Leave a Bequest

Why Dunlea Centre – Australia’s Original Boys’ Town

The Dunlea Centre relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of the community for the funding of its projects. Over the years generous supporters have chosen to remember the Dunlea Centre in their will and their generosity has helped us to continue servicing troubled youth and their families around the greater Sydney and Illawarra areas. It has also helped us set up targeted projects for youths with specific needs.

When you remember  the Dunlea Centre in your will, you leave a legacy as an investor in the youth of your community, and a friend to their families. The facilities and programs enabled by your bequest will help to address some of the emotional struggles and difficulties that these families face.

Remembering the Dunlea Centre in your will is a worthwhile way to give back to the Community and help those families that are struggling with relationships face a better future.

WHY MAKE A WILL?

Making a will ensures that your estate is distributed according to your wishes and is a simple and powerful way to provide ongoing support to the causes closest to your heart. A gift to a registered charity, such as the Dunlea Centre, is usually free from inheritance tax.

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Residuary bequest

A gift of whatever is left of your estate (or a percentage thereof) after you have made gifts to family and friends. As it is not a specific amount of money, it keeps its value regardless of inflation.

Pecuniary bequest

This is a gift of a set dollar amount determined by you at the time of making or changing your Will.

Specific bequest

A gift of a specific item, such as property or shares.

MAKING A BEQUEST

A will is a legal document and we recommend it should be professionally prepared (or amended) by a solicitor or trustee to ensure your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.

Below are a few sample statements to be used in your will when making a bequest. If you are unsure please discuss with your solicitor / trustee.

  • I bequeath the sum of ( the amount in numbers and words ) free from all debts, duties and taxes to Boys’ Town Engadine for its General Purposes (or other specified purpose). Or
  • I bequeath ( specific property or item details ) free from all debts, duties and taxes to Boys’ Town Engadine for its General Purposes (or other specified purpose). Or
  • I bequeath the whole of my estate to Boys’ Town Engadine for its General Purpose (or other specified purpose). Or
  • I bequeath the rest and residue of my estate (ie. 25% of the rest and residue of my estate) to Boys’ Town Engadine for its General Purpose (or other specified purpose).

If you have any queries regarding including Boys’ Town Engadine in your will, or need assistance in finding a solicitor please contact us and we will be happy to help any way we can.

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