Leaving a gift in your Will bestows a great honour

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs have had many fantastic opportunities and achievements thanks to provisions made by our generous supporters in their Wills.

Throughout our 42 years of operation, minimal funding has been received from government, with none currently received for any of our programs. Our Australia-wide Assistance Dog program is able to continue only with support from people like you, whether that be a donation today or one left to us in years to come. Thus, a gift in your Will has a greater impact than you can even imagine.

Creating and updating your Will is an extremely personal, yet important decision to be made during your lifetime. It’s a decision to be made during life’s most altering moments; becoming an adult, commencing a serious relationship, purchasing assets such as cars or property, becoming a parent, ending a serious relationship, or falling unwell. It’s a decision to be made when you’re ready, and to ensure that what you have worked hard for in your life is allocated where you choose, long after you’re gone.

A gift left in your Will to us is a great honour, and an indication of your trust in the services we provide to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. We are able to provide our Assistance Dogs free of charge thanks to support such as this.

Leaving a legacy of this kind to Australian Lions Hearing Dogs is a way of ensuring that your values of caring for our people, and our dogs, carries on into the future.

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of many ways to become part of our family here at Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. If you would like to support us with a donation today, please make a donation. Thank you.

Buddy, our Border Terrier from Cherisham Kennels
ALHD dog

Leaving a Gift in Your Will is Easy

We encourage you to consider your friends and family, and if you feel it’s appropriate, discuss your intentions with them and/or your solicitor.

There are many ways to reserve a part of an estate for a particular beneficiary. This might include defining your personal assets and property, a fixed sum (pecuniary), or the remainder of your estate after specific legacies have been disbursed (residuary), or a percentage of either the residue or your entire estate.

Residuary and percentage are the most beneficial to charities like ours because they hold their value over time, resulting in a greater impact.

Feel free to contact us online or by contacting Alix Katala, Development Director, on (08) 8388 7836 or at alix@lionshearingdogs.com.au.

Your conversation will be treated with confidentiality and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We do encourage you to seek legal advice from your solicitor or trusted professional before leaving a bequest.

For any documentation associated with gifting a bequest to us, our official name is: Lions Hearing Dogs Inc. (ABN: 37 976 454 009). Please also see our download you are welcome to forward onto your solicitor for assistance in leaving a gift in your Will to Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.