Serving Tasmanians for over 130 years
Your Will, Our Future
First aid saves lives and that’s just what St John Ambulance has been doing in Tasmania for over 130 years. We exist to serve those in need – sickness, distress, suffering and danger.
St John is a self-funded not-for-profit. Our work is varied and includes our event health services, youth development, community care, first aid in schools, first aid training, first aid supplies, mobility and patient transport.
Any bequest or donation to St John Ambulance Tasmania is a recognition of our efforts and the importance to the benefactor, to see these services continue.
Your generous bequest or donation, regardless of size, will be gratefully received and applied to the works of St John.
CEO St John Ambulance
Why St John Ambulance Tasmania?
Leaving a gift in your Will to St John Ambulance Tasmania is one of the most thoughtful ways to support our vulnerable community members into the future.
Those who graciously think of us when creating their Will, regardless of the amount, are helping us serve the Tasmanian community.
A bequest to St John Ambulance Tasmania helps us to help those who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.
What to do
There are a number of ways you can leave a gift to St John Ambulance Tasmania in your Will.
Your gift to us is a personal and private matter we will be profoundly grateful, whichever you choose.
One popular way is to make a ‘residual gift’. This is a percentage of your estate left after all other gifts are made.
A residual bequest, or a specified share or percentage of your residuary estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, and other gifts distributed- ensures your family and love ones are taken care of first.
Other common ways to leave a gift are:
A Pecuniary Gift is when you provide for a fixed or stated sum in your Will.
A Specific Gift is when you leave a specific item, such as property or shares.
Suggested wording for different types of gifts/bequests:
“I give to St John Ambulance Australia – Tasmania Inc. 177 Main Road, Moonah, Tasmania 7009 for its general purposes, free of all duties, (the whole OR …..%) of the residue of my Estate including lapsed devises and bequests…”
“I give to St John Ambulance Australia – Tasmania Inc. 177 Main Road, Moonah, Tasmania 7009 for its general purposes, free of all duties per cent (…..%) of the residue of my Estate..”
Even if you have a Will, adding a charity is as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will. Seek advice from your solicitor if you wish to do so.
A lasting impact
We recommend letting your loved ones know that you are planning to leave a gift to St John Ambulance Tasmania.
We respect your privacy in making the decision to make a gift provision in your Will.
We respect that your family and love ones come first We will keep your family updated on our work and how your gift will help in the service of humanity.
You can also make a gift to St John Ambulance Tasmania during your lifetime.
This enables St John Ambulance to channel the funds into our worthy projects and services, and allows you to see how your contribution is helping to positively impact your local community.
St John Ambulance Tasmania is registered as a Deductible gift Recipient.
Provided your gift brings no tangible benefits to you under the Australian Taxation Offices’
specific rule. We advise you seek independent advice from your legal and/or taxation advisor.
We are here to help
Contact us for a confidential discussion about making a gift in your Will.