A gift left to Mission Australia in your Will is one of the most generous and lasting ways you can make a life-changing difference to Australians in need.

When Les and Margaret included Mission Australia in their Will, the sudden death of their daughter, Elizabeth, at just 26, was still raw.

When Les and Margaret included Mission Australia in their Will, the sudden death of their daughter, Elizabeth, at just 26, was still raw.

Elizabeth had always spoken highly of Mission Australia, so it was a fitting way to honour her memory and realise her goal of helping people less fortunate than herself.

"Elizabeth was a social worker in the Emergency Department. She used to come across people all the time who just couldn't cope with life. She would often tell me how fantastic Mission Australia [then known as Sydney City Mission] was," Margaret says.

We decided it was important for us to give something of value back - Les and Margaret

"Elizabeth told me Mission Australia always does what they can to look after people. She really admired their work. When she died and we had to redo our Will, we thought we'd like to leave something in there for them.

"Les and I are both Christian, and so was Elizabeth. We wanted to leave something to an organisation that really 'gets its hands dirty'. Mission Australia is on the ground out there doing good work all the time in many hard areas."

Although Elizabeth passed away more than 15 years ago, Margaret and Les continue to faithfully donate to Mission Australia every year and also know that ultimately their bequest will have a life-changing impact on future Australians in need.

"Elizabeth would have been very supportive of our decision. She always wanted to help people - hence her career as a social worker. As a carer myself it hasn't been possible for me to physically help out, so it's nice to know there are charities like Mission Australia who do."

A gift that truly changes lives

A gift, like Les and Margaret's bequest, enables Mission Australia to effectively plan for the future so that the next generation of Australians have every chance to succeed.

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