Leave a Bequest
We rely on the generosity of both private and corporate supporters to provide essential funding that will help us promote and support research into spinal cord injury and disease. All donations are very welcome.
Spinal Network is able to use bequests to fund its activities, including carrying out research and providing assistance for people suffering paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Large gifts can be used to establish scholarships and research fellowships which may be named by Spinal Network after the testator.
What is a bequest?
A bequest is a gift to Spinal Network that you have mentioned in your Will. It will be released to Spinal Network when your Estate is settled.
A valid Will enables you to decide how you would like your assets to be distributed. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or authorised trustee company as it is important your wishes are properly expressed, and that the correct legal wording is used.
A pecuniary bequest involves leaving a gift of a set amount determined by you at the time of drawing up or altering your Will. A specific bequest refers to leaving a gift of an item of value. A residual bequest involves a gift of whatever is left of your Estate after all your other gifts, taxes and debts have been paid. No matter which form of Bequest you choose, your gift will be extremely valuable – helping to fund Spinal Network.
Suggested wording as a guide for your solicitor or authorised trustee company. The wording used by your solicitor or authorised trustee companyin your circumstances will depend on the other provisions in your will
I give devise and bequeath to Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network Limited (ABN 47 130 772 851) for its general purposes, the residue of my estate/ [insert percentage] of the residue of my estate.
I give devise and bequeath to Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network Limited (ABN 47 130 772 851) for its general purposes, the sum of [$ the actual amount inserted in figures].