Get Involved - Leave a Legacy
Most people want to leave the world a little better off, knowing they have made a difference to a cause they really care about.
Whether it is large or small, when you leave a gift in your Will, (bequest) it ensures the legacy you leave behind honours your life, values and is meaningful.
By leaving a gift to the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland INC. in your Will you are creating a ripple effect that will impact on so many lives.
Your legacy will be helping us to deliver a wide range of services, support and education aimed at improving the health of those living with Lymphoedema.
Your lasting gift will be helping us to provide services to children, teenagers and adults living with lymphoedema, and support the vital services we provide.
With your help we can continue our mission of creating a better future for those living with lymphoedema.
How to leave a gift
Make or update your current Will
Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
Decide on your gift
There are various ways that you can leave a gift to the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland INC in your will, depending on your circumstances.
Residuary Gifts - The residue of your estate is what remains of the estate once all your loved ones and charges have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate.
Pecuniary Gifts - This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It may be of interest to note that the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.
Specific Gifts - This is when you leave us a particular item, which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as jewellery or a piece of art.
Communicate your wishes with your family
It is important to talk to family and loved ones about your Will to ensure that your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that your gift to the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland INC. is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes.
Please inform us of your gift
If you have made the decision to leave a gift in your Will to the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland INC. we would really appreciate knowing so we can thank you personally and keep you up to date about our work.
Please be assured your information will be held in strict confidence. Any information you share with us will be kept strictly confidential and will be used respectfully and appropriately.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will respect your privacy.
You can inform us by emailing our President, the Hon. Teresa Gambaro.