Making a will is one of the most important documents you will make in your lifetime.

It ensures everyone receives exactly what you intended.

Wills can be complex so it’s important to seek legal advice to ensure your will is legally correct and your wishes are followed accurately.

We’d love to hear if you’ve chosen to include us in your will – but you don’t have to tell us. If you do choose to let us know, we’d really just like to say thank you.

Decide on your gift

Leaving a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support Brightwater.

There are a number of different ways you can remember Brightwater in your will, depending on your circumstances.

  • Share of your estate, 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.
  • Fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It may be of interest to note that the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.
  • A specific gift. You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which could be sold (if appropriate) to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art, or a piece of jewellery.

Our commitment to you

  • We will honour your wishes
  • We will use your gift honestly, ethically and where it will have the most impact
  • We understand that you might change your mind – circumstances can change and you have the freedom to reconsider your decision at any time
  • We will honour your privacy by not sharing your information
  • We will continue to keep your family connected to how your gift is making a difference
  • Your gift will be used in Western Australia

If you would like your gift to go towards a specific area of our work, we are happy to discuss this with you.

You can contact our Fundraising Team on 1300 223 968 if you have any questions about including a gift in your will.