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Gifts in Wills

A ray of light for the future

Leaving a gift in your Will

Thank you for considering leaving a special gift to support the future of public health in our region.

Writing a Will is an important way to make sure that your wishes are carried out beyond your lifetime. You can make sure that your loved ones are taken care of, and you may also choose to support a cause that is important to you.

As the official charity of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Brighter Lives contributes to equipment, training, research and facilities across our region’s public health services.

By leaving a gift in your Will you can help to ensure that funds are here to help, when help is needed.

A gift to Brighter Lives can be general or specific – for greatest need at the time, to tackle a particular health challenge, or for facilities, equipment or research. You can choose to assist a particular group of people or location.

We believe local money should stay local. Because all of us benefit – whether individually, or through the experiences of family and friends. It’s a belief shared by our community, our generous donors and our wonderful volunteers. You can be assured that your gift will stay local, as intended.

Here are different types of gifts you can leave in your will:
  • A specific amount of money or a specific item.
  • A percentage of your estate.
  • The residual – or remaining – value of your estate after specific gifts are allocated.
  • A percentage of the residual value of your estate after specific gifts are allocated.


General purpose vs specific purpose gifts

  • You may wish to leave a gift for a specific facility or location (e.g. Palm Island or Richmond).
  • You may wish to leave a gift for a specific cause or health issue (e.g. cardiac, palliative care).

Because the health service will change over time we do request that gifts not be overly specific – for example you may want to leave a gift for a cause that no longer exists in the future. We invite you to discuss your wishes with us at anytime.

Suggested wording

Specific-purpose gift Read More

In this example, you may wish to allocate your gift to a specific facility, town or health issue.

I give and bequeath to Townsville Hospital Foundation ABN 81 763 914 979 (description of gift) being for (purpose). A receipt by an officer of Townsville Hospital Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Optional extra text – you may also wish to include information about why you are giving this gift, in order to ensure your wishes are clear.

General gift Read More

I give and bequeath to Townsville Hospital Foundation OR Brighter Lives Here For You Here For NQ, ABN 81 763 914 979, (description of gift). A receipt by an appropriate Officer of Townsville Hospital Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.

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We understand that leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal choice and you don’t need to tell us about it. However, if you choose to let us know we’d love to talk to you about your wishes and acknowledge your generosity.

Please call our office on (07) 4433 1337, email brighterlives@health.qld.gov.au or use the Contact Form to set up a confidential discussion.

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