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Wording for a bequest

Through our world class Delta Therapy Dogs program, the Delta Society aims to bring the benefits of pet therapy to the ill and infirm – children and adults in hospitals and nursing homes around Australia.

However, the Delta Society also has a number of other equally worthwhile programs designed to promote the human animal bond, including education for children on how to behave around dogs to reduce the incidence of dog bites, using pet therapy as a device for improving literacy in schools and education centres, and our vocational training course dedicated to teaching only positive, reward based methods for dog training.

To ensure your gift goes to where it is needed most we recommend you use the following wording for a bequest.

"I bequeath to Delta Society Australia Ltd ABN 81 078 280 592 of Shop 2 / 50 Carlton Crescent Summer Hill NSW 2130 for its general purposes:

(i)             a specific $___________ amount or gift or property _______________ or,

(ii)           a percentage of my estate _____% or,

(iii)          the residue of my estate

free of all duties, and I declare that the receipt of its treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executor.”

It is also possible to leave a gift for a specific purpose. (e.g. The Delta Therapy Dogs program). If you are interested in doing this please contact Delta or your solicitor.

It takes a few minutes to leave a gift in your will, but provides a lifetime of memories to everyone you help. We recommend you discuss this with your solicitor or trustee company who can provide direction. We also recommend you discuss this with your family and loved ones so there are no surprises at an already difficult time.