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How to Make a Bequest to Dying with Dignity NSW


Dying with Dignity NSW aims to bring about legislative reform, so that individuals who are hopelessly ill and who experience profound suffering can access medical assistance to end their lives peacefully and with dignity.  In order for us to continue our important campaign, Dying with Dignity NSW relies on membership fees, donations and bequests that are generously contributed by our members and supporters.

A bequest is a donation paid from your estate after you have died. Bequeathing money to Dying with Dignity NSW in your will is a simple and effective way to support our work.  Receipt of a bequest can have a significant impact on the level of activity our organisation is able to engage in. Giving a bequest may enable you to make a contribution that is larger than might otherwise be possible, as it is made when you no longer need funds to maintain your current lifestyle or pay for unplanned medical expenses. Your contribution, no matter how small, is most welcome and appreciated.

The best way to ensure your will is legal and does what you intend is to have it drawn up by a solicitor or the NSW Trustee and Guardian (who will write up your will for free but will charge a commission to administer the will after death). If you already have a will you do not need to write a new one, as your solicitor can simply add a codicil that amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed will.

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to DYING WITH DIGNITY NSW ( Australian Company Number 002 545 235) – click to see a copy of the company registration or you can search the ASIC site to confirm both the certificate and its currency.

  • You can bequeath a specific amount of money or an item of value such as shares or property.
  • You can bequeath a percentage of your estate, e.g.  50%, 20%, 10%.  (This ensures your family and friends are not disadvantaged by changes in the size of your estate, or by inflation).
  • You may decide, after providing for family and friends, that you would like to leave the residual of your estate to DYING WITH DIGNITY NSW

If you, or your solicitor, have any questions about making a Bequest to Dying with Dignity NSW you can contact our office on (02) 9212 4782 or email [email protected].

We hope that you will let us know if you leave a Bequest to Dying with Dignity NSW. 

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