Wills and Bequests

Make a Gift in Your Will

Help fund the operations of Bondi Surf Club

Did you know that the operations of the club cost hundreds of thousands of dollars every year?
This covers equipment replacement, training, uniforms, and the costs of administering a large organisation.

We have developed the Bondi SBLSC Trust that maintains a separate investment account to ensure transparent operations on behalf of the club.

You can also make a specific bequest if you wish to directly support lifesaving, competition, training, junior activities, or prizes/ awards.  You can ensure that the funds are then applied directly to the area you want. If interested in this, please contact treasurer@bondisurfclub.com to discuss options.

Make a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to ensure that you continue to support and make a meaningful contribution to the club into the future. Gifts of all sizes make a critical difference in funding the growth of the club. A gift in Will is a perfect way to ensure that your legacy lives on and you continue to contribute to those things that are most important to you, giving hope to future generations.

Join the Club

In leaving a gift in Will, you’ll be joining like-minded people who are making a lasting legacy to the club as part of the Bondi Benefactors Program.

You will be kept up to date with club activities. You will also be extended invitations to attend special events, to meet our patrols and to tour our operations so that you can learn more about the impact of your generous support in contributing to our lifesaving operations.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

Leaving a gift in your Will is a big decision and we suggest that this is something that you’re best to discuss and arrange with your solicitor or Estate planner.  If you don’t currently have a Will, a solicitor can help you to draft one to ensure that your wishes are reflected.

Making a Will need not be complicated. In many cases it is very straightforward. Before preparing your Will, it’s important to ensure that you have thought about your wishes so that assets and a lifetime of hard work are directed to people and organisations that reflect your values and that are important to you.

Your Will doesn’t need to be complicated. It should simply reflect your wishes, what you want to be remembered for, and what’s important to you. In making a Will, the most important people you should consider first are your loved ones.

Once you have provided appropriately for them, consider making a gift to Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc. as well.

Legal Name: Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc.
ABN: 78306614913
Registered Address: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

What type of gift would you like to leave in your Will?

There are a range of options available to you in making a gift in your Will.

These options include:

A Percentage Gift

This type of gift enables you to leave a percentage of your Estate to Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc.and others listed in your Will up to 100%.

A Residual Gift

With this type of gift, Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc.receives the balance of your Estate after those specifically named in your Will have been provided for.

A Pecuniary Gift

This type of gift is a fixed sum of money that you specify you would like to be provided to the club.

A Specific Gift

This type of gift enables you to leave a specific cash amount or other assets such as shares or particulars to the club.

Suggested wording for your Will

Your solicitor will help you with the wording of your Will. The wording below is a simple example that might help you specify your gift:

“I give to Bondi SBLSC Trust, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, ABN 78306614913, (a percentage), or (a specific sum or piece of property), or (my whole estate) or (the residue of my estate) free from all duties to be used for the general purposes of llifesaving operations to be conducted by Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club or for the purposes of (specify the exact purpose – lifesaving/prize/award/competition/training) conducted at Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club. A receipt from an authorised representative of Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc. to my executor shall be considered acknowledgement for the payment of such benefit.”

Telling us about your gift

If you have left a gift in your Will to Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, please do let us know. This doesn’t affect your rights to change or update your Will if your circumstances or wishes change. It simply helps us to be aware of your support, to plan our services into the future and to ensure that we can help ensure your wishes are upheld.

It also means you can become a member of the Bondi Benefactors Club and we can involve you in our community.

To discuss further or for any questions, please contact Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc. team on 0400303791 or email president@bondisurfclub.com
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