Bequests

Every day a vehicle accident, sporting injury or simple fall results in another Australian being paralysed by a spinal cord injury. There is no cure and to date a spinal cord injury remains a life sentence.

Through your Will, you have the power to help us find a cure for this devastating condition so we can get people out of their wheelchairs and back on their feet. After family and friends, please consider SpinalCure Australia in your Will. Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.

For more information and a confidential conversation please telephone Duncan Wallace on 02 9356 8321.

Suggested wording for your will

Following is suggested wording for the various types of bequest:

Percentage of your estate

“I give _____ per cent of my estate to Spinal Cure Australia, ABN 66 064 327 448 for its general purposes, free of all death and estate duties. I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Spinal Cure Australia shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executors.”

Residual of your estate

“I give all the rest of my real and personal property whatever and wherever situated to Spinal Cure Australia, ABN 66 064 327 448 for its general purposes, free of all duties. I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Spinal Cure Australia shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executors.”

A percentage of the residue

“I give ______ per cent of the residue of my estate to Spinal Cure Australia, ABN 66 064 327 448 for its general purposes, free of all duties. I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Spinal Cure Australia shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executors.”

Specific gift

“I give the sum of $______ or named item_______(eg. property, jewellery, shares) to Spinal Cure Australia, ABN 66 064 327 448 for its general purposes, free of all duties.  I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of the Spinal Cure Australia will be a sufficient discharge for my Executors.”

A lasting legacy

Gwendoline Emmie Woodall lived a long life, seeing out her days on the Central Coast of New South Wales. She raised two sons, one of whom suffered a spinal cord injury. Sadly, Gwendoline was not known to SpinalCure in life but the tragedy of her son’s injury led her to leave her entire estate to help in our work. We are humbled by such selflessness and will ensure that her substantial bequest is put to the best possible use in the search for a cure for spinal cord injury.

July 2012

A lasting legacy

Ellice Britcliffe and George Corness
Ellice and George

The late Ellice Vivienne Britcliffe has generously donated a large part of her estate to SpinalCure Australia. Mrs Britcliffe was originally from Launceston Tasmania but more recently lived in the Tweed Head district of northern NSW. She was an ex-army medical corps during the second World War and was affectionately known in her local community. Following an accident confining her to a wheelchair, she was a strong believer in stem cell treatments having allegedly been given procedures to help improve an ulcerated leg. Till her death at 86, she remained an enthusiastic shopper and therefore known to the majority of retailers in Tweed City Shopping Mall.

Mrs Britcliffe’s deceased companion George Corness (with whom she shared a long partnership) was ex Royal Navy (RN) Petty Officer and became a successful rigger after joining the Australian Merchant Navy. While still in the RN, he was given special leave to search for his brother Jack, whom he finally found in a prisoner-of-war camp near the Burma-Siam Railway.

SpinalCure is extremely grateful for Mrs Britcliffe’s bequest and will ensure it goes towards high calibre research that will help people with spinal cord injuries.

March 2011