Gifts in Wills and in Honour

A gift in your Will is a gift that lives on.


Most people would like to leave the world a little better off, knowing they have made a difference to a cause they really care about.

By leaving a gift to Diabetes Queensland in your Will you can help to change and save lives into the future. As part of your legacy you will be helping to deliver a range of programs that provide ongoing education, support and advice to improve the health of people living with, or at risk of diabetes.


Your lasting gift will help to provide life-changing support and services to children, teenagers and adults living with diabetes, and support crucial research into better treatments and future a cure. 


Help create a better future for people living with this life-threatening condition.


How to include a gift in your Will

 Below you will find some suggested wording which your solicitor can include in your Will. If you would like more information or a printed booklet about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our Donor Relations Manager on 07 3506 0920, email or send a letter to:


Donor Relations Manager
Diabetes Queensland
PO Box 9824
Brisbane QLD 4001


Please inform us of your gift
If you have made the wonderful decision to leave a gift to Diabetes Queensland in your Will, we would really like to know so we can thank you personally. Informing us allows us to better plan for the future and to keep you up to date about our work.
Please be assured your information will be held in strict confidence. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will respect your privacy.


Solicitors and Executors

If you are a solicitor and have a client who chooses to leave a bequest to Diabetes Queensland, we have provided some suggested Will wording below.

If you are an Executor of a Will that includes Diabetes Queensland, please contact us for any information you need.


Suggested wording for a gift in your Will


l, ………………………………………………………………………………….., give and bequeath to

Diabetes Queensland of 29 Finchley Street Brisbane QLD 4064 (ABN 18 009 790 327)

  1. a) The residue (or ________% of the residue) of my estate
  2. b) _______ % of my estate
  3. c) A sum of $ ___________


To be used for the fulfilment of its charitable purposes through its awareness, research, education and advocacy programs, free of all death and estate duties. I declare that the receipt of such gift by its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of my Executors.


For a Contingent Bequest:

If any of the abovenamed beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to:  Diabetes Queensland of 29 Finchley Street Brisbane QLD 4064 (ABN 18 009 790 327) for its general purposes.


If you would like any specific information, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Donor Relations Manager 07 3506 0920, email


Thank you for considering making a lasting difference with a gift in your Will.


Gifts in Honour

Honour the memory of a loved one with a donation in lieu of flowers, or celebrate a special life milestone by making a donation in lieu of giving gifts.

Giving a donation In Memoriam is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved family member, friend, neighbour or colleague. Families can take comfort in the knowledge that their loved one is being remembered for a life well lived, while contributing to Diabetes Queensland so that others will live a better life.


An In Celebration donation to Diabetes Queensland is a way to honour friends and family on their special day by contributing to a cause that will help make a difference to many lives.


How to arrange a Gift in Honour
By offering family and friends the opportunity to make a donation to Diabetes Queensland in lieu of flowers at a funeral or in lieu of gifts at a celebration, you'll help to fund vital research into better treatments and a cure, and to support people to live well with diabetes.


Donation Envelopes


In Celebration
Donations can be gifted to Diabetes Queensland in lieu of birthday, wedding, anniversary or other celebratory gifts. Specially designed In Celebration envelopes are available on request. Simply contact our fundraising team to arrange delivery and discuss any other requirements.


In Memoriam
When requesting a gift in memory, you may want to instruct the funeral home to mention the family's wish for a gift to Diabetes Queensland in lieu of flowers in the memorial notice. Specially designed In Memoriam envelopes are available upon request. Simply contact our fundraising team to arrange delivery and discuss any other requirements.

We will send a letter and receipt to each person who donates and provide their contact details, following their kind 'in memory' donation. The family of the deceased will be sent a condolence card acknowledging those having donated in memory of their loved one.


To order donation envelopes

Please contact our fundraising team at or call us on 1800 177 055 if you would like specially designed donation envelopes to give out to your family and friends at your gathering. You can easily return donations to us using the included reply-paid envelope.

Make a donation in honour
You can make a memorial or celebratory donation over the phone by calling 1800 177 055, or you can donate online. Please remember to include the name of the individual or couple who is being honoured.

If you would like further information about 'in memory' or 'in celebration' donations, please contact our fundraising team on 1800 177 055 or at 

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