Why leave a gift in your will to Cancer Council NSW

I know first-hand that the gift you leave in your will makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients and carers, because of your gift, we have the privilege to support people affected by cancer every day.

Annie Miller, Cancer Support Services

Our Bequest Charter and Commitment to You

It is our vision that together we will beat cancer. When people like you trust us with a gift in your will, these are the assurances we make:

  1. We will invest your gift responsibly to extend our reach into the community and ensure your gift has a direct contribution to cancer research, advocacy, prevention, information and support.
  2. We will continue our commitment to excellence in the measurement and impact of our work within the community.
  3. We will continue to carry out our activities openly and with transparency to ensure our community is kept up to date with the latest cancer information and our progress.
  4. We will work with all parties handling your gift efficiently with care, sensitivity and respect to ensure your wishes are met.
  5. We will give you and your loved ones the choice and opportunity to connect with the work we do, that is made possible with gifts like yours.
  6. We will thank you and remember you for your enduring support.
Kathy Chapman, Cancer Programs, Hannah Baird, Cancer Support Services, Jeff Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Professor Karen Canfell, Cancer Research Division.

Where your money will go

  • Cancer Council NSW is 96% community funded
  • We work across every aspect and every type of cancer
  • Approximately 25% of our funds are from the generosity of bequest gifts
  • Every bequest gift is valuable to us – in the last ten years we have received gifts rangingfrom $500 to $5 million

These facts and figures are for the 2015-16 financial year.

For more information:

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