A bequest is simply a donation in your will. It can take any form and can be tailored to suit your personal wishes.
Needing a wheelchair, walker or mobility assistance later in life can be frustrating, unfortunately for many of the children that Variety helps each year, this is a daily reality. By leaving a bequest, no matter how small, you will enable Variety to give these children a better quality of life.
Leaving a Bequest
The type of bequest you leave in your will is your own personal choice. You may choose to leave a percentage or the remainder of your estate, a specific item such as shares, property or artwork or a specified monetary amount.
Any amount left to Variety will be truly appreciated.
To leave a lasting legacy to special needs children and ensure that your wishes are accurately carried out, we recommend the following wording for your Will;
“I give and bequeath free of all duties to Variety Victoria the children’s charity, ABN – 80 145 257 414,
___________ % of my Estate OR the residual of my Estate OR
the sum of $__________ OR the specific item of ______________.
for its general purpose and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of Variety Victoria the children’s charity shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees”.
If you decide to support Variety Victoria in your Will you are under no obligation to inform us of your decision. However, if you do let us know your intentions it will help us plan for the future, understand your wishes accurately and thank you personally.
For further information on bequests please call Variety Victoria on (03) 8698 3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jeffery White House
Jeffery White was a long time supporter of Variety, and was a regular guest at signature functions such as the Great Grand Final Lunch.
After Jeffery passed away, his business partner Hank Span and his solicitor Lewis O’Brien identified Jeffery’s respect of Variety as an appropriate means of distributing funds left in his Estate.
In September 2006 this commitment became a reality when Hank and Lewis presented Variety a cheque on behalf of Jeffery’s memory for $925,000 to be used by Variety to buy the building in Port Melbourne outright.
This act of generosity will also fund an annual Grant to be presented in Jeffery’s name each year at a signature function.