John* was seven when he was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and has since been wheelchair-bound. He and his younger sister have not seen their father in years. Their mother, Mdm Tan*, had to make a tough decision between keeping her job as a cleaner to earn minimal income or quit to look after John full time. While it was a painful decision to make, Mdm Tan knew she had no choice but to make John her primary focus in life.
As Mdm Tan cares for John full-time, she is unable to earn an income. While healthcare and education are subsidised in Singapore, Mdm Tan finds it extremely challenging to provide the two basic necessities for her family - Food and Transport. She was then introduced to our FoodAid and TransportAid service to help alleviate her situation.
*Names have been changed to protect their identities.
We are appealing for your help to provide longer-term relief for families like John’s who have fallen through the gaps of social service in Singapore. Leaving a gift of just 1% in your will can make a real difference to Singaporeans in crisis. There are a number of different ways you can remember Singapore Red Cross in your will, depending on your circumstances. Every cent and every effort makes a difference.
You can leave a share of your assets or fixed sum of money
A good way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets, or leave a stated sum of money. If you have already made a will, but want to add a residuary gift to the Singapore Red Cross, your solicitor can advise you on how you can do this without affecting the specific gifts you leave your family and friends.
Leaving a legacy to a charity is a meaningful way to extend your hope and beliefs beyond your own lifetime. It is a beautiful and lasting memorial to each individual whose generosity and foresight helped to ensure the longevity and continuity of care for people who require long term aid.
If you would like to donate by leaving a legacy to the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), please consult a solicitor on the best way to do so. If you already have a will, you may leave a legacy to SRC by making a simple addition to your existing will, known as a codicil. If you do not have a will, your solicitor can also help you draft one with a legacy to the Society. It is important that the charity is correctly identified in your codicil or will.
Your solicitor may find the following examples of legacy giving to SRC useful:
“Subject to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses, just debts and estate duty if any payable on my death, I give the sum of [$______] to the charity Singapore Red Cross Society, a charity registered in Singapore (registered charity number S86CC0370E) of registered office address [15 Penang Lane, Red Cross House, Singapore 238486] and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other officer of the charity shall be a full discharge to my executors and trustees.”
“Subject to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses, just debts and estate duty if any payable on my death, I give [all]/[______%] of the residue of my estate to the charity Singapore Red Cross Society, a charity registered in Singapore (registered charity number S86CC0370E) of registered office address [15 Penang Lane, Red Cross House, Singapore 238486] and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other officer of the charity shall be a full discharge to my executors and trustees.”