Wills and Bequests

Making a gift to RDNS through a bequest in your Will is an incredibly special way to support both our future and the future of home healthcare to people in need. We would not exist today if it wasn’t for the generosity of past supporters who understood the importance of providing healthcare in the community.

Gifts through Wills allow us to develop new services, buy much needed equipment, undertake research to improve care and to confidently plan for a future where we can continue our vital work.

Those who make a gift in their Will are invited to become members of our Lifetime Companions program, enjoying a special and close relationship with RDNS.

Including the correct wording of your gift to RDNS in your Will is important to ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you intended.

The following wording may be of assistance:

‘I ………………. devise and bequeath to Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS), 31 Alma Road, St Kilda, ACN 052 188 717, for its general purpose (insert % of estate, residue of estate, property/item or sum of money).  I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of RDNS shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.’

We also recommend that you discuss your intentions with your family and seek legal advice before altering your Will.

If you would like further information, or to receive a copy of our Guide to Wills and Bequests booklet, please call our Fundraising Office on (03) 9536 5222 or email us at fundraising@rdns.com.au

RDNS is proud to be participating in the Include a Charity initiative. 

Over 100 not-for-profit organisations are collaborating on this important initiative to help people understand why including a charity in their will is so important and encourage them to do so.