Help us to keep caring - Bequest Program
Cherishing generations to come and past traditions, is a particular blessing of Anglican Care. In the 1950’s, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle observed that there would be an increasing need for aged persons. Allowing for flexibility of service delivery, a large parcel of land was purchased at Booragul which was to provide a secure place for care and support for the aged. In the 60 years since this visionary decision by the Diocese, the name has changed; the excellent standards of care have evolved, as has the complexity of issues facing those living so much longer. Anglican Care has continued to thrive, to become the innovative and progressive aged care organisation that it is today. Currently caring for 1000 residents and clients and employing 600 staff, this continued growth and expansion is in no small part due to the generosity shown by the many people who have not only donated their time and energy to Anglican Care, but also given monetary donations and bequests.
We are a not-for-profit, faith-based, community organisation. In conjunction with resident / client fees, the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing is our primary funding source. With an ageing population, the demand for aged care is growing, and the government will find it increasingly difficult to provide sufficient funds for the future, particularly in regard to the capital costs required to build and maintain our facilities.
By leaving a bequest to Anglican Care in your will, you will be helping Anglican Care to continue to upgrade existing facilities, establish new services in areas of unmet need, purchase equipment and introduce new models of care and lifestyle programs, all of which improve the excellent care and quality lifestyle of our residents and clients.
Anglican Care is very conscious of the priorities of family legacies. However, please consider including Anglican Care in your legacies by making a bequest. Bequests are not necessarily left by the very wealthy or those without beneficiaries. Bequests are also left by people who want to show their support for a particular organisation or cause. Your bequest (or gift) to Anglican Care can take many forms including cash or securities, real estate, life insurance policies, life income plans and annuities or trusts.
If you do decide to leave a gift to Anglican Care in your will we would love to know about it so that we can thank you personally, keep you informed on the work of Anglican Care and answer any questions you may have. Everyone who confirms a Bequest gift is made in their Will to Anglican Care will receive a framed certificate acknowledging their gift. When a Bequest gift matures, Anglican Care will appropriately acknowledge the support.
How you can help
Please decide what type of bequest you would like to leave. The main types of bequest are:
Residual - the remainder of your Estate once your family and other legacies are dispensed
Specific - a specified gift which can be money, property, or stocks and shares
Percentage or fractional - a bequest expressed as a percentage or fraction of your Estate
Whole estate - a bequest that comprises the entire Estate.
Please talk to your solicitor or add a codicil to your Will.
Your bequest to Anglican Care, no matter the size, will make a difference. Below is some suggested wording you can use as a guide.
“I bequeath to Anglican Care (for its general purposes) or (its research and education) or (for patient care and treatment) (a specific sum), or (the residual of my Estate) or (a percentage of my Estate) or (the whole of my Estate) free of all duties for which the written acknowledgement of the Chief Executive Officer of Anglican Care shall be sufficient discharge.”
We want to thank you for your consideration.
If you would like further information about Anglican Care’s ‘Help us to keep caring – Bequest Program’, please contact Kylie Jacques, Anglican Care’s Marketing & Communications Manager on 02 4958 0095.