Leave a Gift

We’re deeply honoured and grateful to our supporters who leave a gift for the service in their wills. We believe that creating a will isn’t about death and dying, it’s about sharing your good fortune with a cause that’s so close to your heart. We hope people take personal pride in knowing their donations have a lasting impact on the lives of others.

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Step Up and help us take flight – leave a gift in your will and change lives for years to come.

Leaving a gift in your will ensures your support for RACQ CapRescue and your community continues long into the future. One of life’s greatest pleasures is sharing what you have with others. Take pride in the knowledge that your gift will help us to continue to deliver our lifesaving service across Central QLD. A bequest is a lasting memorial of your generosity that will be gratefully received and appreciated by RACQ CapRescue.

The board of RACQ CapRescue maintains direct oversight of how finances are managed and invested. Prudent stewardship and governance of your bequest is extremely important to us.

The benefits

When you become part of the Step Up RACQ CapRescue community , there is a unique sense of belonging. We recognise your contribution by offering the following benefits.

  • RACQ CapRescue Hangar tour to meet the crew and staff.
  • Name on the helicopter as part of the Step Up CapRescue Bequest Program.
  • Annual letter from the CEO.
  • Quarterly newsletter and annual Community Report.
  • RACQ CapRescue lapel pin.
  • Signed certificate of appreciation by the CEO.

How does my bequest make an impact?

Your bequest ensures our lifesaving service continues to help the people within our community.

  • Help us to continue serving the people of Central QLD 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Enable us to provide the necessary facilities and resources for our crew, staff and community members.
  • Continue to educate the community about our service and the important role we play.
  • Enable us to plan for the future.

What kind of gift can I leave?

  • A residential gift 

This is a percentage of the remainder of your estate after your debts are paid and specific gifts are distributed to loved ones named in your will. The remainder (or proportion of the remainder of your estate will be gifted to RACQ CapRescue. This type of gift retains its value over time (inflation will not reduce its value).

  • A pecuniary/ fixed gift  

This is a specific amount or asset. Due to inflation, the value of a specific amount will decline over time. Your solicitor can advise you of ways to ensure the gift retains its relative value.

Three easy steps in preparing your will

Step 1: Consider how you would like to share your assets

We recommend you speak to your family about your wishes, with adequate provision for your loved ones. If you do decide to include a gift to RACQ CapRescue, we can ensure that it achieves your goals. Please contact our Donor Liaison Officer on 07 4922 9093 for a confidential discussion about the future.

Step 2: Seek independent advice

It’s always a good idea to speak with a specialist, such as a solicitor, a trustee company or the Public Trustee. They will ensure your will meets all legal requirements, guaranteeing your wishes will be carried out in the future.

Step 3: Let us know about your gift

If you decide to leave a gift in your will to RACQ CapRescue, please let us know – we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you and discuss the benefits of being a part of the RACQ CapRescue community. Please contact us on 07 4922 9093 or email [email protected]