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Gifts in Wills

Your legacy without borders

By remembering Médecins Sans Frontières with a gift in your Will, you are making a unique commitment that will help us to continue to provide medical aid where and when it is needed.

How to leave a gift in your Will

 

Step 1: Make or update your Will  

If you already have a Will but would like to leave a gift to Médecins Sans Frontières, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a codicil.

If you do not have a Will at the moment, you can simply include a bequest when you write a new Will.
 
Whatever your circumstances, we would advise you see a solicitor to ensure your wishes will be followed. 
 
When unexpected medical emergencies occur and our immediate action is required, it is essential that all our programs can continue without interruption. Financial flexibility is crucial to our ability to respond to priority needs, so we ask that you do not designate your gift to a particular project, country or region.

 

Step 2: Decide your gift  

residuary bequest is the most effective way to leave a bequest to Médecins Sans Frontières. It is a gift of what remains after you have made provisions for your loved ones. A residuary gift will keep up with inflation.  It will mean your bequest will achieve as much in our projects in the future as you would like it to now. 
 
Leaving a percentage of your estate allows you to decide what proportion of your total estate you would like to give to Médecins Sans Frontières. A percentage gift will also keep up with inflation.
 
pecuniary bequest is a fixed sum of money to be left to Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

Step 3: Notify loved ones and Médecins Sans Frontières 

We believe it is important to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that leaving a gift to Médecins Sans Frontières is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes.
 
We also ask that you let us know once you have left a gift in your Will to Médecins Sans Frontières. Knowing when someone has chosen to support us in this particular way helps us to plan more confidently for the future, and I would be very pleased to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generous support of Médecins Sans Frontières. 

 

Information pack 

We understand that including a charitable bequest in your Will is a very personal decision, one that will need to be carefully considered and possibly talked over with your loved ones. 

For all the information you may need to include a gift to Médecins Sans Frontières in your Will, including the correct wording for your Will, please download our information pack.
 

 

Get in touch 

If you would like to discuss your bequest in person, or have any further questions please get in touch using the form below.
 
You can also contact our Supporter Relationships and Bequests Coordinator, Angie Shum, by phone (02) 8570 2680 or email giftsinwills@sydney.msf.org