Protected Forever – Leaving a Bequest
How your bequest helps
When you leave a gift in your will to the National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. (NPAQ), you are leaving a legacy for the future. By helping to protect our spectacular and unique wildlife and landscapes, you are helping to protect nature’s beauty and diversity. You gift will be used to continue the work the Association does in safeguarding Queensland’s national parks for all time. The Association, on behalf of all those who appreciate Queensland’s national parks, are grateful for the support of those who choose to leave NPAQ a gift in their will. After you look after your family and friends, please consider a gift to NPAQ to help us protect the special places you love, for your loved ones to enjoy forever.
Please click here for a brochure with more information about making a bequest to NPAQ, or contact our office (07) 3367 0878 for a copy.
Making a will is important
Making a will ensures your wishes are honoured. It is important for every person over the age of 18 to have an up-to-date and accurate will. Creating a new will ensures that the things you care most about are taken care of after your passing.
The National Parks Association of Queensland strongly advises that you consult with a professional legal advisor when preparing your will to ensure it complies with legal requirements and that your wishes are fulfilled.
If you decide to leave a bequest to NPAQ, a clause should be inserted into your will. We recommend the following wording:
“I give [insert description of gift – for example “25% of my estate”, “the sum of $10,000”, “the balance of my estate” or “the whole of my estate”] to the National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. (ABN 60 206 792 095) to be used for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of the Association shall be a complete discharge to my trustee.”
When naming NPAQ as a beneficiary be sure to use our full legal name: National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. and include our registered Australian Business Number (ABN): 60 206 792 095.
Your choice of gift
A bequest does not have to be a large amount of money. Financial gifts of any size can make a significant difference to our work. There are many ways you can tailor a bequest to suit your personal preferences and circumstances. The most usual types of bequest are:
- Percentage or nominated portion of estate: Your estate can be divided amongst a number of people and/or organisations.
- Residual bequest: You can provide for your family and friends first and leave what is left (the residue) to NPAQ.
- Property: NPAQ can receive all forms of property including shares and can be the sole beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
- Trust: Establishing a trust in your will allows a spouse or nominated person to use your property and receive any income derived from your estate during their lifetime. The capital can then be passed on to NPAQ.
- Cash sum: A specific cash sum is a common form of bequest.
Please let us know of your intention to leave a bequest
By informing us of your intention to leave a gift to NPAQ in your will, we can honour and thank you in your lifetime, and share with you how your gift will make a difference.
If you would like to discuss leaving a gift to NPAQ in your will, or to request a copy of our brochure, please contact Marika Strand at our offices on (07) 3367 0878 or [email protected]