Give the gift of hope

Thank you for thinking of the Perron Institute for your Will and choosing to give the gift of hope to millions living with devastating neurological conditions.

As a charity, Perron Institute relies on your support to ensure the continuance of our research and treatment for people living with neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

Practical advice

Making a Will is one of the most important personal acts undertaken. At Perron Institute, we understand leaving a gift to medical research is a personal decision and there are several matters you may need to consider. We have provided information below to help answer some of your initial questions.  You can also read our brochure  “Invest in the Future of WAs Medical Research” which explains some of the ways in which you can help support medical research in your Will.

Why should I leave a gift in my Will?

A bequest made in your name or the name of a loved one allows your name to live on. Bequests are also a tax efficient way to support our continuing medical research that makes a difference in the lives of Australians and the wider community who live with neurological conditions.

We encourage you to seek advice from a solicitor or tax consultant about leaving a gift in your Will.

What can I gift in my Will?

A percentage of your Estate: this is often regarded as the most flexible way to give as you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation, or changes to your total assets.
The residue of your Estate: this is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate after you have taken care of your loved ones.
Fixed amount of your Estate: leaving a specific sum; this type of bequest may need to be changed over the years to account for inflation and changes to your circumstances.
Sponsor a research project, laboratory, board room as a living gift or memorial gift: these can be ‘sponsored’ in favour of a family member, friend, colleague etc. Terms and conditions to be agreed.

I’m considering leaving a gift – where can I get more information?

Contact our Marketing and Fundraising Director, Denise Cheir for an information pack to be sent to you should you require further information to make your decisions. Denise can also arrange an opportunity for you to hear more about our work and tour our facilities if you wish.

What information do I need to take to my solicitor to make a gift in my Will?

You will need to provide your solicitor with the legal name and ABN of Perron Institute. Our details can be located on the ACNC Charity Register. You can also utilise our recommended wording. For additional information please contact our Marketing and Fundraising Director, Denise Cheir.

How do I let Perron Institute know about my gift in my Will?

Your gift in your Will is a special commitment to our Institute’s future. By letting us know about your decisions, we can thank you and better understand your wishes for the legacy you are leaving.

Gifts of over $5,000 are publicly acknowledged by the Institute (we will not disclose amount). If you prefer your gift NOT to be publicly acknowledged or if you wish to acknowledge your gift in an alternate name, please let us know.

From time to time, we will contact you to invite you to special Perron Institute events and keep you up to date on our impact, this allows you to see how legacy gifts like yours make a difference. You may also have the chance to meet our researchers and learn more about our facilities.

If you do not wish to be included in these communications, please let us know.

Write your Will for free

Making or changing your Will to include a gift to the Perron Institute could be as simple as contacting your legal advisor. Alternatively, you can use an online option to create a simple Will. We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, a free and easy step-by-step online Will writing service. It takes less than 10 minutes. Perron Institute is proud to partner with Gathered Here to offer you the opportunity to write your Will for free.