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How to include a Gift in your Will

Including a gift to the Stroke Foundation in your Will is such a simple thing to do and will help to create a future where stroke can’t take away the things we love. All you need to do is ask your solicitor to insert one of the following clauses into your Will:

Option 1: Whole of estate

If you wish to leave the whole of your estate, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes the whole of my estate to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Option 2: Percentage of estate

If you wish to leave a percentage of your estate, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes [insert number] % of my estate to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Option 3: Residual legacy

A residual legacy is what is left of your estate after all of your wishes have been carried out and expenses in finalising your estate have been met. It is a popular choice for many of our supporters as it allows you to first leave gifts to your loved ones and pay any financial commitments. It also automatically adjusts to changes in the value of your Estate.

If you wish to leave a residual legacy, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes the residue of my estate to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Option 4: Percentage of residual legacy

A residual legacy is what is left of your estate after all of your wishes have been carried out and expenses in finalising your estate have been met. It is a popular choice for many of our supporters as it allows you to first leave gifts to your loved ones and pay any financial commitments. It also automatically adjusts to changes in the value of your Estate.

If you wish to leave a percentage of residual legacy, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes [insert number] % of the residue of my estate. to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Option 5: Pecuniary legacy

This type of gift ensures that the Stroke Foundation receives a specific cash amount. Your solicitor can advise you of ways to ensure the gift retains its relative value (for example, by increasing the amount by reference to CPI).

If you wish to leave a specific cash amount, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes the sum of $ [insert value of your gift] to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Option 6: Specific legacy

If you wish to leave a specific item such as shares or property, ask your solicitor to insert the following clause into your Will:

I give free of all duties or taxes [insert number] of my [insert name of shares] shares to the Stroke Foundation (ABN 42 006 173 379) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.


Your solicitor or financial advisor can advise you on the best option for you.

Whatever you decide we recommend that you talk with your loved ones about your choice. This is especially important if your decisions about how to divide up your estate might come as a surprise to them. This way you can make sure your final wishes are carried out in the way you would like them.