No matter what your story or circumstances, there is a bequest option for everyone. Here are three inspiring examples of bequests that reflect the values, wishes and priorities of each individual.
- ‘Mary’ was a long-standing member of the National Trust and a retired teacher who left the bulk of her estate to her family. However, Mary also allocated an amount of money to the National Trust for educational programs for school children, to drive curiosity, imagination and shape heritage values to last a lifetime.
- ‘Toni’ shared the heritage and conservation values of the National Trust. A significant bequest in the form of real estate was gifted to support the National Trust in its ongoing work to conserve and protect Victoria’s heritage for the benefit the community.
- ‘George’ was a keen conservationist and outdoors person. Although he was not able to make donations during his life, his modest bequest helped to nurture the landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna that the National Trust cares for.