Why leave a gift in your Will?
When you leave a gift in your Will, you'll be making sure that no matter how bad things get, there will always be a Lifeline for Queenslanders in crisis.
After looking after the needs of your loved ones, leaving a gift in your Will ensures the compassionate, meaningful values you carry through life will continue in the legacy you leave behind. Your very special gift will keep our future generations safe by preventing suicide.
Be the shining light in someone’s darkest hour.
As a child, Amanda was motivated, resilient and did really well at school.
Then things changed.
She experienced events at the age of 11 that no young person should ever go through.
Amanda could not cope. She felt she was “good for nothing” – and so began a series of very dark periods in her life, fighting this feeling whenever it bobbed to the surface.
These frightening times continued through to adulthood. But fortunately, Amanda discovered what she calls her “secret coping mechanism”: Lifeline.
Amanda has reached out to Lifeline frequently and is so grateful Crisis Supporters were there to listen.
“My calls to Lifeline are life or death.”
Amanda believes she would not be here to tell her story without Lifeline.
“Lifeline does care, they cared about me.”
“Every time I called Lifeline, and it was many times, I knew the counsellor on the other end of the phone cared about my life.”
Because Crisis Supporters saved her life “many times over”, Amanda has made the decision to leave a gift in her Will to Lifeline. Through her gift she wants to support Lifeline to train more Crisis Supporters to help other people in crisis and save lives.
Amanda knows that should she need Lifeline in the future, it will be there for her.
She encourages more Queenslanders to support Lifeline in their Wills, so Crisis Supporters will be there for future generations as they go through their darkest times.
“Lifeline must continue and answer all calls for help, just like they answered mine.”
“Our community would not cope without Lifeline.”
How your Will can save lives
When you leave a gift in your Will to Lifeline Queensland, your kindness and compassion will save the lives of thousands of Australians, for many years to come.
Whether the experience is an aftermath of a natural disaster or feeling desperate, a single conversation can give a person in crisis the strength to go on.
Suicide Prevention and Support
When someone in crisis is facing their darkest time, and thinking about suicide, making that call to Lifeline can be the difference between life and death.
You can help make sure that no matter how bad things get, there is always someone to answer their call. You can give Lifeline Crisis Supporters the training they need to talk with someone when they’re suicidal, keep them safe, and help them find a reason to go on.
Together, we can work toward creating a suicide-free Australia and keep our future generations safe.
Queensland communities are prone to disaster. And it is the weeks and months after bushfires, floods, drought, cyclones, pandemics and tragedy that Queenslanders really start to despair.
You can't prevent these disasters from occurring but you can make sure there is urgent support on the ground and over the phone, providing emotional and psychological first aid to vulnerable people in crisis affected communities.
Because of you, Queenslanders won't have to face grief, trauma and loss alone - during and after a crisis.
How to leave a gift in your Will
Types of Bequests
The type of gift you can leave in your Will to Lifeline Queensland depends on your circumstances and the legacy you’d like to leave behind. Even the smallest gift can make a big difference to people in crisis.
You may consider leaving a gift in your Will to Lifeline Queensland comprising of:
- the whole of your estate;
- a percentage of your estate;
- the residue of your estate; or
- a specific gift.
“I .......... give .......... to Lifeline Queensland (ABN: 28 728 322 186) (or any predecessor or successor of it), to be applied for its general purposes. I declare the receipt of an authorised officer of Lifeline Queensland will be sufficient discharge of the bequest to my Executor / Trustee.”
Lifeline Disaster Relief
“I .......... give .......... to Lifeline Queensland (ABN: 28 728 322 186) (or any predecessor or successor of it), to be applied for its disaster relief work. I declare the receipt of an authorised officer of Lifeline Queensland will be sufficient discharge of the bequest to my Executor / Trustee.”
Who to contact about gifts in Wills
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Lifeline Queensland or would like further information or support to organise getting your Will finalised, please contact our Gift in Will team for a confidential discussion on 1800 961 881 or email [email protected]
If you have included a gift in your Will to Lifeline Queensland, we would be grateful if you would kindly let us know. We often receive unexpected gifts and would love to have the opportunity to say thank you and talk to you about how we can acknowledge your kind and generous support. Call us for a confidential discussion or fill in the contact form below.