The VABT relies on philanthropic support to fund its assistance programs; helping those in our industry facing difficult times. Leaving a bequest is an incredibly generous act and a powerful, lasting way to support the work of the VABT.

As a volunteer-run charity, you can be certain that your generosity will make a difference.

We understand and appreciate that the decision to leave a gift in your will is deeply personal. If you are considering leaving a bequest, please contact us for a private and confidential conversation.

Suggested Wording:

Leaving a bequest is a simple and straightforward process. The bequest can be made when you write your Will, or subsequently added in a codicil to your existing Will. A codicil is a document which changes the terms of your existing Will, without the need to make a new Will.

Whilst it is a simple process, the VABT strongly recommends that you consult with your solicitor when making a Will or changing its terms under a codicil. This will ensure that the bequest is properly documented in a legally binding way.

Your solicitor will be best placed to assist with arrangements, but the VABT offers the below suggested wording as a guide.

If you wish to leave a specific sum:

I give the sum of [amount in words] DOLLARS ($___) to The Trustee for VICTORIAN ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND, ABN 92 253 071 535, trading as the Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust (VABT), for its general purposes free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Fund is a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.

If you wish to leave a percentage of your estate:

I give [amount in words] PER CENT (__%) of my residual estate to The Trustee for VICTORIAN ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND, ABN 92 253 071 535, trading as the Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust (VABT), for its general purposes free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Fund is a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.