Wills and bequests

How your Will can bring hope and healing!

Remember them, and they’ll forever remember you.


Imagine the joy you can bring to generations of the world’s poorest living with disability through a gift to CBM in your Will.

Your legacy will touch the lives of the most vulnerable people in so many ways -giving the gift of sight, helping straighten twisted limbs, keeping mums and babies safe and making sure people with disability aren’t forgotten when disasters strike. 


"I recognised immediately that CBM's work restoring limbs and sight was truly vital - and life changing for people!"

- Richard Godden, CBM bequest donor



A message from CBM Australia's CEO, Jane Edge.

three ways to leave a bequest



RESIDUARY
This is where you give what is left in your estate to CBM after all estate debts and expenses are met and specific gifts are made. It’s the simplest and most effective way to support CBM: 

“I give my residuary estate to CBM Australia (ABN 23 005 326 849) of 56 Rutland Road, Box Hill, Victoria 3128 for its general purposes.
“I also declare that the receipt of the authorised officer for the time being of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees.” 


PERCENTAGE
You can leave a percentage of your estate to CBM. This gives longevity to your Will because your gift won’t be influenced by inflation or changes in the value of your estate:

“I give [insert percentage]% of my residuary estate to CBM Australia (ABN 23 005 326 849) of 56 Rutland Road, Box Hill, Victoria 3128 for its general purposes.
“I also declare that the receipt of the authorised officer for the time being of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees.”

SPECIFIC GIFT
This is where you give CBM specific property such as real estate or an item of value (such as a painting), or you can make CBM the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. However, this gift will only take effect if you own the asset at the date of your death. You can also leave a specified dollar amount to CBM, but remember that, over time, the real value of a cash bequest may reduce because of inflation:

“I give [specified assets (such as real estate, shares etc.) or specific sum of money] to CBM Australia (ABN 23 005 326 849) of 56 Rutland Road, Box Hill, Victoria 3128 free of all duties and encumbrances for its general purposes.
“I also declare that the receipt of the authorised officer for the time being of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees.”


Thank you




Leaving a bequest is a big decision and we thank you for considering CBM in your Will. 

We sincerely thank you for your support and if you have already made the decision to leave a bequest to CBM, we would love to thank you personally. Give us a call on 1800 678 069.

More information




To request a copy of our information booklet on leaving a bequest to CBM or to answer any further questions, please call our friendly bequest officers, Denise Ferguson or Joy Martin on 1800 678 069. Alternatively, complete our online form on leaving CBM in your Will and we will contact you. We again thank you for your support and considering CBM in your Will.