A Gift of a Lifetime
Leaving a bequest in your will can change a young person’s life
and the generations that follow them.
A gift or bequest in your will is a lasting legacy that embraces the values you live, and the people and causes that are important to you. It provides an opportunity to honour a loved one, or to permanently link your own life with work you consider important.
Like you, we believe that every young person has something special to give to the world. Your legacy can help to create bright and healthy futures for more young people.
ReachOut works alongside young people to ensure we provide the service and tools they need to get help and look after their mental health and wellbeing. We focus on prevention, early intervention and education so that we can have the greatest impact in reducing the incidence of mental ill-health and youth suicide.
Your bequest and other gifts help us invest in long-term campaigns aimed at increasing the rates of help-seeking through developing innovative ways to reach groups of young people who refuse or are reluctant to use face-to-face services. Your support ensures that as technology changes, we keep pace – so that we can be there when someone turns to the internet for help.
Some questions answered
Do I need to tell you?
We understand that making your Will us a very personal matter and we respect your privacy. However if you have already included ReachOut.com or are considering to do so, please let us know so that we can thank you properly. It’s huge and we’d really like to say thanks.
We’d also love to invite you in to the office, to meet the team and discuss the ways in which we plan on meeting the needs of young people now and in the future.
What wording do I use?
The following wording can be used as a guide:
a) For cash bequests of a fixed sum:
“I________ give, devise and bequeath unto the Inspire Foundation, for its general purposes the following sum of $____________and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the bequest.”
b. For bequests of the whole residue of an estate:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Inspire Foundation, for its general purposes, the total of my Residuary Estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the bequest.”
c. For bequests of a percentage of the residue of an estate
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Inspire
Foundation, for its general purposes, _____% of my Residuary Estate and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Foundation shall be sufficient discharge to my Executor for the bequest.”
If you already have a Will, your bequest can of course be added as a Codicil (modification). We recommend that you seek professional advice on how to do this.
To be certain your bequest reaches the Inspire Foundation, it is important to use our full legal name and include our Australian Business Number:
ABN: 27 075 428 787
Can you help me write my Will?
While we appreciate that you would trust us to do this, we do not have the legal expertise that is required. We recommend that you consult with a lawyer
What type of gift can I leave?
There are many ways to include ReachOut.com in your Will, three options to leave a bequest are:
After you have provided for your family and friends you can leave what is left – the residue, or a percentage of the residue – to the ReachOut.com. As your estate increases in value, so does your bequest. A residual bequest helps offset the effect of inflation.
2. Cash sum
A specific cash sum is a common form of bequest. As it doesn’t allow for inflation or a change in to your circumstances, however you may want to review it regularly.
3. A percentage
This is often regarded as the most flexible way to give as it adapts more readily to your circumstances.