Leave a Bequest


Leaving a gift in your will to the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF) is without doubt the kindest and most important step you could take to help improve the lives of children and adults living with NF.

By doing so, you will be helping to sustain the critical work that CTF does, ensuring that it exists long into the future to provide vital and life-saving help for the future.

Your bequest will help to ensure that CTF continues to provide vital support for people living with the uncertainty of NF and ensuring a brighter future.

The work of CTF incorporates numerous initiatives including:

  • Funding critically important research aimed at finding improved treatment options and ultimately a way to ‘Conquer NF’;
  • A national network of Support Coordinators who provide practical information and resources to sufferers and their families;
  • Funding specialist clinics for both children and adults;
  • Medical Symposia for advancement of collaboration on treatments and research;
  • Information Seminars for NF community members to keep them updated on latest treatments and research;
  • Family camps, where children can feel special and not different to others; and
  • Community Support Groups and activities.

As demand for our services increases every year, helping to provide the security of future funding is more important than ever.

If you’ve already started to think about your legacy, and the possibility of including CTF in your will, we can’t thank you enough for considering us.

Leaving a bequest is one of the most positive ways that you can leave your mark on the world.  It’s not simply the domain of wealthy people, in fact most bequests are made by every day, hard-working people who want to make a positive difference to their community.


There are a few different ways you can include a gift in your will, including a ‘residual bequest’. This type of bequest is a gift of whatever is left of your estate (or a percentage of it) after all other gifts to family and friends, taxes and debts have been paid. It is the ‘residual’ that can then be allocated as a bequest to CTF.


You can choose to let CTF direct your funds wherever the need is greatest or you can specify a particular area of support or research that has a special meaning to you. This can include a research project or specialist clinic in your name. Please note: this is subject to the amount donated.


According to your personal situation and preferences, the following wording should be used when making a bequest:

“I give to the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia, ABN 26 148 815 534

  1. all of my residuary estate OR
  2. [x] percentage of my residuary estate OR
  3. the sum of $______________ OR
  4. [list asset or assets]

to be applied for the purposes of medical research by the Institute (OR to be applied for the purpose of research into______________ [specify research area of your choice]. I declare that the receipt of a Director of the Institute or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see to the application of this gift.”


If you would like to have a confidential discussion with someone about leaving a bequest to CTF, then please get in touch with us at info@ctf.org.au or call 02 9713 6111.