Making a Bequest

U3A Sunshine Coast Inc. was established in 1986 and is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation which is run entirely by volunteers and provides a wide range of physical and intellectually stimulating activities for the semi-retired and retired in an area from Coolum to Caloundra and up to the Hinterland. There are no awards, no entry requirements and no exams. Membership and classes are very affordable – many classes have no fees.

Research shows that keeping the body and brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. For no cost to government, it is likely that U3A Sunshine Coast is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer, thus lessening the strain on our already overstretched health system.

Providing a centrally located facility for the holding of affordable classes is always a challenge for us. At present the University of the Sunshine Coast kindly allows us to rent an office and a lecture room, but we are trying very hard to build up our finances to the point where we can afford to buy our own accommodation. Any help that you can give us towards that goal will not only be greatly appreciated, but it will also be serving a high community purpose in a nation whose population is rapidly ageing.

Please use the following wording to leave a bequest to U3A Sunshine Coast Inc.:

I give devise and bequeath to U3A Sunshine Coast Inc. of Sippy Downs in the State of Queensland, Australia (“U3A Sunshine Coast), to be applied for such general purposes of U3A Sunshine Coast as the directors of the U3A Sunshine Coast see fit:
(a) the whole of my estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situated
(b) ……..% of my estate
(c) the sum of $…….
free of all duties and charges; and I declare that the receipt of the secretary, treasurer or other proper officer of U3A Sunshine Coast is full and sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees for payment of the bequest and that my executors and trustees shall not be obliged to see to the application thereof.

By the Wills Act, all Wills and Codicils must be in writing, signed by the Testator, and attested by two witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other.

U3A Sunshine Coast thanks you for considering supporting us with a bequest.
Please use this postal address for the purpose of a bequest:

The Secretary
University of the Third Age
C/- University of the Sunshine Coast,
Maroochydore DC, QLD, 4558.

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