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Red Cross' National Solicitor Network offers a reduced charge from $150 to prepare a simple Will. We provide referrals to qualified solicitors who can help you create or update your existing Will at a reduced cost.

If your Will has more detailed provisions that require complex planning, it is up to the solicitor to determine the appropriate fee for your Will.

If you are intending to leave gift in your Will to Red Cross and you would like to be referred to a solicitor from our network, please fill out the contact form below or call 1800 811 700.

Each person has to have their own Will. The service cost is $150 per Will.

Our National Solicitor Network referral program is available to those intending to leave a gift in their Will to Red Cross.

Including a gift in your Will to Red Cross, no matter how big or small, will help people in Australia and overseas continue to get the help they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. Close to one in every five dollars donated to Red Cross comes from gifts in Wills. It's an enormous contribution, for which we are very grateful. And at Red Cross we believe in the power of humanity - and the power of people like you.  People who want to pass on the values that they hold dear and make a difference for those who are facing poverty, disaster and loneliness.

We recognise that your first priority when making a Will is to provide for your loved ones. Many people find that even after they've done this they can leave a gift in their Will to charity.

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support Red Cross. There are a number of different ways you can remember the Red Cross in your Will.

You can leave share of your estate
A good way to help is to leave a proportion of what is left of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones. This type of gift is (known as a residuary bequest) is easy to add to add to an existing Will without interfering with specific sums you have left to family or friends. It also has the advantage that it will not be affected by inflation. Just a small percentage of 1 - 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.

You can leave a fixed sum of money
You may wish to leave us a fixed sum of money (known as a pecuniary bequest). Please remember that this type of gift does not allow for changes in your circumstances or inflation.

You can leave a specific item
You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.

We'd ask that you keep your bequest quite general so it's easier for us to fulfil your wish. We suggest that you direct your bequest to the everyday work of Red Cross, to help the most vulnerable people.

It's your decision, however by letting Australian Red Cross know about your bequests you'll help us plan better and it will also give us a chance to thank you.

If you would like to let us know of your decision to include Red Cross in your Will, please call or fill out the bequest contact form.

If we can help you with bequests, leaving a legacy in your Will or donating in memory, please call 1800 RED CROSS (733 276) or email us.

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