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Information for Solicitors and Estate Planners

Key information

The following information is about creating Wills and administering estates for clients who wish to leave a bequest to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service (Trading as Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service).  Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services recognises family and loved ones should come first. Please encourage your client to consider a charity after looking after their family members.

Please discuss with your client:

  • If they want the donation to be specific to a region (Hunter, Central Coast, Mid-North Coast, New England North West, Northern-Lismore). We would be happy to accommodate their wishes.
  • Please ensure the correct wording is used and include our full name:
    Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service NSW ABN 40 002 862 026
  • Encourage your client to notify us of their inclusion of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in their Will, so we can keep in contact with updates from the Service. Please also pass on our sincere thanks for choosing to support the Service in their Will, as bequests are a significant area of funding for us to continue operating as we do.

Formalising Your Bequest Gift

When you make your Will, you have the opportunity to remember the work of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. If you do choose to make a bequest, your gift should be made to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service (ABN 40 002 862 026).

You may specify the region you wish to support by nominating a particular base. The following words are recommended as a guide only to assist your solicitor in preparing your Will and bequest:

I (Name)………….of address…………………… give and bequeath (free of all duties)………………% of my estate or the Sum of
$…………………….. to Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited (ABN: 40 002 862 026) for its general purposes.

I wish for this gift to go towards the rescue helicopter service based in.