We want you to feel comfortable about your decision to leave a legacy in your Will to UNICEF Australia

That’s why we can offer you lots of support, from finding a solicitor to answering your
questions. There’s lots of information below, or in our free Gifts in Wills guide.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with our Legacy Fundraising Manager Melanie Verges.

 

Updating or changing your Will

Once you have found a solicitor, and decided what you would like your gift to be,
they may find the following wording helpful:
I give and bequeath free of all duties and taxes,

  1. The whole (or x%) of the residue of my estate
  2. x% of my estate
  3. The sum of $ (amount) or
  4. Details of specific asset(s) to Australian Committee for UNICEF Limited (UNICEF Australia) to be used for the general purposes of UNICEF and I declare that the official receipt of Australian Committee for UNICEF Limited shall be sufficient discharge of the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a will?
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An up to date Will is the only way to make sure that, after you pass away, your wishes are carried out. If you die without making a Will you are said to die intestate and your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined formula and maybe not for your family, friends and the issues you care about as intended.
How long does it take and how much does it cost?
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Writing a Will is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. It’s important to take your time, but once you’ve made your decision it’s simple. We recommend you consult your solicitor who can provide an estimate of cost and help you write your Will.
I don't have much money, what's the point in making a will?
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You don’t have to be wealthy to make a Will. You just have to make a simple decision. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, even with a small gift you can make an enormous and lasting difference to the lives of children.
Can I say where I want my gift to be used?
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Legacies provide UNICEF with vital funds for long-term planning and development. Leaving a legacy to a specific type of work or location might mean that we cannot fulfil your wishes if we are no longer doing that specific work or in a specific area in the future. Keeping your gift for general purposes enables UNICEF to use it where the need is greatest at the time.
I've already made a Will do I have to make a new Will?
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Your Will records your wishes at a particular point in time. It is advisable to regularly review your Will as your circumstances change so that it accurately reflects your current wishes. If your current Will still reflects most of your wishes, and you simply wish to make some additions or small changes, your solicitor can help you create a Codicil. It’s important to consult your solicitor to ensure the original Will is not affected.
Do I need to tell you I've included UNICEF in my will?
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This is entirely up to you. However, letting us know about your gift can help us plan our future work. Most importantly, we’re very keen to show our gratitude to you and keep you informed about our work with children around the world. Thank you.
Can my gift be confidential?
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Of course – all information you give to us is strictly confidential. Any information supplied to UNICEF Australia is protected by our Privacy Policy. 

Contact us

Please get in touch if you would like more information about legacy gifts. Simply fill out the form below or call Melanie Verges on 02 8917 3245. We'd love to hear from you.