The Gift of Perpetual Kindness
A bequest is leaving a gift to Lifeline Canberra in your Will. It does not necessarily have to be a large amount of money but any support makes a significant contribution to ensure that we continue to provide our excellent range of services to the people of Canberra and surrounding region.
All our donors recognise the importance of supporting Lifeline Canberra. When you choose to generously set aside a gift for us in your Will this symbolises a lasting and meaningful contribution that impacts the future and lives of individuals in our Canberra community, their families and friends – with little or no impact on your lifestyle today.
Bequests come from all corners of society and are not necessarily left by the very wealthy, but by people who want to help leave the world a better place.
For those of us able to look back and consider ourselves fortunate to have had a good life it seems almost a duty to ensure that others who haven’t been so lucky benefit in some way. Most people set out to have a positive, fulfilling life but for so many tragedy or circumstances beyond their control can unravel their lives.
Imagine, for a moment, you had the power to transform the life of even one person for the better. It can take months, even years, to turn a person’s life around and help them to become independent and in control of their life.
We are committed to being available 24/7 to anyone who needs us. Perhaps, at some point, Lifeline Canberra has touched your life personally, or someone you know, and you may wonder how you can ‘give something back’ to those who have impacted positively upon your life and made a difference. You can make a significant difference with a bequest.
After providing for your family and friends and you feel you are able to help us through a donation in your Will ask your solicitor/financial advisor how to include us with your bequest.
Will Kits are available or using a solicitor to assist with arranging your Will can make things a bit safer for you. They can also give advice on minimising tax depending on the way your Will is arranged as we are a not-for-profit organisation.
Making a valid Will ensures that your assets will be left to the people you love and care for and to make that time of grief as simple as possible for your family or friends. It gives you a chance to leave your values imprint to the cause you held so dear long after you are gone. You get the chance to help keep us here to keep helping others.
If you do not have a valid Will, the court determines that you have died ‘intestate’. An Administrator is appointed who distributes your assets according to a specific legal formula. Really – do you want this to happen? As the years go by you will acquire more assets and your domestic circumstances may change. We live longer now and get to see our children become established and independent. You have provided for them while you are here – continue to do so with your Will – and if you can include us we are eternally grateful.
All bequests, regardless of the size will be gratefully received by Lifeline Canberra.
Please – help us to keep helping others
Lifeline's suicide prevention work puts it at the forefront of suicide prevention in Australia. Telephone counselors take about 70 suicide calls a day. The highest proportion of calls come from males aged 25 to 40 years and a high number of callers are assessed to be significantly at risk, highlighting the importance of the work Lifeline and its volunteers undertake.