Planned Giving: Bequests


Transform people’s lives with a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal decision, and perhaps the greatest commitment you can make to help people living with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions in NSW.

Your legacy will create opportunities to provide life changing services for people of all ages living with arthritis, the most significant cause of chronic pain and disability in Australia.

Where your gift will assist

Camp Footloose and Camp Twinkletoes help reduce the isolation experienced by children with juvenile arthritis, providing an opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities in a safe and supportive environment.

Community Education Sessions advance the effective self-management of arthritis through lifestyle, nutrition and gentle exercise.

Gentle Exercise Programs, such as Warm Water Exercise and Strength & Balance classes, help keep people with arthritis active and moving by improving joint functionality, building muscle strength and core stability, and reducing overall pain.

Awareness Programs promote the prevention and early diagnosis of arthritis for better health outcomes.

Our commitment to you

When you leave a gift in your Will, Arthritis NSW makes these promises to you:

  1. We will use your gift carefully and wisely where it can have the greatest impact
  2. Your gift will be managed with sensitivity and respect
  3. We understand that your family and loved ones always come first.

Types of planned giving

There are several ways in which you can choose to leave a gift to Arthritis NSW. The types of gifts you might consider leaving in your Will include:

  • a pecuniary gift – specified cash amount
  • a residue gift – the remainder of your estate after specific gifts to family and loved ones have been made
  • a percentage gift – either a percentage of the residue of your estate or a percentage of your entire estate
  • the gift of an asset which could include real estate, shares, bonds or other articles of value.

Please note that you should always seek independent legal advice to ensure your Will does what you intend it do. We also recommend that you discuss your wishes with family and loved ones.

“We received a Kay Stubbs Scholarship to fund maths tutoring for our son Daman when he was nine years old. He had experienced long absences from school due to joint pain and treatment and thanks to the scholarship he caught up on missed concepts which moved him back towards the top of his maths class”.
Jo Cassar, mum to Daman diagnosed at age 4 in 2011 with polyarticular arthritis,
a beneficiary of the Kay Stubbs bequest.

More information

Would you like to know more information about leaving a gift to Arthritis NSW in your Will? Request an information pack now, or contact our Business Development Manager on 02 9857 3300 or email for a confidential discussion. You can also access the Planned Giving brochure here. 

Correct wording for a gift to Arthritis NSW

It is important to use the correct wording to ensure that your gift is received as you planned to Arthritis NSW. Please refer to the information sheet: For solicitors – including suggested wording

Inform us of your gift

We would love to know that you have included Arthritis NSW in your Will so that we can discuss any wishes you may have and to give you options for how your generosity can be acknowledged. You can let us know by calling our Business Development Manager 02 9857 3300 or email

Information for executors

Download the information sheet: For executors

Information for solicitors

Download the information sheet: For Solicitors – including suggested wording