Bequests – a gift for the future of Guide Dogs
Bequests are the greatest commitment a supporter can make to Guide Dogs. Over the years, Bequests have allowed Guide Dogs to evolve and to meet the growing demand for our services. Whether large or small, every gift is greatly valued because it will help make a real difference to someone’s life.
It can be a daunting proposition to think of mortality and the importance of having a valid Will. However, it’s the only way to be sure that your wishes will be met. A Bequest is a gift and can be anonymous if you wish. It is an instruction contained within your Will that specifically reserves part of an estate for a particular beneficiary. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways to reflect your specific wishes.
An act of kindness that’s a lasting legacy
Your help is needed to provide independence and mobility to people with Vision Loss, along with safety and inclusion for children living with Autism.
We value every Bequest - large or small - because Bequests have the power to change other people's lives through the provision of much needed services.
You’ll be remembered for remembering us
By making a Bequest to Guide Dogs which can by anonymous, you are investing in something you will always be remembered by – with gratitude from every person whose life you improve.
This caring instruction within your Will specifically reserves part of an estate for a particular beneficiary, and can be made in a variety of ways, to reflect your specific wishes. You can define personal assets such as shares, bonds, property, a fixed sum (legacy), or simply a percentage (residue) of an estate.
It's a common misconception that only wealthy people leave money to a charity when they die. The reality is that most Bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to their community.
This level of amazing support keeps us going
Including Guide Dogs in your Will can be as much, or as little as you want. This very unselfish and generous contribution will go a long way to put the world at the feet of so many. A Will should be regularly updated and reviewed and stored safely with someone you trust.
When creating your Will, firstly provide for family and friends and then consider whether you can also include a gift to Guide Dogs.
We’d love you to be a Buddy For Life
Thank you for considering Guide Dogs as a beneficiary in your Will. If you choose to support us in this way, please let us know, as it will give us great pleasure to be able to recognise your gift in your lifetime by inviting you to be a member of our Buddy for Life Program.
Named after ‘Buddy’, the first Guide Dog ever trained, the program aims to ensure we represent the reverence of your relationship with Guide Dogs.
As a valued member you will be included in Guide Dogs’ events and presentation days at our Puppy Development Centre and your generosity won’t go unrewarded. It means we can continue to uphold Buddy’s legacy and carry on our work to improve the quality of life of people living with a vision or hearing impairment, and families of children living with Autism.
If you need more information about making a Bequest please contact us through our online contact form or by phoning Paul Morton, Fundraising Manager SA/NT 08 8203 8353
Your enquiry will be treated with complete confidentiality but do remember to seek legal advice from a solicitor or Trustee Company before making a Bequest.
Please download the information pack below for more knowledge on Bequests.
The official name of Guide Dogs is: Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT Inc.
(ABN 91 183 168 093)
For Solicitors and Executors
Please see below document for bequest information that may be of use to solicitors and executors.
Bequest Information for Solicitors and Executors