Bequests

Your lasting legacy

We all usually want a number of people to benefit from the legacy we can leave behind. First will be your immediate family; next, your other family members and close friends.

Beyond that, many people wish to leave a bequest that will keep their memory alive for generations to come. By leaving a bequest in your will to Samaritans, you will allow us to continue important work in the community assisting those most in need.

Samaritans cares for people in need from before birth to old age. Our mission is to support the disadvantaged and marginalised, those who fall through the cracks of our increasingly more demanding society.

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Listen to our former Chief Executive, Cec Shevels, share with you about why leaving a gift to Samaritans will benefit your community:

What types of gifts can I leave?

There are several different ways of making a gift to Samaritans in your will. These include:
Residual: After family and friends have been provided for, and any financial commitments are paid for, the remainder of your Estate can be left to a charity.
Percentage or fraction: A percentage of the estate could be left to a charity.
Pecuniary or specific: A pecuniary or specific gift clearly specifies the donation. It could be money, property, stocks, shares, or an item.
Whole estate: This comprises your entire Estate.

Where does my money go?

By choosing to leave a bequest to Samaritans you are leaving a lasting legacy that reflects your values, wishes and beliefs. The money we receive from gifts in wills goes to help vulnerable people with lifechanging support when they need it most.

A gift in your will could help us:

  • House young people experiencing homelessness, so they can continue their education
  • Empower people with a disability to gain independence
  • Support happy and healthy families
  • Mentor those recently exiting prison to get their lives back on track
  • Support grandparents raising their grandchildren

Suggested legal wording for your Will

Get in touch

For more information on how you can leave a gift to Samaritans, and to be mailed a Bequest Booklet please call Samaritans on 1300 656 336.

To leave a gift to Samaritans in your will, contact Samaritans on 1300 656 336 or fill out the form below.

Bequest Contact Form

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