Leaving a Gift in your Will to Hummingbird House

Leaving a gift in your Will (also known as a bequest) to Hummingbird House is a powerful way you can support children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

It costs over $4 million each year to operate Hummingbird House as a free service for Queensland families. $1.6 million is funded by the State and Federal Government. We must raise the remaining $2.4 million through community support and donations. Therefore our 24/7 medically supported home away from home is reliant on the ongoing generosity of the community.

This is why we are so grateful to those who consider leaving a bequest to Hummingbird House. Remembering Hummingbird House in your Will allows us to continue providing a place where kids can be kids, families can reconnect, and precious memories can be created.
There are numerous ways that your gift will help Hummingbird House and we would be happy to speak with you about this in more detail if you wish.

Please call (07) 3621 4366 for a confidential discussion.

A bequest may involve:

  • Monetary gifts
  • A percentage of an estate
  • Assets – property, work of art, shares, etc
  • Residue of an estate – what is left after other gifts and costs have been deducted

Your legal advisor will be able to assist you with the wording of your Will to ensure it reflects your wishes. To leave a gift to Hummingbird House in your Will, you may find the following wording helpful for you and your legal advisor to consider.

Pecuniary Bequest

This form of gift specifies gifting a set dollar amount, to Hummingbird House, determined by you at the time of drawing up or altering your Will.

Suggested wording for a pecuniary bequest:

I give and bequeath the sum of $_____ to The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.), GPO Box 674, Brisbane, for the benefit of Wesley Mission Queensland, to be applied to support Hummingbird House Brisbane (presently at 60 Curwen Terrace, Chermside, Queensland, 4032), and declare the signature of a duly authorised person of the Trust to be a full and complete discharge.

Residual Bequest

A residual legacy is a gift of whatever is left of your Estate (or percentage thereof) after all your gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled.
As a residual legacy does not reflect a specific gift amount, this form of gift keeps its value regardless of inflation. In other words, the gift you nominate today is worth just as much in the future.

Suggested wording for a residual bequest:

I give and bequeath (free of all duties) the rest and residue of my Estate to The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.), GPO Box 674, Brisbane, for the benefit of Wesley Mission Queensland, to be applied to support Hummingbird House Brisbane (presently at 60 Curwen Terrace, Chermside, Queensland, 4032), and declare the signature of a duly authorised person of the Trust to be a full and complete discharge.

Specific Bequest

This is the gift of an item of specific value, passed on to Hummingbird House to generate funds.It can be in the form of a gift of real estate or an investment such as stocks or shares.

Suggested wording for a specific bequest:

I give and bequeath [Insert a description of the item being gifted] to The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.), GPO Box 674, Brisbane, for the benefit of Wesley Mission Queensland, to be applied to support Hummingbird House Brisbane (presently at 60 Curwen Terrace, Chermside, Queensland, 4032), and declare the signature of a duly authorised person of the Trust to be a full and complete discharge.

Hummingbird House is a joint initiative of Hummingbird House Foundation and Wesley Mission Queensland. Wesley Mission Queensland is the operating partner for Hummingbird House, and is grateful to receive bequests in support of Hummingbird House. These bequests are applied directly to support the ongoing costs associated with operating Hummingbird House as a free service for Queensland families.

Please note: this information was prepared by Hummingbird House as a guide only and should not replace professional legal advice. If you are unsure of how to go about making or changing your Will, please contact your legal advisor, the Public Trustee, or a Trustee Company