An eternal gift - in your will
Your love for the great beauty and diversity of our forests can last beyond your lifetime. A bequest to Environment East Gippsland is a lasting contribution to the protection of our forests and will help ensure their spectacular biodiversity is inherited by friends, family and future generations.
You can easily do this by inserting a paragraph in your current will, or asking your lawyer to include this bequest when you update your current will.
If you die without a will your assets and money (estate) will be settled according to the laws of the State who will in turn retain some of your assets. If no relatives can be traced, it may mean that your entire Estate goes to the Government.
Why Environment East Gippsland Inc?
We are a fiercely passionate group working solely for forest protection. All money goes directly towards the fight for our forests. We have runs on the board and we are where it matters - on the front line. Environment East Gippsland has a great team of supporters who have an incredible pool of collective skills.
Environment East Gippsland is an Incorporated Association registered in Victoria and is eligible to receive tax deductible donations.
You can inform us that you have included us in your will or keep your wishes entirely to yourself.
We maintain complete bequest confidentiality.
If you want to consider including the forests as one of the recipient in your will, please read on.
You can either insert a clause in your will or write a signed and witnessed codicil. This is an additional page to be attached to your will. Either way - you can use the following words:
"I GIVE - the rest and residue of my estate (OR) [insert details of a specific gift] (OR) [insert percentage]% of my estate free from all debts (secured and unsecured) and all duties and taxes (whether federal or state) payable in respect of my estate to Environment East Gippsland Incorporated (ABN 308 655 684 17) ("EEG") for its general purposes, and I DECLARE that the receipt of an authorised officer of EGG shall be a full and sufficient discharge of this bequest."
Whether you are making a new will or updating an existing one we strongly recommend you run the change past a legal professional for advice. This will ensure your will is up to date with current legal requirements, doesn’t contradict your existing wishes and when time comes to implement it, all goes smoothly.
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