Suggested Wording for Your Will

The following wordings are provided only as guidance for donors to consider when making a gift under their Will to the trustee for Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc, which operates under the business name of Cancer Council Tasmania.

For a gift for unspecified purpose

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $……./or……..% of the balance of my estate to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift for an intended purpose

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate and it is my wish (without imposing any legal obligation whatsoever) that the gift be used for the purpose of (name intended purpose e.g. research, prevention or support services). The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a specific purpose

 “I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate for the purpose of (name specific purpose e.g. research, prevention or support services). The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift for research activities

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate for the purpose of research activities in keeping with the objectives of the Cancer Council. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift to be held in Trust for a Life Beneficiary with remainder (or part thereof) to Cancer Council Tasmania

“I give (insert amount or details) to my Executor upon trust to pay the income therefrom to (name of beneficiary) during his or her lifetime and upon said death of the said (name of beneficiary) to pay the capital to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc for its general purposes. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

Depending on the type of bequest, you may need to amend these words. You should discuss this with your solicitor.