The right wording is so important

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Your solicitor will help you word your bequest in a way that ensures that your Executors are able to effectively carry out your wishes.  To assist you and your solicitor we have provided an example of appropriate wording below, including the correct legal name should you wish to make a bequest to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.

Suitable wording for inclusion in a Will

"I give to Austin Health (ABN 96 237 388 063) in the state of Victoria, to be used for the purposes of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, a ____% share of my estate.  The receipt of an authorised officer of Austin Health shall be an absolute discharge to my executors."

"I give to Austin Health (ABN 96 237 388 063) in the state of Victoria, to be used for the purposes of the Palliative Care Unit at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, the sum of $_____.  The receipt of an authorised officer of Austin Health shall be an absolute discharge to my executors."

To leave a gift in your Will specifically for Cancer Research, the correct wording is:

I give to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ABN 11 167 192 752) or its successor in the state of Victoria at Level 5, ONJ Centre, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084, a _____% share of my estate (or the sum of, or specific item ie property shares, work of art etc).  The receipt of an authorised officer of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute shall be an absolute discharge to my executors.

 

Disclaimer

This information and the suggested wording is provided as a general guide only. It is not provided as legal advice. You are advised to obtain your own legal advice prior to making a Will to ensure that your specific circumstances are taken into account. Austin Health shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any person arising from reliance upon the information provided on this page.

To find out more

There are a number of ways you can make a gift in your Will to the ONJ Centre. For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to the ONJ Centre please contact Bequest Manager, Sevi Skaleris on 03 9496 5361 or email Bequests@austin.org.au

If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift to research, please contact Kim Tsai - Chief Operating Officer at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute on 03 9496 5726 or email philanthropy@onjcri.org.au

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