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Include East Timor Hearts Fund in your will

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.

 

Ways to remember us in your will

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.

 

Suggested wording for your will

Specific gifts

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.”

Residuary gifts

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.”

 

How your gift will be used

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.

 

Organisational details

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.

 

Next steps

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. 

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

 

John's story

"Following an extensive career in the occupational safety industry I have now entered my third age of life and I am loving it! I have taken the time to consider what is important to me and where I would like to invest my time, skills and resources. Having won life’s lottery of a loving family and access to a great education, I have decided that I would like to live my life more purposefully and support others who were not born with the same opportunities.

I have now been retired for almost five years and during this time I have supported organisations in Mozambique and Ethiopia; personally witnessing the aftermath of war and famine. I have had the privilege of being involved in the rebuilding the lives of families and local communities through practical support and education. I think Nelson Mandela said it so insightfully: "Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

'I have decided to make East Timor Hearts Fund part of my will and legacy, which will enable children and families to achieve their dreams and strengthen their communities.'

Recently, a friend talked to me about an organisation closer to home that provides life-saving medical treatment to young Timorese suffering from heart disease. I reflected on the historical significance of this young island nation and the debt owed to it by Australians. 

After becoming more familiar with the work of East Timor Hearts Fund and talking with passionate staff and volunteers, I have now decided to make East Timor Hearts Fund part of my will and legacy, which will enable children and families to achieve their dreams and strengthen their communities.

I encourage you all to read the success stories of the East Timor Hearts Fund and become involved in any way possible, so that the organisation can continue its work of mending broken hearts."

John Williams, Melbourne