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Gift in will
leave a lasting legacy





"As a long-time contributor to the Christmas Bowl, I have left a gift in my Will so this support will continue."

- Margery Heard of Box Hill, Victoria

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By remembering the Christmas Bowl with a gift in your Will, you are making a unique commitment to projects with partners that make a real difference to people’s lives worldwide.

Your legacy to the Christmas Bowl, Act for Peace’s longest running-appeal, will help us to continue to provide aid and support to help people affected by poverty and conflict where it is needed most.

Download a brochure here with information about leaving a gift in your will.

The Christmas Bowl is a program of Act for Peace the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). Our supporters’ generosity enables us to respond immediately and effectively to people in need. Without you our work would simply not be possible. Whatever the amount, your contribution is invaluable.

There are several ways to leave a gift in your Will:

  • Residual of your estate - you can choose to leave the remainder of your estate, once you have provided for your loved ones.
  • Percentage of your estate - you can choose to leave a share of your estate.
  • Specified gift - you can choose to give a gift of a specific amount of money.
  • Specified property or possessions – you can choose to give real estate or other assets of value. 

If you have already made a Will

If you have already made a Will, but would like to include a gift to the Christmas Bowl, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a ‘Codicil’ and your solicitor can help you. For suggested wording for solicitors to include in a will in order to include a gift to the Christmas Bowl see 'Information for Solicitors' below.

If you have not already made a Will

If you do not have a Will at the moment, we strongly advise you to see a solicitor. Although you will have to pay a fee, you will receive professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are achieved.

If the time is right for you to consider leaving a gift to the Christmas Bowl and you require the specific wording to include us in your Will, please contact Andy at acorkill@actforpeace.org.au or call +61 2 8259 0833.

Information for Solicitors

Suggested wording to include a gift in your client’s Will:

I give to Act for Peace Limited, (insert here: residue / percentage of my estate) and declare the receipt of the Secretary or Treasurer for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Executor for the gift.

Act for Peace Ltd
Locked Bag Q199
QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING NSW 1230
ABN: 86 619 970 188

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