The importance of making a will

There are many good reasons for making a Will, one of which is that it enables you to decide how your assets are distributed after your death.

While family, friends and loved ones are usually the main beneficiaries of a Will, many people also take the opportunity to help charities or other organisations which have been significant for them.

A legal Will is the only way to ensure that your assets will benefit the people and organisations that you care about, according to your priorities.

If you don’t have a legal Will, it may be a good time to see your solicitor.

Bequests: An Ongoing Gift

A bequest to an organisation is a meaningful way to make a practical contribution after your death.

Not only does it bring a much needed investment into the organisation for the future, it is also a very satisfying way of saying ‘thank you’ to the people and ministries which have been important to you during your life.

A bequest to WellSpring will ensure continuing support for our ministry as we:

  • invite people towards a deeper awareness of God’s presence in everyday life
  • provide pathways for spiritual discernment and formation
  • encourage reflective engagement with issues such as justice, peace, interfaith understanding, indigenous reconciliation and care for creation
  • create a safe, sustainable, hospitable and prophetic community.

How do I make a bequest to WellSpring?

There are three kinds of bequests you can make to WellSpring – a specific gift, a proportion of your estate or a proportion of the residue of your estate.

You can choose to include one of the following statements in your Will:

  • ‘I give ___ percent of my entire estate to the WellSpring Centre of *’
  • ‘I give the sum of $___ to the WellSpring Centre of *’
  • ‘I give ___ percent of the rest and residue of my estate to the WellSpring Centre of *’

* ’10 Y Street Ashburton VIC 3147’

Also include the following statement:

‘I declare that a receipt issued on the authority of the Board shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor or trustee for the said gift and my executor or trustee shall not be bound to see the application thereof.’

We strongly recommend that you consult your solicitor for the preparation of your Will.

Please let us know if you intend to leave a Bequest to WellSpring in your Will.

 

To download a brochure about making a bequest to WellSpring in your will, please click here.