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Help create a future filled with God’s love

"Leaving a gift just seemed like a natural extension of our faith – to go one step further."

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Your part of the Christmas Bowl story can live on, long into the future.

As a Christian, Rev. Frank Byatt believed he had a responsibility to share his good fortune with our brothers and sisters in urgent need around the world.

That’s why, on Christmas day in 1949, he put a Bowl of Remembrance on the dinner table and asked his family to place a generous gift in it to ‘share your good dinner with hungry children in other lands.’

Throughout our lives, tens of thousands of us have followed Frank’s example; sharing God’s love with those in urgent need around the world, through our gifts to the Christmas Bowl.

By choosing to leave a gift in your Will, you'll be ensuring that your support for the Christmas Bowl endures long into the future.

Wherever and whenever the next disaster happens, you will be there working alongside Christians of all denominations and people of all faiths to bring safety, justice and dignity to the people affected.

And, like Frank Byatt, you'll be leaving a lasting legacy, a world filled with God's love.

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

If the time is right for you to consider leaving a gift to the Christmas Bowl and you would like more information, please contact Andy Corkill for a confidential conversation. acorkill@actforpeace.org.au or call +61 2 8259 0833.

A guide to leaving a gift to the Christmas Bowl

Whether you are writing a new Will or amending your existing Will, we suggest you seek the advice of a solicitor to talk through the following gift options.

  • A residual gift. This gift is the remainder of your estate, after your loved ones have been provided for and your expenses have been deducted.
  • A percentage gift. This gift is expressed as a percentage of your residuary estate.
  • A Specified gift. You can choose to leave a specific item, such as shares or property, or a fixed dollar amount.

Suggested wording for your Will

Once you have decided what type of gift you’d like to leave the Christmas Bowl, your solicitor will help you make sure your wishes are carried out. You can use the following working to include Act for Peace in your Will.

'I bequest [the whole/a percentage/residue/ fixed amount] of my estate to Act for Peace Ltd [or successor organisation] (ABN 86 619 970 188, registered address: L7, 379 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000) for the Christmas Bowl appeal for the purpose it shall determine. This bequest will be free of all duties. The receipt of this bequest by any authorised officer of Act for Peace Ltd shall form valid discharge to my executor.'

Already have a Will? Just add a codicil.

If you’re happy with your current Will but would now like to leave a gift to the Christmas Bowl, you can ask your solicitor to add a codicil. It needs to be signed and witnessed in the similar way as your Will.

More ways to take action

Remember someone in need through the Christmas Bowl.

By giving a monthly gift, you can help bring safety, justice and dignity to people around the world who have fled from conflict and natural disasters.

Give a gift that will make a lasting difference.