A gift in your will is a very real way to make a difference to the lives of those people supported by RSLWA.
Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to support the work of the RSL in Western Australia. A bequest is the ultimate gift for the future and RSLWA is very grateful for gifts both large and small.
Your thoughtful gift will help current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families in times of injury, illness and crisis. Your gift can be used to support our veterans when they need it most and to provide programs and facilities for RSLWA members in sub-branches around WA.
Every year, hundreds of veterans seek the assistance of RSLWA to help them with pension entitlements, financial assistance, crisis counselling, home and hospital visits and advocacy. These services are supported by donations and gifts in Wills from generous people who care about past and current members of our armed services and their families. We invite you to become one of those people who help make those services possible in the future.
You can make a gift in your Will of various types to RSLWA including:
A residuary gift – what is left of your estate once all other gifts and costs have been paid
A pecuniary gift – a gift of a specific amount
A percentage gift – a specific proportion of your estate
A gift of assets – gifts of assets such as shares, property or real estate
We encourage you to seek legal advice and to consider your family and loved ones when writing your Will. You can be very proud of your decision to leave a bequest to RSLWA and we encourage you to talk about your plans with your family.
The following wording can be used as the basis for a gift to RSLWA in your Will. You will also find suggested wording for specific clauses below along with information for Solicitors and Executors.
“I give to The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated (insert the details of your gift) and I direct that the receipt of the CEO of The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.”
Please let us know if you have decided to leave a bequest to RSLWA so that we can make sure that we understand your wishes and how we might acknowledge your gift. We would also like to keep you up to date with our programs and invite you to see how our team works to help veterans and members across WA.
Any discussions that we have with you and your decision to make a bequest will be kept confidential unless you say otherwise.
Solicitors & Executors
Our legal name
The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated
Our address and ABN
66 St Georges Terrace<br> Perth, Western Australia 6000<br> Phone: (08) 9287 3799 Fax: (08) 9287 3732
ABN: 59 263 172 184
Here are some suggested clauses for people who would like to include a gift in their Will to the RSL in Western Australia:
- Unspecified<br> "I give to The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated the sum of $_______ (or stated fraction) to be used for its general purposes and the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of that organisation will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
- Specified<br> "I give to The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated the sum of $______ (or stated fraction) to be used for the purposes of (name specific purpose, for example welfare assistance for veterans, facilities at a specific sub-branch) and the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of that organisation will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
- Residuary Gift in Will<br> "I give to The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated for its general purposes (or name specific purpose) all (or stated fraction) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate whether real or personal and the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of that organisation will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee"
For more information about including gifts in Wills to the RSL in Western Australia please contact Nola Keen on (08) 9287 3702 or email.