How to leave BGF a gift in your will
Some advice from our legal team
To ensure your assets and belongings go directly to the people you love and the causes you’re passionate about, it’s a good idea to write a will.
A qualified solicitor can help you draw up your will and can guide you through the complicated legal jargon to ensure your wishes are clear.
How you can leave BGF a bequest:
A bequest is a gift left in your will. You can leave a bequest by writing a new will, or by adding a codicil (an addition) to your existing will.
Typically, the types of bequest gift you might consider are:
- Residuary gift: with this gift you leave a percentage of your estate, once you have provided for your loved ones. A residuary gift will keep up with inflation. It is a simple way to give a gift of real value.
- Percentage of your estate: allows you to decide what percentage of your total estate you would like to give to BGF. If your estate grows or depreciates over time, your family and friends, or other beneficiaries, will not be disadvantaged by fluctuations.
- Pecuniary gift: Simply put, this is a fixed sum of money, large or small, that you wish to leave to BGF.
- Specific gift: a specific bequest is the gift of a particular item, and could include antiques, jewellery or paintings.
To remember Bobby Goldsmith Foundation in your will, we recommend:
"I give to Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, a company limited by guarantee, of PO Box 1444, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Australia: [the residue of my estate / % of my whole estate / % of the residue of my estate / the specific sum of $ / list specific items or property details ] to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of the secretary, treasurer, or other public officer for the time being said Foundation is an absolute discharge to my Executor."