Leave a lasting legacy, and make a difference

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. Wayside Chapel has always been known as a place where everyone is welcome. We have a strong legacy for standing for people otherwise left behind by society, as well as being a leader of social change.

By leaving a gift in Will to Wayside Chapel, you will ensure that our work to support the most vulnerable people in our community continues. Your lasting legacy will make a difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness, isolation, addiction and mental illness, so that they can move towards hope and healing.

How would you like to be remembered?

By leaving a gift in your Will, you’re saying that every person matters.

By providing essential support, a safe place for people to visit, as well as social and recreational activities, you’ll be breaking down the barriers that divide us, creating a community of no ‘us and them’ for future generations.

 

Why we need your help to continue creating community of no ‘us and them’

No matter how big or small, your lasting gift to Wayside Chapel will help provide emergency meals, clothing, first aid and showers for people who desperately need it. Your bequest can also cover the costs of counselling, health and alcohol referrals, as well as legal referrals to help people get back on their feet. Most of all, your gift will help build a sense of connection for people who feel discarded by the rest of society.

Like any strong community, our success over the years has relied on the kindness and compassion of our supporters. Bequests have played a big part in making sure our community continues to flourish. Without these special acts of generosity, we simply couldn’t help as many people as we do by keeping our doors open every day of the year.

Why other people are including Wayside Chapel in their Will

Meet Richard 

“Richard Wylie is a ‘reformed’ advertising agency principal… now living a ‘for purpose’ life as the Fundraising Director at a major Sydney based medical research institute. He has been on the board of Wayside Chapel since 2009.

“At Wayside Chapel, they are welcomed with dignity and warmth, and can gain access to things like hot showers, a clean pair of undies and clothing, as well as meaningful support. Wayside is essential for our community right now. Hopefully my modest support can create happier days for those who need it most. “

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Making a lasting impact is easy – here’s how:

1. Speak with your loved ones

Talk to those closest to you about your decision to leave a gift in your Will to charity. Doing so means you trust the organisation and believe in the vital work they do. Wayside Chapel would be honoured to be held in such high regard.

2. Choose your legacy

Two ways you can leave a gift to Wayside Chapel in your Will are:

  • Specific bequest: Specify the percentage share or dollar amount that each of your chosen charities receives.
  • Residual bequest: Pass on the remainder of your estate to your chosen charities, after other legacies have been fulfilled.

3. Use the correct wording

Here is some suggested wording to ensure your gift is used in accordance with your wishes.

‘I give to Wayside Chapel Foundation (ABN 77 406 918 553) free of all taxes and other deductions the residue of my estate / ____% share / $____ for its general purposes, and the receipt given on behalf of the Wayside Chapel shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee.

4. Write and legalise your Will

If you already have a Will in place, you will need to prepare a simple codicil to update your wishes. If you do not have a Will, you will need to include a specific bequest when your Will is prepared. A solicitor, lawyer or estate planner can assist you to do this under your direction. Your Will is not legal until it is signed and witnessed. You can change your Will and your beneficiaries at any time.

5. Please let us know

We understand that your Will is very personal. But by letting us know that you’ve made your bequest, we can send you our heartfelt thanks and recognise you as a committed supporter of Wayside Chapel in your lifetime. You don’t have to tell us the amount you intend to leave – simply let us know that you’re leaving a gift and we can make sure to keep you up to date about our vital work in the community. Call Liz on 0490 103 948 or email [email protected].

Quick Details

Legal Name: Wayside Chapel Foundation

ABN: 77 406 918 553

Liz Lipinski

Planned Giving Manager
[email protected]
0490 103 948

I’m here to help

To discuss leaving a gift in your Will, please contact me, or fill out the form and I will get in touch.