An estimated 50% of Australians don’t yet have a valid Will. If you live in the Bunbury area and have been meaning to get your Will written or updated then this event may be of interest to you.
Our popular Bunbury Will writing event is being held again from Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 November in Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre. Local law firm Groven Legal are again very kindly offering to write simple Wills at a discounted rate of $140 plus GST for Guide Dogs WA supporters.
This is a joint event with the Cancer Council WA (link opens in new window) and bookings can be made by calling them on (08) 9212 4333 or you can come and find us on the day at Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre.
Kay, Iris and one of our wonderful Ambassador Dogs will be at the Bunbury Shopping Centre from midday Wednesday 29 November to the afternoon of Thursday 30 November so do please come and say hello if you’re visiting the Shopping Centre.
This is a popular event and does get booked up so we recommend that you make an appointment in advance.
Whilst we hope that some people will consider leaving a gift in their Will to Guide Dogs WA you don’t have to do so to take up this offer. The aim is simply to raise awareness of the option to support Guide Dogs WA into the future with a gift in your Will if you would like to.
Kay McIntyre, Senior Planned Giving Coordinator at Guide Dogs WA says all gifts in Wills received, whether large or small, help the organisation provide more life-changing Guide and Assistance Dogs to Western Australians who need them in the future.
“People often ask us where our Guide and Assistance Dog’s names come from. About a quarter of the dogs in the training program are named in honour of people who’ve left a generous gift in their Will to Guide Dogs WA. Recent recruits include Jasper, Mary, Beryl, Elle, Jan, Thia, Trevor, Holly, Aleck and Bernie. Sometimes the dogs are named after the person themselves, a loved one or beloved pet,” Ms McIntyre says.
“It is easy to leave a gift by simply including Guide Dogs WA as a beneficiary in your Will. Your gift will help provide more Guide and Assistance Dogs for Western Australians living with low vision, disability or illness,” Ms McIntyre says.
Further information about leaving a gift in Will to Guide Dogs WA can be found online at guidedogswa.com.au/gifts-in-will/ or you can speak to Kay on 9311 8285
• A simple Will does not include complex matters such as control of trusts, ownership of companies and business interests or blended families.