Would you like to leave a legacy of hope to people experiencing life challenges?
If so, consider making a bequest in your will to Anglicare Tasmania.
For nearly 40 years Anglicare has been providing important services to Tasmanians.
We help to address homelessness, offer affordable supported accommodation, deliver home care for older people, support people injured in motor vehicle accidents, provide financial counselling, relationship counselling, and respond to the needs of children, young people and families.
Bequests are special gifts that enable us to make a positive difference in local communities, and we take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of this money.
"People who make a bequest have a genuine love and concern for their local area and a desire to make a difference for future generations," said Anglicare Tasmania CEO Chris Jones.
A recent bequest to Anglicare has made it possible to purchase a building in Burnie to deliver key services to the community from a central location.
"It's right in the city centre so it will be easy for people to access and their overall experience will be welcoming and comfortable," said Chris.
"This is important to us".
The new centre is on track to open later this year.
The building will be fitted with solar panels and other initiatives to reduce running costs.
It's not just large bequests that make a difference - small gifts also help.
"Bequests have been used to brighten up the common areas in Anglicare's supported accommodation facilities so people are eager to use them.
"It makes these shared spaces more inviting and relaxing," said Chris.
People who make a bequest have a genuine love and concern for their local area and a desire to make a difference for future generations.Chris Jones
"This encourages a greater sense of community and helps to improve people's health and wellbeing".
Anglicare operates the Rocherlea Rehabilitation and Recovery service in Launceston - a safe place where people can get intensive support with mental illness.
A recent resident said the opportunity to stay there provided the help they needed to get back on track. "I felt safe and understood...the people at Anglicare were so kind".
Leaving a bequest in your will need not be complex or expensive, but Anglicare recommends you seek legal advice to make sure it is valid.
The best way is to direct your gift to, "the general purposes of Anglicare Tasmania".
To find out more about the work of Anglicare visit www.anglicare-tas.org.au or call 1800 243 232.