bequests

Your Bequest Gives Life and Hope to Children

Including a gift to ROMAC in your Will is a lasting and meaningful way of helping to change and often save the lives of underprivileged and deserving children through the ROMAC program.

A bequest is an instruction you make in your Will, directing that some or all of your estate be gifted to a charity or particular cause.  It can be in the form of money, property, shares and debentures, works of art, or other valuables.

By making a bequest to ROMAC, you have a number of options –

  • You can give a specific amount to ROMAC (which is the simplest form of bequest).
  • You may decide to leave the residue of your estate to ROMAC (after providing for family and friends).
  • You may wish to leave a specific item or items (such as shares and debentures, works of art or other items of value).   Note:  Due to possible taxation ramifications, you should discuss this option with your Solicitor.
  • You can provide a percentage of your estate to ROMAC, i.e. 50%, 20%, 10%.  Therefore proportions of your estate which you have left to your family and friends (and to ROMAC) will not be affected by changes in the size of your estate or by existing inflation.

You don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest – whatever you choose to give will make a real and worthwhile difference.

It can be as simple as including the following text in your Will:

I hereby give to ROMAC – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children Ltd., ACN 101 370 003, P O Box 779, Parramatta NSW 2124, Australia or ROMAC NZ Charitable Trust c/o 21 Ciprian Place, Henderson, NZ free from all duties and taxes, the following ____ percentage  OR the remainder of my estate and I declare that the receipt of the ROMAC Treasurer or other authorized officer shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees who shall not be obligated to see the application thereof.

ROMAC recommends seeking legal advice when preparing your Will, as there are many factors that need to be considered.

You may wish to honour a loved one who has passed away and make a donation to ROMAC in lieu of flowers.

An In Memoriam donation is a way for family members and friends to remember a loved one, by making a contribution to life changing surgery for disadvantaged ROMAC children.   Such a donation will change and save the lives of one or more children.

All donations over $2 to ROMAC are tax deductible. This humanitarian program is run entirely by Rotarian volunteers; surgeons donate their expertise, hospitals often reduce costs and there are minimal overheads  no office, no paid staff etc – thus giving you great value for every dollar you donate. Even better, your donation is spent in our countries (Australia and New Zealand) supporting our local communities near the hospitals where the children are treated.  ROMAC, the children and their families are most appreciative of all bequests and donations.

If you wish to contact ROMAC in your area you can find the appropriate person here.