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Stick your neck out to help others with a gift in your Will

The Daily Telegraph

Nearly one-third of Australians hope to leave a gift to charity in their Will but only 7.5 per cent follow through with it, research has found.

Include a Charity — a consortium of more than 100 charities — also found that while 87 per cent of Aussies support a charity during their lifetime, many think that leaving a bequest in a Will is only something rich people do.

This is not true, it says, because any donation is helpful and the median gift left in a Will is about $7000.

“It’s often because we don’t want to think about death, and we put it off,” says Include A Charity Campaign Director Karen Armstrong.

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