Donor Story: Freo Give For Good Fund
No one wants to talk about death but it’s important to think about what will happen to your assets when you die. After a few near misses riding her bike in 2018, Rachel Pemberton decided to leave a bequest in her Will establishing the Freo Give for Good Fund with the Fremantle Foundation, to continue to support the causes close to her heart in perpetuity.
As someone who is young and fit – what prompted you to begin thinking about your will?
I was riding my bike regularly between Perth and Fremantle along Curtin Avenue and after a few near misses with large vehicles, I thought it was time to write a Will in case something actually happened one day. My mother died when I was in my 20s and I was her executor and also inherited some money. Mum’s lawyer told me “now that I had assets, I should make a Will”. It took me almost 20 years, but I finally took her advice.
Have you got a Will? And if so, have you included a bequest to charity in your Will?
Research shows over 90% of Australians make some form of charitable donation each year.
And half of Australian adults have a Will, yet only 7.6% of Australians include a bequest in their Will.
Leaving a gift or bequest in your Will to the Fremantle Foundation is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy by providing ongoing support to the causes and communities you care about. Bequests help us provide ongoing support to causes and organisations that are aligned with your values, extending the impact of your giving beyond your lifetime.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your intentions and can provide suggested wording for your solicitor if desired.