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This Mother’s Day we are delighted to announce the launch of our Bequest Program,
“Planting seeds of hope for the future.”

Would you like to leave a lasting legacy of hope for the future?

To leave a Bequest as a gift in your Will is a very kind and generous act.  It is your way of giving hope for future generations of young people and children.

We have been developing this Bequest Program for some time, looking at ways that we can provide opportunities for our faithful supporters and friends to leave a lasting legacy as a gift in their Will, to support our work.

With the recent passing of our Founder, Dr Rev John Smith, we have been reflecting on the legacy that he has left for us and how we can continue to carry his legacy into the future, holding hope and caring for young people and children, until they have hope for themselves.

We are mindful of the words that Rev. Dr John Smith shared with Concern Australia staff in a video message he made for us, just a couple of years ago:

“When the pioneer is gone, those who follow will do more and do it in less time than the pioneer.”
– Rev. Dr John Smith

The pioneering work that John started in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has informed the work that we do today – and it is still equally as relevant today.  We continue to work with some of the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and at risk young people in our communities.

Our programs support young people and children through education, housing and homelessness and youth justice.

A gift in your Will – no matter how big or small – ensures that Concern Australia can continue to carry out the legacy of our Founder, Rev Dr John Smith, to create hope and care for young people and children who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk of falling through the cracks because no one else wants to help them.

Your gift allows us to continue to deliver life-changing programs for young people and children who are disadvantaged or disengaged with life and community, including those who are struggling with challenging circumstances which involve abuse, homelessness, domestic or family violence, poverty, poor education and lack of employment opportunities.

Your gift will continue to honour your memory, and will ensure that the beliefs and values that you hold so strongly, as we do, will be instilled in future generations.

Your legacy means a future that is filled with hope and creates opportunities for young people to enjoy full and meaningful lives to enable them to achieve their full potential.

“To plant a garden is to have hope for tomorrow.”
 Audrey Hepburn

If you request a Bequest Booklet to be sent to you, we will send you a special gift of a thank you card embedded with Swan River Daisy seeds that you can plant in your garden, as a sign that you have hope for the future.

We welcome the opportunity to present our Bequest Program to you.

If you would like to organise a time for us to come and present the Bequest Program to your Church or community, or if you would like to discuss leaving a Bequest in your Will, please contact Jo Thitchener, Communication and Relationship Manager, on (03) 9470 2972.

Download the Bequest Kit here