Leave a Gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your will and you’ll make a significant contribution towards improving the quality of life of Australians living with Parkinson’s.

People from all walks of life leave gifts to Parkinson’s Australia. Collectively these gifts help the organisation to provide strong national advocacy for better health provision to Government on behalf of the Parkinson’s community.

Not all gifts come from wealthy people – your gift, combined with those from other supporters will make a powerful impact and help support people living with Parkinson’s.

Steps to leave a gift in your will

A gift in your will is a simple and powerful way to provide ongoing support to the causes closest to your heart, after you have looked after the people you care about.

There are many ways you can leave a gift to Parkinson’s Australia in your Will. A solicitor or other qualified professional can help make the choice that’s right for you.

Work out the value of your estate

The estate includes assets such as property, investments, shares minus any debts

Choose your beneficiaries

Choose the family, friends, charities or organisations you would like to remember in your will.

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Choose your executors

Appoint the individuals responsible for ensuring that your wishes are fulfilled. They will be named in your will. It’s a good idea to name at least 2 people as executors. Before doing so, check they are happy for you to do this. You can name a bank or solicitor as an executor if you wish.

Arrange to see a lawyer

It’s important to ask a legal professional to draw up your will to ensure your wishes are properly carried out.

If you don’t know any lawyers, ask your friends and family to recommend one. Alternatively, you can contact the Law Council of Australia on Phone (02) 6246 3788 or email mail@lawcouncil.asn.au

Ensure your lawyer uses Parkinson’s Australia’s correct details in your will:
Parkinson’s Australia Inc
PO Box 108
Deakin West ACT 2600

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Keep your will safe

Your solicitor will often look after it for you, but you may wish to retain your own copy too. Tell a relative or close friend where the original copy of your will is stored.

Please notify Parkinson’s Australia of your intentions

If you have already a legacy to Parkinson’s Australia in your will, we would appreciate you advising us.