Leave a Gift to Tresillian in your Will


Leaving a bequest in your Will is an enduring way to help fulfil our mission to ensure that every child has the best start in life. Your generous gift will allow more parents to receive trustworthy, practical advice to care for their precious ones.

Including a bequest in your Will is simple. You can either include it when you or your solicitor write your Will or add an amendment to an existing Will.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a sum of money or particular items that are given as gifts upon death. Making a bequest in your Will offers you the chance to help others long after you are gone.

Types of Bequests

There are various forms of bequest you might consider, including:

  • Residuary – a gift that consists of the remainder of your estate (once family and friends have been provided for and any taxes and charges are settled).
  • Percentage – a gift in the form of a specified percentage of your estate.
  • Specific – a gift that is a specified amount of money or other items such as property, art or shares.

You may also donate a combination of the above gifts.

Who should prepare my Will?

Making a will can be emotional, but it is essential to make your wishes known.

We recommend that you speak to a qualified solicitor or legal practitioner about your Will to ensure it will be legally recognised and accurately reflect your intentions. It is also advisable to regularly review your Will to reflect any change in circumstances.

To include a gift to Tresillian in your Will, you may use the following wording:

I give... (please insert the appropriate statement from the following options:)

The sum of $[insert value or description of your gift]

The residue of my estate [insert number]% of the residue of my estate

to the Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers & Babies (ABN 28 521 424 723), now known as Tresillian, for its general purposes absolutely. The receipt of the authorised officer of the organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executor. If the organisation cannot receive the gift, the gift shall be made to the charitable organisation in Australia that my executor considers most nearly fulfils the objects I intend to benefit.


You can also create your Will online with Safewill

Safewill is an online platform that allows you to create a legally-binding Will in just a few clicks.

Simply prepare your Will online, submit it for review. Print and sign it!

If you have any questions, please contact us at donations@tresillian.org.au