update it for you.

Wording for your Will

If you would like to include a bequest to The Good Foundation in your will. Please take the below wording with you when you next visit your solicitor.

"I give, free of all duties and taxes *____ to The Good Foundation (ABN 27 250 451 282) of 169 Park Rd, South Melbourne, 3205 for its general purposes. An authorised receipt from The Good Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee."
 

*insert either:

The whole (or ...%) of the residue of my estate.

The whole (or ... %) of my estate.

The sum of $ (amount).

(Details of a particular asset -- such as shares or property).


Information for Solicitors and Executors

Solicitors making a will

Thank you for helping someone to make a will that includes a bequest to The Good Foundation. You can find our suggested clause wording here. To make sure that your client's gift reaches us, it is important to:

Use our correct registered name: The Good Foundation; and include our ABN: 27 250 451 282.

Executors administering a will

Thank you for making sure that someone's bequest to The Good Foundation is properly administered. We'd be grateful if you could please send the following information to us:

  • A covering note that includes your contact details, as well as the full name and last known address of the deceased person;
  • A copy of the final will and any codicils; and
  • A statement of estate accounts.

When distributing the estate, please post a cheque made payable to:

The Good Foundation
169 Park Street
South Melbourne, 3205

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