Join our Legacy Leaders and leave a gift in your Will

“By leaving a gift in your Will to Asthma WA, you will be helping generations to come, ensuring we are able to continue providing free education and support the Western Australians with respiratory illnesses. For that, we cannot thank you enough.”

– Donna Rendell, Chief Executive Officer, Asthma WA

Over 2.7 million Australians live with asthma and many struggle with their breathing every day. You can help make a lasting difference by leaving a gift in your Will to Asthma WA and help future generations in WA breathe better.

A bequest could help fund vital projects including:

  • Ensuring our Children’s Asthma Hub can keep providing the life-changing assessment, diagnosis and tailored education for young children with asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • The expansion of Asthma WA’s free education and training programs
  • The sustainability of our free services for all Western Australians in person or remotely
  • Investment in technology to assist us reach people throughout the state.

Our Legacy Leaders

It’s a common misconception that leaving a gift in your Will is only for the rich and famous. In fact, most bequests come from ordinary people who want to leave a positive legacy for the next generation. Our Legacy Leaders come from all walks of life. Some have been affected directly by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Others have had to watch and support their loved ones who couldn’t ‘just breathe’.

All our Legacy Leaders have one thing in common; they want to help Western Australians breathe better now, and for generations to come.

Type of gifts

There are varying types of gifts you can bequest.

  • Specific gift – a nominated and specified gift. This can be identifiable as financial funds, stocks/shares, property, art, furniture, jewellery etc
  • Pecuniary gift – a specific sum of money nominated by you
  • Percentage gift – a percentage of your estate
  • Residual gift – The balance of your estate after all other obligations have been met

How to become an Asthma WA Legacy Leader

We recommend discussing any changes to, or the creation of your Will with a lawyer and your family first. If you would like more information to discuss with your loved ones and your lawyer, you can download our Legacy Leaders brochure.

Our legal partner can help you

If you are looking for legal advice about your Will, our legal partner Lavan is offering a free 30-minute consultation to our supporters. Simply complete the form below, and we will connect you to them. Or you can contact them directly by email on iain.freeman@lavan.com.au

Making a gift in memory

If someone close to you has passed away and they liked to support people with asthma and/or COPD or the work we do at Asthma WA, you may wish to make a donation to Asthma WA in their memory.

If you were close to someone who has passed and know they would have liked to support people with asthma and/or COPD, making a donation to Asthma WA in their memory is a wonderful, thoughtful way of honouring their wishes.

Making a gift in memory

You can make your gift one-off or recurring easily, by donating online. Simply note on the donation in whose memory you are making the gift for.

Donate online or, if you would like to discuss your gift in person, call our Community Engagement Team on (08) 9289 3600

All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided.

Requesting a donation in lieu of flowers

By requesting donations in lieu of flowers you can encourage family, friends, and funeral guests to remember your loved one by making a meaningful gift to help fund Asthma WA’s life-changing free services

If you would like family and friends to give a gift to Asthma WA in lieu of flowers, we suggest including the following request in your loved one’s death notice:

“Donations to Asthma WA in lieu of flowers”

Asthma WA can arrange gifts in memory envelopes to be available for memorial services. You can ask your Funeral Director to contact us or order the envelopes directly by phoning call (08) 9289 3600.

We are sincerely grateful and thank you for choosing to honour your loved one with a gift to Asthma WA.

Get in touch

If you would like to talk in person and in confidence about Wills in general, please get in touch with our Bequest Team by calling (08) 9289 3600, emailing bequest@asthmawa.org.au or by completing the form below.