By including a gift to East Timor Hearts Fund in your will you can leave a lasting legacy that changes the life of an individual, a community and a country.
Your gift can help us mend more broken hearts, and support our research, prevention and education projects that aim to tackle the root causes of poor heart health in Timor-Leste.
When planning for your future, we encourage you to consider your family and loved ones first. Just remember you can still include a gift to charity.
There are many ways of including a gift in your will. We cannot provide you with legal advice, so please make sure you obtain your own independent advice on the most appropriate wording.
Here are some examples of wording you might like to consider when you are preparing or amending your will. You can take this to your solicitor or directly write this into your will if you are managing it yourself.
A specific gift is a particular amount of money or property (for example, a house, shares, artwork, etc). As our work changes over time, we ask that you keep the wording in your will about your gift quite general. This means that we can readily fulfil your wishes by directing your gift towards the patients and projects most in need of support.
For a gift of money: “I give [the sum of $......... or .........%] of my estate, free of all duties, to East Timor Hearts Fund for its general purposes.”
For a gift of property: “I give [insert description of property], free of all duties, to East Timor Hearts Fund for its general purposes.”
A residuary gift is one where you give a portion or all of what is left in your estate after specific gifts (for example to family and friends) and taxes and debts are fulfilled. To include this type of gift in your will you would incorporate the following words: “I give the rest and residue of my estate, free of all duties, to East Timor Hearts Fund for its general purposes.”
If East Timor Hearts Fund is not the only residual beneficiary, you could also name those organisations. For example: “I give the rest and residue of my estate, free of all duties, to East Timor Hearts Fund and to [insert name of other residual beneficiaries] in equal shares for their general purposes.”
We will use your gift wisely and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact for the people we serve. East Timor Hearts Fund strives to ensure that all resources entrusted to us are managed and accounted for to the highest standards of integrity and transparency. Our financial statements are externally audited in the same way and to the same standards that apply to Australian companies. Summaries of our audited accounts are published in our annual report, and our full accounts are also available online.
East Timor Hearts Fund is a registered company limited by guarantee. Our ABN is 59 160 158 074.
East Timor Hearts Fund charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. We have tax concessions and Deductible Gift Recipient endorsements from the Australian Taxation Office.
If you are considering leaving a gift to East Timor Hearts Fund in your will, the next step would be to speak to your legal adviser. Together, you could look at either preparing your will for the first time or making a codicil (an addition or change) to include East Timor Hearts Fund in your existing will.
If you would like to speak to East Timor Hearts Fund please get in touch. We would also like to know if you have included East Timor Hearts Fund in your will. While an unexpected gift is always welcome, by letting us know of your intentions you can help us plan for the future. We would also welcome the opportunity to say thank you, and to share with you our long-term plans.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.