Wills & Bequest

What is a Will?

writingIt is a simple but important legal document which guarantees your lifetime’s work is passed onto the people or persons of your choice.

Whilst not usually a complex or formidable task to prepare your Will, it is important that someone knows and understands the legal requirements required for Will preparation.

It is important that the document be specifically and clearly worded so your express wishes are clearly defined, and carried out.

Anyone over 18 years of age should prepare a Will regardless of the value of their assets.


Who Benefits from your Will?

Whomever YOU decide – it’s that simple! YOU decide which people and/or organisations will be named as beneficiaries.

Most people’s first priority is to provide for the immediate needs and future security of their family or loved ones.

Generally speaking, people distribute their estate to one or more of the following:

  • Their spouse or partner
  • Their children and/or grandchildren
  • Other relatives or close family friends
  • The Church
  • Charitable causes


Bequests – A Living Gift of Love

In your Will, you might decide you would like to leave a “bequest” or a “donation” to the Church or a charitable organisation.

Many people like to do this, because it affords them the opportunity to make the kind of generous gift they would like to have made during their lifetime, but were unable to do so.

At LifeLink, we always refer to these bequests as “Living Gifts”, because we deposit any funds provided by bequest into the LifeLink Foundation.

The LifeLink Foundation was established by Archbishop Hickey to raise a capital base of $5 million which would, in perpetuity, help to fund the work of the LifeLink welfare agencies.

Through the LifeLink Foundation, your generosity continues to support our social service agencies and people in real need within Western Australia… year, after year, after year.


LifeLink — Catholic Caring Agencies

Street Address: Griver House, 249 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
Postal Address: GPO Box K828, PERTH WA 6842
Phone: +61 8 6104 3636
Fax: +61 8 6162 0345
Email: lifelink@perthcatholic.org.au