Leaving a gift to Parkinson’s research is a lasting and meaningful way to advance treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s. Not only will your gift help the 100,000 Australian’s living with Parkinson’s it will also help future generations.

It’s a common misconception that only very wealthy people leave money to charity in their wills. The reality is that most bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to causes they care about after they’re gone.

However large or small, a bequest to Shake It Up will make a difference. It will allow Australia’s leading Parkinson’s researchers to focus their attention on finding the cause, better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.

Through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation we know our researchers are at the cutting edge of Parkinson’s research worldwide and each new project we fund moves us closer to a goal: a cure for Parkinson’s.

We guarantee that 100% of all monies received by the Foundation will fund the world’s best Parkinson’s research right here in Australia targeted at finding better treatments and ultimately a cure.


Your Gift Will Help Shape The Future.

How to Leave a Bequest

Leaving a gift in your Will is simple and 100% of your contribution will be directed to Parkinson’s research in Australia. If you don’t have a Will, you should seek legal advice on creating one, alternatively, if you have already written your Will, then you can add a codicil (a short legal amendment) to your Will.

A gift can be made in the form of a:

1. A residual bequest

You can make a gift of the residue (or remainder), or a percentage of the residue, of your estate once specific gifts and expenses have been taken care of.

2. A specified amount

You can make a specific bequest by simply stating the dollar amount in your Will that you wish to leave.

3. % of your Estate

A percentage of the overall value of your estate.

4. An asset

You may wish to make a gift of a specific asset, for example, real estate, shares, bonds etc

It’s also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions and let them know that leaving a gift to Parkinson’s research is important to you. This can help to ensure your final wishes are carried out.

Wording for Your Will

I GIVE [$……………….] or [% of my Estate] or [the residue of my Estate] to SHAKE IT UP AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION ABN 65 270 391 304 but in the event that gift can not take effect I DIRECT my Executors in their discretion to give my gift to another charitable organisation in Australia which my Executors consider most closely reflects the objectives of SHAKE IT UP AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION.

Legal Name: Shake It Up Australia Limited (ACN: 150 635 948) ATF Shake It Up Australia Foundation Trust

ABN: 65 270 391 304

DGR Status: YES


Write your Will Today for Free

Do you have a valid Will? Writing a Will used to be a lengthy and costly exercise as you met with a solicitor to talk about your end of life wishes. However, with advances in technology and DIY platforms you can now write a legally valid Will for free online.

We have partnered with Gathered Here to offer you the opportunity to write your Will for free, with free & unlimited updates of your Will for life.

By answering a few simple questions from the comfort of your own home you can have your Will completed in under 10 minutes. You can nominate your Executors, appoint Guardians for your children, divide your Estate, leave specific gifts to loved ones and outline your funeral wishes. It’s that easy.

Write your Will for Free Today

For a confidential discussion, and to find out more about leaving a bequest to Parkinson’s research, please contact Vicki Miller, by phone 1300 361 803 or email vicki@shakeitup.org.au


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