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Solicitors
If your client chooses to leave a bequest in their Will to Australian Red Cross, you can use our suggested Will wording below.

For more information please email us or call 1800 811 700.

Executors
If you are the executor of a Will that includes a bequest to Red Cross, please email us or call 1800 811 700.

Preferred wording

The following are examples of specific wording recommended for leaving a gift in your Will to Red Cross. In all cases, the most important thing is your own peace of mind so we encourage you to discuss your Will with your legal advisor.

To include Australian Red Cross in you Will, you could include the following:

To donate a percentage of your estate:

"I give to Australian Red Cross (ABN 50 169 561 394), for its general purposes, free of all duties % of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from Australian Red Cross will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee."

or

"I give to Australian Red Cross (ABN 50 169 561 394), for its general purposes, free of all duties the whole of the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from Australian Red Cross will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee."

To donate a specific sum:

"I give to Australian Red Cross (ABN 50 169 561 394), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $ for which an authorised receipt from Australian Red Cross will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee."