Make a gift in your will
A Bequest or Gift in Will to the S&CF will make a real difference to the lives of Australians facing skin cancer, melanoma or skin disorders. It is an extraordinary act of generosity that will provide ongoing support for outstanding patient treatment, ground breaking research and furthering the education and training of doctors and registrars.
Your gift will have a positive and long lasting effect and will leave a true legacy in your name.
How your gift will make a difference
Gifts in Wills have a significant impact on the work we do, helping fund our world class research and to educate doctors, registrars and healthcare workers to create expertise in dermatology and patient treatment and care.
Additionally, your support can help pay for the clinical treatment of those patients who need it, yet cannot afford it themselves.
This work is conducted at the S&CF in Melbourne's Biomedical precinct.
Help us continue our life changing work.
Making a bequest in your will is very simple, and very rewarding
The process of making a gift in your Will is very simple.
If you already have a Will, then all you need to do is add a codicil. This is a supplement to the Will that puts into force your decision to make a bequest to the S&CF.
If you do not have a Will or a solicitor, one option is to see the Public Trustee, and they will draft one for you. There is a Public Trustee office in each State & Territory.
HOW TO LEAVE A GIFT iN YOUR WILL
While there are many ways to leave a Gift in your Will, the most common are:
- A residuary gift; this amounts to whatever remains in your estate after your loved ones have been taken care of.
- A pecuniary gift; this allows you to leave a fixed amount of money from your estate to the S&CF.
- A percentage; allows you to leave a nominated percentage of your estate to the S&CF.
The words to use
PLEASE TAKE THIS TO YOUR SOLICITOR for the inclusion of the bequest in your Will.
The words that you could use could be:
“I give and bequeath to the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, for its exclusive use, (specific percentage of my estate), or (a specific sum), or (specified items), or (the residue of my estate), free of all duties, taxes or deductions, and a receipt from an authorised officer of Skin & Cancer Foundation inc shall be a complete and sufficient discharge of the Executor(s) for this bequest."
YOUR WILL MUST BE SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF TWO WITNESSES, WHO MUST ALSO SIGN IN THE PRESENCE OF EACH OTHER, but your solicitor will make all the necessary arrangements for you.
Your solicitor might also want the following information about the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc:
- ABN 58 895 584 259
- Address: Level 1, 80 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
- Tel: (03) 9623 9400; Fax: (03) 9639 3575
The Foundation is registered as a deductible gift recipient (DGR), and is endorsed for charity tax concessions (CTC), by the Australian Taxation Office.
A codicil is an amendment to your existing Will and becomes part of your Will.
Please take this form of Codicil to your solicitor who will discuss it with you and engross it into a Codicil which accords with all necessary legal requirements.
CODICIL of ____________________________________________________ (your full name and address)
This Codicil is dated_____(day) of ___________________(month) __________(year) in all respects except that I add the following clause: I give and bequeath, free of all duties taxes and deductions, the sum of $ _____________ or (specific percentage of my estate), or (specified items), or (the residue of my estate), to the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc for its general purposes. And I direct that a receipt from an authorised officer of Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the Executor(s) for this bequest.
If you would like to discuss this with someone at the Foundation, or would like some more information, please contact our Fundraising officer, Katherina McArthur on 03 9623 9449.