Frequently asked questions
Here are some questions that we are frequently asked in regards to legacy gifts:
Q. Why do I need a Will?
A. A Will is a legal and binding document that protects and shares your legacy according to your wishes. Every person over the age of 18 should have a Will.
Q. Can I make a gift in my Will to more than one charity?
A. Yes, your solicitor can arrange this for you.
Q. Do I need to leave my entire estate to ACN Foundation?
A. No, you don’t have to, and we strongly encourage you to ensure that you look after your family and/or loved ones first and discuss your decision with them.
Q. Should I let someone at the ACN Foundation know that I have left a gift?
A. Yes, by letting us know it helps us better plan for the future and we like to meet and acknowledge our supporters when we can.
Q. Can I remain anonymous?
A. Yes, simply advise your solicitor or us of your wishes.
Q. I have already made my Will, is it too late to change it?
A. No. Changing your Will and adding a gift to the ACN Foundation is easy, all you have to do is make a ‘codicil’ (or a document that amends a previous executed Will) when you next see your solicitor, just take a copy of our wording with you and they can simply update your existing Will for you. We know that leaving a gift in your Will is by no means an easy decision. And we appreciate you giving this significant decision your time and consideration. While we are not able to give you legal advice, the ACN Foundation Director of Philanthropy is happy to provide you with information on how a gift in your Will can make an extraordinary difference to the lives of nurses, both now and in the future.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or to request a visit from our Director of Philanthropy.