Giving a gift in your Will to St John Ambulance Victoria is a wonderful way to play your part in making this state a safer place. Your final gift will make a difference for generations to come.
If you considering leaving St John a gift in your Will, we thank you most sincerely. Of course, we expect that your loved ones come first, but after that, if you can leave even a small gift for St John, we will be tremendously grateful.
With a gift in your Will or bequest you will be helping us continue to provide care for all Victorians through our First Aid Services and Community Programs.
For generations, St John volunteers have been providing First Aid during emergencies such as bushfires and at public events large and small. This is work that must go on in the future but as a not-for-profit organisation our resources are always overstretched.
You can make a gift in your Will in several ways. Provided below are some of the most common forms of bequests.
Also known as a residuary gift: The residue of your estate is what remains of the estate once all your loved ones and charges have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate.
Also known as a pecuniary gift: This is where you leave an exact sum of money to us. Of course, the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.
You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.
Here’s an indication of the accepted form of words that can be used to leave a bequest to St John:
"I give and bequeath the sum of $_____________ (or) __________ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows
___________________________________________________________________________________ and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or proper Officer of St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustees."
Fundraising, Grants & Trusts Manager
St John Ambulance Australia (VIC)
170 Forster Road
Mount Waverley VIC 3149