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How to Bequest

How to Leave a Gift to WIRES in Your Will

1) Make or Update Your Will

  • When making your will it’s important to consider the needs of your loved ones first.
  • After your loved ones are provided for, including a charity bequest in your will can ensure the causes you really care about are remembered as well. 
  • When writing your will we recommend you get legal advice to ensure your will is valid and that it will achieve everything you wish. 
  • If you need to make a will we recommend you consult a solicitor who is experienced in wills and estates and you should contact several solicitors to get an estimate of fees up front. 
  • For help finding a solicitor you can contact us or you can search the Law Society NSW website.

2) Decide Your Gift

There are many different ways you can leave a gift to WIRES after your loved ones have been provided for, examples include:
  • Leaving a percentage of your estate to WIRES to support native animals.
  • Leaving the remainder of your estate to WIRES to support wildlife, protecting and preserving native animals for generations to come.
  • Leaving a fixed gift, which could be in the form of cash, property or other assets to WIRES.
You can access information here about how to word leaving a bequest to WIRES in your will.

3) Notify Loved Ones and WIRES

  • We appreciate loved ones come first and we believe it’s an important step to talk to your loved ones about your will to ensure your final wishes are carried out.
  • We also ask that you notify us of your intended gift although you may remain anonymous if you wish. 
  • If you notify us it helps us plan for the future and gives us the opportunity to thank you and welcome you to our Eternally Native club for Benefactors should you wish to join.
Additional Information

WIRES bequest information booklet, 'A Will to save our Wildlife' explains clearly the steps you should take and things to consider before you visit your solicitor to make or update your will. It also includes the correct wording for solicitors to include if you wish to bequest to WIRES.  Our booklet is free to anyone over 18 who would like a copy. If you would like a copy, please email bequests@wires.org.au or fill in our confidential bequest form.

Contact Us

If you’re considering leaving a gift to WIRES we would love to talk to you to confirm the best way we can honour your wishes. If you would like to discuss options with us, if you have any questions about leaving a gift to WIRES in your will, or you’ve decided to include WIRES in your will and you’d like to let us know so that we can welcome you as a member of Eternally Native, please contact us.

You can call (02) 8977 3327, email your details to bequests@wires.org.au or fill in our confidential bequest update form online now.

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  • We are committed to improving outcomes for native animals
  • We act with integrity and use donations wisely
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Donations to WIRES are used to:

  • Improve our capability to rescue and care for more animals
  • Operate our Wildlife Rescue Office 365 days a year
  • Subsidise food costs for wildlife in care
  • Provide community wildlife information and education
  • Provide wildlife training courses for volunteers and the community
  • Support our volunteers
  • Grow our service so that we can help wildlife for generations to come

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Did you know that WIRES...

  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has 2500 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for almost 30 years
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