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Gift in will
leave a lasting legacy

"As a long-time contributor to the Christmas Bowl, I have left a gift in my Will so this support will continue."

- Margery Heard of Box Hill, Victoria

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By remembering the Christmas Bowl with a gift in your Will, you are making a unique commitment to projects with partners that make a real difference to people’s lives worldwide.

Your legacy to the Christmas Bowl, Act for Peace’s longest running-appeal, will help us to continue to provide aid and support to help people affected by poverty and conflict where it is needed most.

Download a brochure here with information about leaving a gift in your will.

The Christmas Bowl is a program of Act for Peace the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). Our supporters’ generosity enables us to respond immediately and effectively to people in need. Without you our work would simply not be possible. Whatever the amount, your contribution is invaluable.

There are several ways to leave a gift in your Will:

  • Residual of your estate - you can choose to leave the remainder of your estate, once you have provided for your loved ones.
  • Percentage of your estate - you can choose to leave a share of your estate.
  • Specified gift - you can choose to give a gift of a specific amount of money.
  • Specified property or possessions – you can choose to give real estate or other assets of value. 

If you have already made a Will

If you have already made a Will, but would like to include a gift to the Christmas Bowl, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a ‘Codicil’ and your solicitor can help you. For suggested wording for solicitors to include in a will in order to include a gift to the Christmas Bowl see 'Information for Solicitors' below.

If you have not already made a Will

If you do not have a Will at the moment, we strongly advise you to see a solicitor. Although you will have to pay a fee, you will receive professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are achieved.

If the time is right for you to consider leaving a gift to the Christmas Bowl and you require the specific wording to include us in your Will, please contact Holly at info@actforpeace.org.au or freecall 1800 025 101.

Information for Solicitors

Suggested wording to include a gift in your client’s Will:

I give to Act for Peace – National Council of Churches in Australia, (insert here: residue / percentage of my estate) and declare the receipt of the Secretary or Treasurer for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Executor for the gift.

Act for Peace - NCCA
Locked Bag Q199
ABN: 64 493 941 795

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2017). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.