Make a Bequest
Gifts in wills
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will, a bequest, to help people in WA living with multiple sclerosis or many other neurological conditions. Your gift, whatever its size, will make a big difference to the lives of people living with neurological conditions in Western Australia.
People from all walks of life, and in varying financial circumstances, leave gifts to MSWA. Your gift, combined with those from other MSWA supporters, will make a powerful impact and help us to continue our very important work.
Every year thousands of people benefit from the many services that we provide including:
- Occupational Therapy
- Case Coordination
- In-Home Support
- Recreation and Socialisation
- Respite Services
- High Support Accommodation
MSWA has audacious goals to significantly increase the support we provide to people living with a neurological condition, including building new respite and high support accommodation facilities – so that eventually no young person with a neurological condition will have to live in aged care accommodation.
We are also committed to increasing our investment in research to find the cause and a cure for MS and other neurological conditions. Research provides hope for finding the cause and cure to these conditions. The construction of world-class facilities will ensure that people in need will receive the best level of emotional, social and physical care.
How to leave a gift in your Will
We encourage you to seek legal advice and to consider your family and loved ones when writing your Will. You can be very proud of your decision to leave a bequest to MSWA and we encourage you to talk about your plans with your family.
There are many ways you can leave a gift to MSWA in your Will.
Here are three examples of a bequest:
- The Residue – after providing for families and friends, you may decide to leave the residue of your estate (what is left) to MSWA.
- Percentage – leaving a percentage of your estate ensures that your beneficiaries are not affected by the changes in the size of your estate or by inflation.
- A Specific Sum – in its simplest form, a bequest is a specific sum of money left in your Will to be received by a beneficiary. It is important to note that the disadvantage of this is that it does not allow for depletion of your estate or for inflation. In this instance, it will be important to review your Will regularly.
Please let us know if you have decided to leave a bequest to MSWA so that we can make sure that we understand your wishes and how we might acknowledge your gift. We would also like to keep you up to date with our programs and invite you to see how our team works to help people across WA. Any discussions that we have with you and your decision to make a bequest will be kept confidential unless you say otherwise.
For more information on leaving a gift to MSWA, please call Marcia van Zeller on 6454 3126, or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Thank you for your support!