Bequests

Bequests

Have you considered leaving a bequest or gift in your will to Icon Cancer Foundation? Your support will help Icon Cancer Foundation improve access to clinical trials for patients, and enable doctors and nurses to initiate trials.

After caring for loved ones in your will, you may consider leaving part of your estate to a charity of your choice. By leaving the Icon Cancer Foundation a gift in your will, regardless of size, you will be leaving a lasting legacy that will be greatly received.

You may choose where you would like your donation to be used, either on a specific trial or cancer type, or for a particular patient support initiative.

There are varying gifts you may choose to leave in your will, with the main ones including:

  • Residual, where after you have nominated gifts to your loved ones the remainder of your estate is donated.
  • Percentage, where you determine a percentage or fraction of your estate to be donated which means the gift isn’t affected by changes to your estate over time.
  • Specific, where you specify exactly what you would like to donate from your estate.
  • Whole, where you leave the entirety of your estate, which is usually when there is no other family or friends that you would like to leave a gift to.

It’s important that you speak with a solicitor when including a bequest in your will. Please find below some wording you may wish to provide your solicitor.

Pecuniary or Specific Bequest:
I leave to Icon Cancer Foundation of Level 1, 22 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Charity Registration Number: (CH1854) Charity ABN: (77 050 408 878) (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Residuary Bequest:
Icon Cancer Foundation of Level 1, 22 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Charity Registration Number: (CH1854) Charity ABN: (77 050 408 878) (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

If you would like to discuss the idea of leaving a bequest with Icon Cancer Foundation in more detail, please contact us.