Making a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland today will help us continue our vital lifesaving work into the future.
Cancer Council Queensland relies on the generous support of the community for funding and therefore heavily relies on bequests. Bequests are essential in making the long term commitment necessary to fund research, education and support services for cancer patients and their families in Queensland and to ensure that this will continue well into the future.
If you decided to leave us a gift in your Will, you will become one of our Lifetime Partners. We will keep you up to date with our activities and achievements, to recognise and thank you for your generosity.
Leaving a bequest
To leave us a gift in your Will, we recommend seeking advice from a solicitor or trustee company.
You may like to take advantage of our Free Will Service and our suggested wording for leaving us a bequest.
Choosing the right words
Suggested wording for leaving us a bequest
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 Cancer Council Queensland presently of 553 Gregory Terrace Fortitude Valley, 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 Cancer Council Queensland presently of 553 Gregory Terrace Fortitude Valley, 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).'
Irrespective of whether you make a specific or monetary gift or a residuary gift, after you make the gift in the Will, you should also include in your Will the following declaration – 'In relation to that gift, I declare that a general charitable intent applies, a receipt signed by a person authorised by Cancer Council Queensland 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.'
For solicitors, trust officers, estate planners and other professional advisers
- Cancer Council Queensland is NOT funded by either STATE or FEDERAL Governments, but relies solely on DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS.
- Bequests help Cancer Council Queensland continue to work towards eliminating cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, treatment, patient care, prevention and early detection.
Legal names and addresses
Cancer Council Queensland
William Rudder House
553 Gregory Terrace
Phone: (07) 3634 5100
Fax: (07) 3257 1306
Cancer Council Queensland is:
- ACN 009 784 356
- ABN 48 321 126 727
- Incorporated as a Public Company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act (2001) (Cth)
- Registered as a charity in Queensland - No. CH450
- A public benevolent institution
- Endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity
- Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
- Endorsed for GST concessions
(Endorsements are entered on the public register maintained by the Australian Business Registrar at www.abr.business.gov.au)
Offices at: Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Maroochydore, Bundaberg, Mackay and Southport.
For more information on leaving us a gift in your Will download our Bequest booklet (PDF, 521KB). You can also contact us in confidence. Call our Donor Relations officer on (07) 3634 5236.
Free Will Service
Cancer Council Queensland’s Free Will Service is available to people intending to leave us a bequest.
We provide referrals to qualified solicitors, who can help create your Will, or update your existing Will.
We will meet the cost of a basic Will. However, if your Will has detailed provisions that cause complex planning, the referred solicitor is entitled to charge you for the costs of preparing your Will, on their usual scale of fees. Find a solicitor in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I leave a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland in my Will?
To ensure the correct wording for a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland in your Will, view our suggested bequest wording. You can take this with you to your solicitor or trustee. They will be able to help you through the process and discuss the different types of bequests with you.
What type of bequest can I leave?
When making your Will, it's important to seek the advice of a solicitor or trustee company who will be able to properly go through the bequest options.
Types of bequests include:
A residual bequest: The remainder of your estate, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate, after your family, friends and beneficiaries have been taken care of. Since it isn’t affected by inflation, it is the best way to ensure Cancer Council Queensland receives the most help possible, while ensuring your loved ones are provided for.
Specific item or amount: You can leave a specific item in your Will such as houses, shares or land. You can also choose to leave a specific dollar amount.
Do I have enough money to leave a bequest?
Every bequest, no matter how large or small, makes a difference and goes towards the fight against cancer.
Can I specify the area that my bequest will go towards?
When you include Cancer Council Queensland in your Will, you can direct your donation towards general programs where there is a current need or select a specific program to direct your donation, such as research.
The work of Cancer Council Queensland is vast and varied and we are often required to respond to changes in knowledge, practice or treatments. Therefore, leaving a bequest towards ‘general purposes’ will give us greater flexibility to invest your gift where there is the greatest opportunity to diminish the effects of cancer.
If I make a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland, do I need to tell you?
If you have already left us a bequest or are considering doing so, please let us know. It helps us with planning and gives us the opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support.
I’m an Executor of a Will that includes a bequest to Cancer Council Queensland. What should I do with the bequest?
Please send the cheque, photocopy of the Will and a covering letter to:
Cancer Council Queensland
PO Box 201
Spring Hill QLD 400
Alternatively, you can bring the cheque in person to one of our offices.