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A life-saving legacy

By remembering Save the Children in your will, you can help transform the lives of future generations.

Why your gift is important

A gift in your will can help children long into the future. It doesn’t have to be a large sum of money to make a difference and, of course, we know looking after your loved ones and your family comes first. But, by finding a place to remember Save the Children in your will, you can help transform the lives of future generations born into poor communities around the world – including right here in Australia. 

"Children are our future, and we can't keep neglecting them. I had been supporting charities all through my 40s and I thought this was going to be a worthy one. A bequest is ongoing. It's a gift that keeps on giving. I think that's wonderful, marvellous. I wish more people did it!" 

– Save the Children supporter Dana, on why she decided to leave a gift in her will.

Your memory will live on and the world will be a better place for children because of it:

  • Children’s lives will be saved because they will have access to clean water, nutritious food and healthcare.
  • When their safety is threatened, and they are at risk of exploitation or abuse, children will be protected from harm. 
  • Children will get the education they deserve, so they can reach their potential and build themselves a brighter future. 
  • In emergencies, children will be protected and given support to rebuild their lives and recover from their traumatic experiences.

No matter where you are in life, choosing to leave a bequest to a charity like Save the Children can be one of the most fulfilling decisions of your life.

If you are preparing your own Will, Save the Children is a member of Charity Wills – a free online Will service.

To use this service, please visit www.charitywills.net.au/sca

Leaving a gift in your Will

If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will and would like further information, please fill out the form below or call (03) 7002 1743. Our Planning Giving Officer, Katie, will be happy to hear from you. 

Thank you for looking out for children now and into the future. 

Information for solicitors

Australians preparing their Wills today have the chance to build a brighter future for children tomorrow.

Suggested wording for a gift in your Will:

I hereby give and bequeath ___________________ (*insert details) to the Save the Children Australia, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton VIC 3053 ABN 99 008 610 035 to be used for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and/or Trustees.

Please contact us with any questions, and let us know if the Will-maker would like to receive more information about our work. You can find our suggested wording and instructions in our Gifts in Wills booklet.

Information for executors

As an executor, you are the nominated person who is responsible to carry out the instructions and wishes of the testator. Please contact us with any questions you have about administering a gift to Save the Children.

Please send the following documents relating to the gift:

  • A copy of the last Will, along with any codicils
  • Details of the next of kin so we can thank them
  • On completion of the administration, a copy of the estate accounts.

When you're ready to distribute the gift from the estate, please make a cheque payable to: Save the Children Australia. Please post the cheque to Gifts in Wills Manager, Save the Children Australia, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton, Vic 3053.

In addition to leaving a charitable bequest in your will, there are a number of other ways to honour a loved one with a charity gift to Save the Children.

Testimonials

Meet some of the inspirational supporters who chose to leave a gift in their Will to Save the Children:

 

Rosemary Allsop
Rosemary Allsop spent her working life as a teacher, and was dedicated to creating a healthier future for children. Rosemary chose to contribute a gift in her Will to Save the Children Australia, which has been used to build a new health clinic in Laos for around 4,000 children and their mums.

Liz Wilson
Liz is a teacher by profession and has always had passion for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote areas. She and her late husband Leo had a love of the outback and the western desert. She taught "bush education" for over 30 years in the Papunya settlement and all over the Northern Territory. She had to learn many Aboriginal languages and developed close relationships with Indigenous communities and a great respect for their culture.

"The work of Save the Children in remote areas is so important for the education of Aboriginal children and their communities. I am happy to know that I can honour my late husband's memory by leaving a gift in my Will. It is a continuation of what we have done all our working lives and what we believe."

The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society

The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society is recognition of those who have confirmed they have left a gift in their Will.

Your membership to the Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society entitles you to receive exclusive updates about our program work, including future plans and reports straight from the field. You'll also receive VIP invitations to our special events, talks and gatherings.

Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children in 1919. She was a most remarkable woman and revolutionary in changing the way the world treats children. She was not only dedicated to saving children's lives, but she placed her faith in the future of children to live their full potential, saying: "Every generation of children, in fact, offers mankind the possibility of rebuilding this ruin of a world".

It's Eglantyne's story that we are living today at Save the Children Australia. By investing in the future of children, you will also become part of her story, as you help children realise a better life for themselves and their communities.

The Eglantyne Jebb Society is a wonderful way to show your intended commitment to vulnerable children in years to come. Discover other ways to honour loved ones by making a charity donation in lieu of gifts.

"Eglantyne Jebb was a remarkable woman whose activities on behalf of children's wellbeing following World War I were extraordinary by any measure. She believed that all wars were waged against children and that children had rights to safety and protection, as well as the basic requirements for their life and development. She believed that we should claim rights for children and work for their universal recognition.

"Save the Children was established and her declarations later became the basis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child. She was a passionate and persuasive speaker on behalf of children and the need to fundraise for their wellbeing. A lasting contribution we can all make is through our Wills, knowing that we leave a legacy for important work to continue in the time that follows our inability to make a difference ourselves. Small or large, the legacy will see critical services for children's health, education and clean water provided. Is there anything more important any of us can do for the world's children of today and tomorrow?"

Kay Hallahan AO
Patron, The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society

 

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