The Bernie Banton Foundation is Australia’s national asbestos disease support and asbestos awareness and advocacy organisation. We offer peer-based support, comfort, information and advocacy to asbestos related disease (ARD) sufferers and their loved ones; and awareness, education and advocacy relating to asbestos issues, Australia wide.
After providing for your family and friends, you may be wondering how to support the foundation with a gift in your Will.
The gift can take the form of:
a specific amount of money
an investment in perpetuity
a percentage of the estate
the residue of the estate
assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
a life insurance or superannuation policy
If you are able to help the foundation through a donation in your Will, you may wish to consult your solicitor, trustee company or the Public Trustee, whoever drafts your Will to insert a simple passage in it, so as to ensure such a bequest eventuates. If you wish to leave a part of your estate or a gift to the foundation, the following passage is recommended for insertion in your Will:
I give …………….. to the Bernie Banton Foundation.
I declare that the receipt of the Secretary, Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of the nominated beneficiary will be a full discharge for my trustee who will not be bound to see its application.