Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

With bookings now being finalised for special Community Wills Days in Toowoomba on September 27, and Stanthorpe on September 28, Red Cross is urging us all to support Australia’s first ‘Include a Charity Week’ from September 12-18.

Red Cross National Bequest Manager Ian Williamson says “Australia is one of the most charitable nations in the world, with almost three in four of us supporting a charity at some time during our lifetime.

“We hold morning teas, shave our heads, run marathons, dress in red, shake tins, bake cakes, hike thousands of kilometres and jump out of planes, all in the name of our favourite charities.

“When it comes to remembering these charities in our Wills, however most of us don’t do it; in fact only 7% of Australians leave a charitable gift in their Will.

“Gifts in Wills are worth almost $500 million a year to charities.

“Red Cross is supporting ‘Include a Charity Week’ to encourage more people to think about including a charitable gift in their Will, after they’ve taken care of their family and friends.

“A final gift in your Will to Red Cross” says Mr Williamson, “will help ensure Red Cross is still around for generations to come to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in our local communities.

“Every gift in every Will, however large or small, makes a difference.”

To help people prepare a simple Will with local solicitors for only $75 per person Red Cross has arranged a special Community Wills event at St Stephens Church Hall in Union Street Toowoomba on Tuesday 27th, and St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in Stanthorpe on Wednesday 28th September from 10am to 2pm.

For appointments and more information phone Nola on (07) 3367 4772 or email [email protected]

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