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Leave a Bequest

A once-in-a-lifetime gift

Hands reaching down to hold Guide Dog's face with the sunset in the background

“My uncle lost his vision later on in life, and whilst he did not have a Guide Dog, I saw first-hand the effect vision loss can have on someone’s life. I have chosen to leave a bequest in my Will. I’m proud to know that I can help someone else enjoy life as much as I do; that they can still experience everything I get to experience even though they might not be able to see as well.” – Judith, Arnold Cook Society member and passionate supporter of Guide Dogs WA.

We rely on generous supporters who include a gift in their Will, known as a Bequest, to ensure the longevity of our organisation. The generous donations we receive through bequests enable us to continue to provide vital services to our clients, and ensure the ongoing sustainability of our organisation. By leaving a bequest to VisAbility Guide Dogs WA, you’re giving a gift that has the power to transform lives now and into the future.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of making a gift to VisAbility Guide Dogs WA, our Bequest Officers are here to help you. Please call on (08) 9331 8202 or email bequests@guidedogswa.com.au for information and assistance.

A gift of independence

When you leave a bequest to Guide Dogs WA, you can feel secure in the knowledge that:

  • You’re supporting one of Australia’s most trusted charities that has been operating for over 100 years,
  • Your gift stays in WA, and will continue to help West Australians, and
  • You’re helping us continue to provide life-changing services, which increase the quality of life for people who are blind or vision impaired and their families.

Your Will is one of the most important documents you will ever prepare. Through a legally valid and up-to-date Will, you can support the people and causes close to your heart and ensure your wishes are honoured in the future.

Providing for your loved ones is most important. After this, if you are able to leave a gift to Guide Dogs WA, you can contact our Bequest Officers on (08) 9311 8202 for the correct wording, or use one of the following clauses:

For a set monetary gift

“I give to Guide Dogs WA the sum of $… for its general purposes, and the receipt of the Treasurer or current officer of Guide Dogs WA will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.”

For a residuary bequest

“I give to Guide Dogs WA all (or stated fraction) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, whether real or personal, for its general purposes. The receipt of the Treasurer or current officer of Guide Dogs WA will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.”

If you wish to gift with a specific purpose or program in mind, or sponsor a Guide Dog puppy with your bequest, please contact our Bequest Officers on (08) 9311 8202 for the recommended wording. With puppy sponsorship, you will be given the opportunity to provide a name for the puppy, allowing your legacy to carry on for years to come.

Judith, an Arnold Cook Society member and passionate supporter of Guide Dogs WA

Judith, ACS member and
supporter of Guide Dogs WA

 

The Arnold Cook Society

By leaving a bequest for Guide Dogs WA or VisAbility, you can become a member of the Arnold Cook Society. This is an honorary membership in recognition of your generosity and commitment to leaving a life-changing gift in your will.

Together we can build a brighter future for West Australians living with blindness or vision impairment.

 

How else can I help?

In memory gifts

Celebrate the life of a loved one, whether it be a friend, relative or a treasured pet, by creating an in memory page through Everyday Hero. In memory giving allows the legacy of your loved one to support the lives of people with blindness or vision impairment in Western Australia.

Gifts in lieu – in memory

Family and friends can honour the life of a loved one by making a donation to Guide Dogs WA in their memory.

A donation to Guide Dogs WA in lieu of flowers at a funeral can be a very rewarding way to honour their memory. Donation envelopes are available on request, simply contact our Bequest Officers on (08) 9311 8202. Your family and friends’ generosity will open new worlds of freedom, independence and confidence for thousands of West Australians with vision impairment.

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