By having a will you can make sure that all you have worked for in your life is given to the people you love and the causes you care about.
Without the generosity of everyday people living in our North Queensland community, Cootharinga would find it very difficult to continue.
Whatever the amount, all bequests are invaluable to us and help Cootharinga continue into the future to provide vital services to children and adults with disabilities. Just like you, these people have needs, wants and dreams. By leaving a bequest you will help us to support them so they and their families have the opportunity for a brighter future and achieve the goals they have for their life.
Even though many people would like to help, it can be financially difficult to support a charity during a lifetime. After caring for loved ones, organising a bequest is a wonderful way of knowing you are able to make a positive difference to someone else’s life in our community, where you live.


If you already have a will

If you already have a will and would like to leave a gift to Cootharinga you can do so by adding a codicil. A codicil is a simple addition to your existing will.

If you don’t have a will

If you don’t have a will we advise that you see a solicitor to get the best advice.
Every year Cootharinga holds a free wills day in September where experienced solicitors from the Townsville firm of Wilson/Ryan/Grose Lawyers offer their services to write free simple wills. Of course, you are under no obligation to leave a bequest and your privacy is assured. We only ask that you consider leaving a gift to Cootharinga in your will.

Types of gifts which are given in wills

• A percentage of an estate
• The remainder of an estate after loved ones have been provided for
• A specific sum of money or a gift of property or other asset.

Will wording for solicitors

If you would like to leave a gift to Cootharinga in your will please contact Sharon Smith, Relationship and Public Relations Manager at Cootharinga for the correct wording. Email: or telephone: 07 4759 2032.

Bequest Booklet