Bequests

Making a bequest to RMHC

A bequest is a gift made through a Will. You can choose to make it in the following forms:

* The Residue:

Is what is left after you have made provisions to your family and friends. You may choose to have this residue donated to RMHC

* A percentage:

Stating in your will that you wish to give RMHC a percentage of your Estate.

* A Specific Sum:

By stating in your will a specific sum to be donated to RMHC. NB: With this option, considering inflation and changes in circumstances it is necessary to regularly review your will.

How you can make a Bequest to RMHC

RMHC strongly recommends that you consult a qualified legal adviser as to making a Will. Whilst RMHC is not providing you with any legal advice the following provisions could be considered by your legal adviser:-

* If you wish to make a residuary gift:

“I give all the rest of my real and personal property whatever and wherever situated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia for its general purposes and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia shall be a sufficient discharge to my executor or trustee.”

* If you wish to donate a percentage of your estate:

“I give __% of my estate to Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia for its general purposes. The receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia will be a sufficient discharge to my executor or trustee.”

* If you wish to donate a specific sum:

“I give the sum of $______to Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia for its general purposes. The receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia will be sufficient discharge to my executor or trustee.”

After the Will (or “Codicil” – if you have amended your current Will) is made it would be appreciated if you or your legal adviser could provide to Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia either a copy of your Will or particulars of the relevant provision, the date of execution and the name and address of the executor or executors.

If you subsequently make any changes to your Will which effects that provision, it would be appreciated if you would notify RMHC.

Your original Will should be held in a safe place such as a bank or your legal adviser’s strong room. You should hold in your papers a copy of the Will with a notation on it as to where the original is to be found.

If you would like any more information or clarification on Ronald McDonald House Charities please contact:

Donna Tunbridge

National Fundraising & Communication Manager

Ronald McDonald House Charities

21-29 Central Avenue

Thornleigh NSW 2120

Or By phoning on: (02) 9875 6705

Or by emailing: rmhc@au.mcd.com