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Why leave a gift to a charity?

Everyone wants to leave the world a better place. Including a charity in your Will allows you to do just that, ensuring your life will give lasting meaning to others. It ’s a very popular choice for many people wanting to make a donation to their favourite causes, that otherwise may not have been able to do so.

Supporting charities like Feros Care means we can make a real difference in the world on your behalf, helping those who are suffering or vulnerable to live happier, healthier, more connected lives.

It’s a very simple process. You don’t need to be wealthy - even a small gift from your estate can transform lives, so that we can end the devastating loneliness suffered by thousands of Australians.

What a powerful legacy that is.

Be Someone For Someone through your legacy

Be Someone For Someone is a charitable initiative founded by Feros Care to tackle the growing epidemic of loneliness and its life threatening effects. Our impactful, 21st century programs create joyful opportunities for those suffering alone to reconnect with their community and access the tools and resources needed to enjoy meaningful friendships. But there is so much work still to be done.

We don’t think anyone should be lonely and we’re sure you’ll agree. You may have experienced loneliness yourself or witnessed how it imprisons others. Or you may just share our passion for a more connected world and our vision for a future without loneliness.

Either way a gift from your estate means that we can help others out of devastating isolation. With your gift, we’ll be tackling loneliness, together.

Where does your gift go?

The power of your legacy means that more lonely and isolated people will enjoy vital companionship and connections. More people will feel valued and be able to give value to others, like they belong again.

Why? Because your gift will allow us to continue our work, raising awareness of the issue of loneliness, activating the innate social skills of caring and connecting inside us all and expanding our programs to reach more people; helping those that need it most.

High impact 21st century programs

Your gift means we can offer more places in our life changing social programs, such as the Virtual Social Centre, In Great Company, or Let’s Get Technical, and to innovate and expand our programs to new groups and new locations. All our programs are co-designed and based on insights from the people who participate, resulting in fresh, innovative ways that really help people out of their loneliness, one by one. Take a look to see their impact.

Inspire and support community activities

We know we can’t tackle loneliness alone. It takes a whole of community approach. Because of you, we can increase our work at a local level, educating, inspiring and activating communities to come together to tackle loneliness in our neighbourhoods, where it lives.

In 2019/20, 1,500 lonely isolated seniors felt the love of friends and strangers through our community-based campaigns such as our More the Merrier Christmas campaign and 1,000 Notes of Friendship.

Research

Because of you, we can keep up the important research and work with others to co-design and implement programs that address loneliness in innovative ways, in areas where we can make the biggest impact. The Be Someone For Someone Loneliness Framework has been developed from almost 300 studies of the loneliness landscape. Your support means we can continually increase our knowledge of loneliness to stay ahead and stop it growing.

Advocacy and education

Because of you, we can continue advocating and educating. To tackle loneliness effectively, governments, organisations, and communities need to work together to change policies, share ideas and pool resources. Your support allows us to drive understanding and partnerships so that we can tackle loneliness together.

How to leave a gift in your will

Including Feros Care in your Will is very simple. Just follow these simple steps:

Step One Include family and loved ones in your decision

Having an up-to-date Will ensures that your estate is given to the people and causes you care about the most.

It is important to talk to the important people in your life about your decision to leave a gift in your Will to Feros Care. This may include loved ones, friends and the Executor of your Will. This is to help them understand and support your decision.

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Step two Decide on the bequest you would like to give to Feros Care

There are several options you can choose from. Most people like to nominate a gift of a specific dollar amount (Pecuniary or Specific Sum).

You can also consider a residuary gift, leaving the balance of your estate (the residue) after you have made provisions for your loved ones, or a percentage gift where you decide what proportion of your estate you’d like to leave.

Pecuniary or specific sum

A pecuniary or specific sum is where you nominate a gift of a specific dollar amount.

Residuary

A residuary gift is means leaving the balance of your estate (the residue) after you have made provisions for your loved ones.

Percentage

A percentage gift asks you to decide what proportion of your estate you’d like to leave.

Step three Advise your legal representative or solicitor of your gift in writing

Once you have decided the type of gift you would like to make, it’s time to have it written into your Will. You may choose to do this by advising a professional such as your solicitor, or Public Trustee, who will do this for you. The following is an example of commonly used wording to include in your Will or as a Codicil to your Will:

I give to Feros Care ABN 50 104 452 271, to be applied for the purpose of supporting vulnerable people in the community and/or activities that tackle loneliness (OR a specific purpose to be stated)

A. the sum of (specified sum) OR
B. the residue of my estate OR
C. (specified percentage) of my estate/residuary estate

free of all duties and taxes and the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).

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Download our Gift in a Will guide

Our free guide contains everything you need to know about leaving a gift to a charity in your Will.

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A personal touch

We understand that what happens to your estate is deeply personal. And to entrust us with your legacy is not a decision to take lightly.

If you’d like to get to know us better before taking that step, there’s nothing we’d like more.

You can speak to the Head of Be Someone For Someone, Jo Winwood or a Feros Care Executive at any stage, to hear more how your legacy will live on through our work or answer any questions you might have.

We’re always here to talk.

Jo Winwood

Head of Be Someone For Someone

0475 970 763

You can simply call Jo, or you can fill out the form below and we’’ll get in touch right back.