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How your Will can change lives

By leaving a gift in your will to the Skylight you are sharing the journey with the thousands of individuals who connect with Skylight each year, seeking to live well with their mental illness and helping Skylight create a space where recovery is possible.

With a safe financial future, Skylight is better able to plan and work with those who are living with mental illness while also connecting with and supporting their carers and families. 

Our promise to you

As an organisation we recognise that your consideration for the work undertaken by Skylight and how we may fit into your Will is your most significant gift.

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the best ways to support our work.  We promise that:

  • Every donation you give will be stretched as far as possible.  We will spend your gift efficiently and cost-effectively so it has the most impact
  • We will respect your privacy and look after your gift to us with sensitivity and care
  • We will remain secular, transparent and accountable
  • We will give you the choice about how we contact you in the future 
  • We are here.  If there is anything you would like to know about your gift to us, or the individuals you are helping, please contact the Chief Executive Officer

Wording in your Will

As you are thinking about your Will please hear that your support can change the lives of many people living with a mental illness and their carers.

We recommend that you seek professional advice and then let Skylight know that you have included us in your Will to ensure a smooth handover of your gift and to ensure your wishes are carried out.

With a safe financial future, Skylight is better able to plan and care for those who are living with a mental illness and will help us to achieve our mission of sharing the journey of our clients and their carers.

Speaking with your family and loved ones will ensure your intentions are known, and seeking legal advice is always recommended.

If you would like to leave a gift to a specific program or area of our work, but require further information; please call us to speak with the Chief Executive Officer prior to seeking legal advice.

Below is the most effective wording to include a gift to Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health in your Will.  Please take this with you when visiting your solicitor.



A Sum of money

You may wish to leave a sum of money to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health for general use as follows:

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“I give the sum of  $……dollars to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health for general projects which, at the discretion of the Skylight’s Board, may be applied where most needed by Skylight. I declare that the official receipt of Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Trustees who shall not be obliged to see to the application thereof.”

A proportion of your Estate

You may wish to leave a proportion of your estate to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health as follows:

“I direct my executors to divide the residue of my estate, both real and personal into shares and I GIVE ……….shares to my trustees for the time being of Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health UPON TRUST that they shall invest the same in any of the investments authorised by the Foundation’s Board and shall apply such part of the capital and income thereof as they in their absolute discretion think fit for any of the purposes authorised and I DECLARE that the official receipt of Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee for the payment of the said sum and that my Trustee shall not be bound to see or enquire into the application thereof And I GIVE such shares of any residuary estate and effectively dispose of by the foregoing provisions to (your other residuary beneficiaries).

Personal Property or Real Estate

You may wish to leave personal property or real estate to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health as follows:

 

“I GIVE the following items of my property and namely……………………………………….to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health UPON TRUST that they shall dispose of and invest the same in any of the investments authorised by the Skylight's Board and shall apply such part of the capital and income thereof as they in their absolute discretion think fit for any of the purposes authorised by the Board and I DECLARE that the official receipt of Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia Inc. trading as Skylight Mental Health. Shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee for the payment of the said sum and that my Trustee.”

 

When you next see your solicitor take a copy of our wording with you.

You already have a Will?

If you already have a Will and would now like to include a gift to Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia trading as Skylight Mental Health, make a ‘codicil’.  When you next see your solicitor take a copy of our wording with you and your solicitor can update your existing Will for you.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and consideration. Skylight Mental Health appreciates the generosity of your gift and recognises your genuine goal to improve the lives of people with mental illness, their families and carers.

Through your gift, Skylight will continue to provide opportunities and support, that otherwise may not have been possible.

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