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Remember us in your will
Please remember us in your will and ensure that your values live forever.
Why include Union Aid Abroad in your Will?
In the world today, 1.3 billion people earn less than $1 a day while 250 million work as child labourers. Unregulated globalisation is creating uncertainty for the weakest and most vulnerable. The pressure on families to survive under these conditions fuels child labour, puts children out of school, denies land to poor farmers, stops workers and communities organising around their concerns, throws those who protest in jail, causes devastating damage to the environment and creates refugees.
These are issues we can't ignore. They are issues that challenge us to work together - as workers globally - to help solve. Importantly they are not issues to which we don't already have lots of answers.
Union Aid Abroad was established in 1984 by the ACTU as a way that individual workers could be directly involved in the fight for justice and equity in the world community.
Through training teachers, nurses, midwives, agricultural extension workers, mechanics and electricians, by teaching OH&S to workers, HIV/AIDS prevention to communtiy health workers and media training for indigenous journalists, by strengthening workers' organisations and by fighting child labour, Union Aid Abroad is taking your desire for equity and human rights to many people in many countries where justice is still to be won and development is still a dream.
How to leave a bequest to Union Aid Abroad in your Will
When planning your Will, your first obligation is to your loved ones. However, an increasing number of people also like to leave a part of their estate to ensure that the ideals they strongly believed in during their life would continue forever after their death.
There are four ways you can leave a bequest to continue Union Aid Abroad's work.
- You can leave a specific amount of money. You can specify the amount you wish to donate, and if the size of your estate should later vary, you could later review your Will.
- You can leave a percentage of your estate. This will ensure your gift never becomes disproportionate to other parts of your Will if your estate changes over time.
- You can make an alternative gift. Should one of the beneficiaries of your Will pre-decease you, the share they would have received could go instead to Union Aid Abroad.
- You can leave the balance of your estate. After meeting all your personal commitments to spouse/partner/children/loved ones, you can leave the balance of your estate to Union Aid Abroad.
It is important you consult a solicitor or the Public Trustee when making a Will. Many unions provide free consultations for their members. When you do make or alter your Will, the following wording may be helpful.
Wording for your Will - Four ways to be Remembered Forever
Here are four possible ways to state, in your Will, the type of bequest you wish to leave.
- A specific amount of money:
"I give and bequeath to Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad Incorporated of Level 3, 377 - 383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia the sum of ($ amount) to be used for its general purposes."
- A percentage of your estate:
"I give and bequeath to Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad Incorporated of Level 3, 377 - 383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia (the desired %) to be used for its general purposes."
- An alternative gift:
"Should any beneficiary pre-decease me, or be unwilling or unable to accept the specified bequest, I give that portion of my estate to Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad Incorporated of Level 3, 377 - 383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia to be used for its general purposes."
- The balance of your estate:
"I give and bequeath to Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad Incorporated of Level 3, 377 - 383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes."
If you have already made a Will, you can simply update it by making a codicil - an additional clause. Whether you are making a new Will or just adding a codicil, it is best to consult a solicitor.
Please feel free to contact our Executive Officer Peter Jennings for further advice or discussion.
Peter Jennings at Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA
Ph: (02) 9264 9343
Fax: (02) 9261 1118