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Leave a gift in your will

If you have made the important decision to leave a gift in your Will to The Salvation Army, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Use the sample bequest wording below to determine the specifications of your gift
  2. Attend a Salvation Army Wills Day or make an appointment with your solicitor to legalise your decision. If you are creating or updating your Will, we suggest you consult a legal adviser to ensure that your Will is valid and your wishes are expressed correctly
  3. Let us know if you have left us a gift in your Will - we’d love to thank you!
  4. Learn more about how your gift can change lives

Sample wording to leave a gift to The Salvation Army

If you are creating a Will or updating it, we suggest you consult a legal adviser to ensure that your Will is valid and your wishes are expressed correctly.

I leave to The Salvation Army <<**>> Property Trust the sum of $................/or percentage /or the whole/rest and residue of my estate (complete as appropriate) for its General Purposes (or other specified purposes+)

** Insert New South Wales / Queensland as appropriate – for Australian Capital Territory use New South Wales

+ If a bequest or whole of the residuary estate is proposed to be left for a specific purpose, or includes assets that may be subject to capital gains tax please contact us for more information.

Please note, while The Salvation Army cannot offer legal advice, we can answer your questions about the life-changing good a gift in your Will would do. Simply contact us on 1800 337 082 if you’re after a more specific clause or if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Alternatively you can download suggested bequest wording here.

How Solicitors can help The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has mutually beneficial relationships with many solicitors around the country.

Honoured Friend Solicitors assist the community by donating time to help people prepare simple wills, with proceeds being donated to The Salvation Army.

In return, The Salvation Army is able to refer people requiring professional advice to our Honoured Friend Solicitors. Other opportunities including pro bono also exist.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss partnering with The Salvation Army in more detail.

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