Gifts in Wills

The Shepherd Centre supports more than 500 children across Australia who are deaf or hearing impaired, helping them learn to listen and speak. 85% of children who graduate from our world-leading program achieve the same level of spoken language as their hearing peers by the time they are ready for school.

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most generous ways you can support children with hearing loss by giving them the ultimate gifts of sound and speech.  A gift in the Will is a specific instruction to reserve part of your estate – such as possessions, shares or money – for a chosen beneficiary. You can specify an amount, a percentage, or the residue of your estate.

No matter how big or small, your gift will ensure that children who come to the Shepherd Centre will continue to receive life-changing Early Intervention programs and services so they can reach their full potential in life.

If you have already decided to leave a gift to support children with a hearing loss and you are planning to see your legal advisor or solicitor in the near future, you may like to provide the following suggested wording:


I give to The Shepherd Centre (Australian Business Number 61 000 699 927), for its general charitable purposes            % of my estate

OR the rest and residue of my estate

OR the sum of $                

OR                              [specify item, e.g. shares, work of art]

and I declare that the receipt of the authorised representative of The Shepherd Centre shall be sufficient discharge for my bequest.


For more information, or to discuss leaving a gift to The Shepherd Centre in your Will, please contact Samantha Meisner-Lemon on 02 9370 4470.

You can also enter your details on the contact form and you will be contacted by Samantha about our Gifts in Wills program.


RMB Lawyers

RMB Lawyers also offer a free Will service to The Shepherd Centre family and friends.

To find out more please contact: 1800 681 211 or email: [email protected]



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