Bequests – Leaving a gift in your Will

By giving a gift in your Will to Crohn’s & Colitis Australia, you can make a real difference to the lives of those affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Every gift, large or small, helps us come closer to a future free of Crohn’s and colitis.

If you would like further information – in the strictest confidence – about making or updating your Will, please contact us via email or phone 1800 138 029.

Make a difference

Your gift will help us continue to be a pillar of support within the Crohn’s and colitis community. Your generosity will carry on the advancement of research into IBD and ensure that we can respond to the growing need for support and quality information.

Naturally you’ll want to look after your loved ones first. We only hope that after you have taken care of your family and friends, that you might consider leaving a gift in your Will to CCA.

Leaving a gift in your Will is not just for the wealthy – it doesn’t matter the shape or size – what matters is the lasting, powerful impact you can have on thousands of lives.

With a few words in your Will you can make a world of difference for future generations of Australians yet to come.

Types of Gifts

A gift to Crohn’s & Colitis Australia through your Will can take various forms:

How to leave a gift in your Will

Everyone should have a Will as it gives you the power to choose how your assets can benefit your loved ones and the world you leave behind.
Making or updating a Will is simple – just ask your solicitor to include the type of gift of your choosing. Please make sure that they include our correct legal name Australian Crohn’s & Colitis Association (ACCA), ABN (42 082 747 135), and address (Suite 4, 363 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124).

Suggested wording

“I give free of all duties or taxes…
[Please insert here the appropriate statement selected from the six options below. Your solicitor can explain the differences between each of these options:]

  1. The whole of my estate
  2. [insert number] percent of my estate
  3. The residue of my estate
  4. [insert number] percent of the residue of my estate
  5. The sum of $[insert value of your gift]
  6. [insert number] of my [insert name of shares] shares

    … to Australian Crohn’s & Colitis Association (ACCA), ABN 42 082 747 135, at Suite 4, 363 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, for…
  1. General charitable purposes
  2. The purpose of support services
  3. The purpose of research into the cause, cure or treatment of Crohn’s disease ad ulcerative colitis

    …and I declare that the official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.”

Additional points to consider

Also remember it is important to regularly review and update your Will to cater for any changes in your family or personal circumstances.

We recommend you seek professional advice from a solicitor to ensure your gift is clearly and legally stated.

If you have already included a gift to us in your Will, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your thoughtfulness, foresight and generosity. We would be delighted to hear from you so that we can thank you personally and we can give you a choice about how we might recognise you.