Your gift of hope for future generations.
This is Ethan, my beautiful son, who sadly lost his life just over 5 years ago. This is a cherished photo of Ethan with my father, they had the most beautiful relationship.
When Ethan was born at 26 weeks he was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf and having severe cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Alliance helped us in every aspect of Ethan’s life, from eating to sleeping. We would spend at least 3-4 days a week if not more at the then, Spastic Centre. It became our second home.
Losing Ethan devastated our lives and we all hope for prevention and cure–so why not aim for that?
A donation in your Will can help fund for crucial therapy and ground-breaking research which one day can prevent children like Ethan from being born with cerebral palsy.
Message from Shannon Clough
Thinking about leaving a gift in your will to Cerebral Palsy Alliance?
If you’ve already started to think about your personal legacy, and the possibility of including Cerebral Palsy Alliance in your will, we can’t thank you enough for considering us.
Naturally, looking after your family and friends comes first. All we ask is that after remembering your family and friends, you consider leaving a gift in your will to Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Most bequests are made by ordinary, hard-working people who want to make a positive difference to their community.
Over 70 years we’ve helped 158,000 children, teenagers and adults living with a disability and nearly half a million family members. Without the support of kind-hearted people like you who remembered Cerebral Palsy Alliance in their will, thousands of those families would not have received the support they desperately needed.
A gift in your will, a bequest, for cerebral palsy therapy services will help us to continue to provide the multitude of services required for this life-long condition, and to enhance people’s lives so that they may live it to their fullest and achieve goals they never thought possible.
Or you may prefer to leave a bequest for cerebral palsy research to help ensure groundbreaking research is translated into real and valuable treatments, and ultimately even a cure and prevention of this condition.
Leaving a bequest is the most paramount present you can give to the children, adults and families who live with cerebral palsy and our future generations. Thank you for considering doing that and for sharing our vision of building futures for people living with cerebral palsy.at.
Message from Rob White, CEO Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Wording for including Cerebral Palsy Alliance in your will
We recommend that you speak with a solicitor or trustee company to ensure that your wishes are properly expressed using the suggested legal wording for your will, as per below:
“… to be used for the general purposes of Cerebral Palsy Alliance (ABN:45 000 062 288) and I DIRECT that the receipt of the public officer or other proper person for the time being of this organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee for the payment of such benefit.”
Name – Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Address – PO Box 6427, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086
Phone – 02 9975 8000
Fax – 02 9451 5209
(Simply substitute The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance if your intent is to support research. The ABN number remains the same).
Types of Bequest
There are a few different ways you can include a gift in your will, but we recommend a residual bequest. This type of bequest is a gift of whatever is left of your estate (or percentage of it) after all other gifts to family and friends, taxes and debts have been paid. It is the ‘residual’ that can then be allocated as a bequest to us.
McLeod Wheel of Friends
When you include Cerebral Palsy Alliance in your Will, you become part of the McLeod Wheel of Friends named after our founders, Neil and Audrie McLeod.
As a way of thanking you for being part of such a special group of people, you will be invited to special events where you will hear interesting and entertaining speakers and meet other people who share your act of generosity.
Please watch the video of our lastest event. It was a wonderful opportunity for our kind-hearted supporters to have a cup of tea with some like-minded people and learn more about the world class therapies and research that could not happen without their support.
You will also be honoured with a unique masterpiece designed by one of the participants at our Arts Workshop.
“The rugged determination of my wonderful friends who live with the effects of cerebral palsy every day inspired me to become involved in their cause.
The work of Cerebral Palsy Alliance is truly magnificent – as is the dedication of every parent and carer, and the courage shown by people with cerebral palsy – and I feel that if I can put a little bit of weight behind the efforts to improve therapies and ultimately find a cure that would be a great thing.
I truly believe that my generation, by remembering Cerebral Palsy Alliance in our ‘final document’, can help liberate future generations from the limitations of cerebral palsy.
I urge you to consider joining me in leaving a bequest in your Will.”
Message from Thomas Keneally AO, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Ambassador and Australian novelist, author of Schindler’s Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg.
Please contact our Gifts in Wills team for more information about including Cerebral Palsy Alliance in your Will.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion with someone about leaving a bequest, then please get in touch with our Gifts in Wills team at:
T 02 9975 8000
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
Include a Charity coalition
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is proud to be part of Include a Charity – a coalition of over 130 charities working to change the way Australians think about including charities in their will.
Live On was the message of the Include a Charity Week this year (5-11 September 2016) with Australians being encouraged to make a positive and lasting difference after they are gone.