Bequest

Leaving a gift to COUCH in your Will can help to ensure the charity continues to make a difference in the lives of locals that are affected by cancer.

If you need to make a Will we suggest you obtain legal advice. Should you already have a Will, and wish to leave a gift to COUCH, all you need to do is add a codicil which is a short legal amendment to your existing Will.

A residuary gift made to COUCH means that a percentage or the remainder of your estate can be left to COUCH after you have taken care of your family and other beneficiaries.

Wording of your will

To include COUCH in your Will we suggest that you use the following wording (subject to legal advice):

Residuary gift

‘I give, devise and bequeath (insert either ‘all of my residuary Estate’ or the fraction or percentage of your residuary Estate that you would like to give) to Cairns COUCH Ltd (ABN 20 123 878 026) presently of 278 Hartley Street Cairns, Queensland to be applied for (insert either ‘its general charitable purposes’ or the specific purpose that you would like the gift to be used for).
Specific or monetary gift

‘I give and bequeath (insert particulars of the specific item being given or the sum of money being given) to Cairns COUCH Ltd (ABN 20 123 878 026) presently of 278 Hartley Street Cairns, Queensland to be applied for (insert either ‘its general charitable purposes’ or the specific purpose that you would like the gift to be used for).

Declaration

Regardless of whether you make a specific monetary gift or a residuary gift, after you make the gift in the Will, you should also include the following declaration:
‘In relation to that gift, I declare that a general charitable intent applies. A receipt signed by a person authorised by Cairns COUCH Ltd shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors, and my Executors are not obliged to see or enquire into the application of the subject matter of the gift made by me.’

On behalf of COUCH, thank you for supporting our charity – you will make a difference to the lives of others.



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