Leave a Gift In Your Will
Never losing someone you love to heart disease
Our goal is for a future where heart disease is a preventable and treatable condition. Research will make that happen. Heart Research Australia supports research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease so we can reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on families and the community.
As first-stage research does not often qualify for government funding, Heart Research Australia relies on support from generous donors so our researchers can transform their ideas into life-saving treatments.
A gift in your Will, no matter how small, even a gift of 1% of your estate, will make a positive impact and help improve heart health for all Australians.
In the video below you will hear from some of our supporters and why they have chosen to leave a gift in their Will to Heart Research Australia.
How to leave a gift in your Will
Here are some easy steps to make or update your Will:
- Make an appointment with a solicitor for legal advice and to write or update your Will, or you can write your Will through Australian online Will writing platform such as Safewill.
- Ensure you provide for your family and loved ones.
- Consider the type of gift you would like to leave for charity (such as a % of your Estate of specific amount). Use our correct name (Heart Research Australia) and ABN number (62 002 839 072).
- Name an executor to administer your estate.
- Sign your Will (while witnessed), and keep it in a safe place.
- Please let us know. We would love the opportunity to thank you and keep you informed.
Click here to download our Gifts in Wills brochure, for more information about our work, about the type of gifts and suggested wording.
Heart Research Australia is now partnering with Safewill. Easily write your legal and bespoke Will online. Find out more and benefit from the offer of 50% discount when writing your Will by visiting www.safewill.com.au/hroz
During Include a Charity week between 4-10 September they even offer a FREE Will to our supporters.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions at all please contact:
Diane van de Merwe, Philanthropy Manager
Phone (02) 9436 0056
Join our “Breakthrough Partners”
Breakthrough Partners is a community of like-minded people who support heart research through a gift in their Will.
If you have left a gift in your Will, then we would love to hear from you so we can thank you and keep you informed. You will receive our bi-annual newsletters with the latest research and invitations to occasional events.
Meet some of our amazing Breakthrough Partners:
“I had a mitral heart valve operation back in 1995. That successful surgery was only possible thanks to advances in heart research. I am grateful to the generous donors who invested in the research that supported my life saving surgery.
The past decades I have been able to spend with my family and friends, and I cherish the memories I’ve created over that time.
I decided to support Heart Research Australia through regular contributions and realised I could do more by leaving a gift in my Will. It’s wonderful to know that my legacy will help fund future advances in heart research and could save many more lives just like mine.”
I have been a regular donor to Heart Research Australia for several years. My father and several grandparents died early due to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) so I have a special interest in the causes, lifestyle factors, treatment and prevention.
As a high school PDHPE teacher, I am aware that CVD is still the major cause of death in Australia and as such affects a majority of the population, either directly or indirectly. I believe that research into prevention and early intervention is vital so after reading and hearing more about the research, focus and clinical stories from Heart Research Australia, I decided that I needed to take my commitment to another level and include a bequest in my will.
It is a real privilege to be able to provide financial support to such an invaluable organisation, which is devoted to ensuring a better quality of life for Australians of all ages, now and into the future.”
“As someone who had directly benefitted from the research that was pioneered by Heart Research Australia’s researchers, I’m living proof that research saves lives.
As the proud grandfather, I want to do whatever I can to ensure that by the time they are my age, people will no longer have their lives cut short by heart disease. That’s why I made the decision to leave a gift to Heart Research Australia in my Will.”
Richard J. Farrar
“My story started at home in Pymble NSW, preparing for a business trip when I noticed a tightening in my chest. This rapidly developed into a cardiac infarct. Fortunately, my wife was home at the time, called the ambulance and gave me an angina tablet. I had a 95% blockage on my Left Anterior Descending artery and needed bypass surgery. After 5 weeks in hospital I was happy to go home. It turned out I was one of a very small percentage that survived an LAD blockage.
That was 33 years ago. How things have changed thanks to research and technology discoveries. Surgical intervention now happens so quickly!
I am enjoying life with my wife, daughter and grandchildren and am very thankful for that. I’m fortunate to enjoy a very active life in retirement playing golf, swimming, travelling and playing bridge.
I’ve left a gift in my Will because I would like to pay it forward. It’s reassuring to know that my legacy will contribute to heart research that will help more people survive heart disease.”