Bequests

Include a bequest to CFQ in your will and leave behind a future for fellow Queenslanders

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited, life-limiting illness affecting young Australians today. Increasing the well-being and quality of life of people living with CF is largely made possible by generous every day Queenslanders who leave a bequest to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) in their will.

A bequest is a very real way to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with CF in Queensland. A bequest is often called a gift; your chance to provide the gift of more tomorrows for CFQ members.

Your bequest is valuable

As a charity, CFQ receives limited government funding so these generous gifts are crucial to ensuring we can commit to the long-term funding required for essential and much needed support and services.

How to make a bequest

Making a will is the only way you can be sure your wishes will be followed after you die. It also means less confusion and heartache for your loved ones in their time of grief.

People from all walks of life can leave a bequest to CFQ. Not all bequests come from wealthy people – bequests large and small help CFQ support families affected by CF in many different ways. Bequests can be in the form of a percentage of your estate, the residual of your estate, a monetary amount, shares, a life insurance policy, specific items, property or another form. Charities like CFQ can also be nominated to be the recipients of part of an estate in the event that other nominated beneficiaries are also deceased.

How we use your bequest

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland supports nearly 1000 people living with CF, throughout Queensland, the Northern Territory and Northern New South Wales, who require significant daily medications, physiotherapy and frequent hospitalisations. It is a life-limiting condition for which there is currently no cure. Despite major advances in treatment, only 50% of those born with this condition reach their late thirties.

CFQ provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. We advocate for services and systems that support the CF community and seek to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services, support and research. Our mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives.

Your bequest ensures the fight for a CF cure continues. If you would like more information about leaving a gift to CFQ in your Will, or if you would like to speak to someone about your bequest, please phone 07 3359 8000 or email bequests@cfqld.org.au