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a gift in your Will



By leaving a gift in your Will to Redkite, you will have a lasting impact on the lives of children and young people with cancer, and their families. Redkite - A gift in your will

You will help us be there for them throughout their entire cancer journey with vital emotional, financial, educational and practical support.
 
Redkite receives no government funding. We rely 100% on the generosity and philanthropy of our supporters to fund our work. 
 
All legacies of any size are truly valuable to Redkite and the children, young people and families we support.  
 

how to make a bequest to Redkite

There are three ways you can leave a lasting legacy to Redkite. You can nominate:
  • A monetary or specific bequest
  • A residual bequest, or
  • A proportional bequest
When drawing up or making changes to your Will, it is always best to consult a solicitor to ensure that your intentions are properly recorded and your wishes are carried out. If you already have a Will, then the easiest way to include a bequest to Redkite is with a codicil which is a formal addition that updates and amends your existing Will.

monetary and specific bequest

A monetary bequest is a gift of a set amount of money; a specific bequest is a gift of property (i.e. jewellery, stocks & shares, property).

Suggested wording follows:
“I bequeath to Redkite (ABN 65 104 710 787, CFN 12637 Additional information: ACN 104 710 787; Deductible Gift Recipient number DGR: 51033.) [the sum of ……dollars ($…….)] or [name specific possession] free from all duties or other taxes, whether State or Federal, to be used for the general purposes of the Service, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

residual bequest

A residual bequest is a gift of all or part of the value of your estate after you have provided for your family, and other liabilities have been met. 

Suggested wording follows: 
“I bequeath to Redkite (ABN 65 104 710 787, CFN 12637 Additional information: ACN 104 710 787; Deductible Gift Recipient number DGR: 51033.) the balance and residue of my estate to be used for the general purposes of the Service free of all duties, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

proportional bequest 

A proportional bequest will provide a gift to Redkite of a specific percentage of your estate.

Suggested wording follows: 
“I bequeath to Redkite (ABN 65 104 710 787, CFN 12637 Additional information: ACN 104 710 787; Deductible Gift Recipient number DGR: 51033.) [insert percentage amount] to be used for the general purposes of the Service free of all duties, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”
 

bequests made to the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children

 
If you or a family member have made a bequest to The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, please be assured that Redkite and The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children are one and the same organisation.
 
Redkite was originally called The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children. The organisation was founded in 1983. In 2005 The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children in Australia in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia merged. They were joined by Victoria in 2007 to become a single organisation trading under the name Redkite.
 
To help you attribute to Redkite bequests made to the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, please read our information on the The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children
 

further information

If you require any further information, please contact Cheryl Kirgan on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or ckirgan@redkite.org.au. Or find more information in our pamphlet here.
 

Redkite is a proud member of Include a Charity, a collaboration between many of Australia’s most respected charities. Its purpose is to engender social change by encouraging Australians to leave a charitable bequest in their Will.
 
Recent research indicates that almost a third of people would be willing to leave a gift in their Will once family and friends had been provided for, but only 12% of Australians actually do. We want to encourage more people to think about this special form of giving. A bequest to a charity will help the good work live on and on.