Mario & Michele Topcic 

“We can’t think of a better legacy to leave than to support future generations. We’re just proud that we can play our part.”

A few years ago, while planning an overseas trip, Mario and Michele Topcic decided to update their Wills and choose a few children's charities to support that are close to their hearts. Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is honoured to be one of those chosen charities.​

From previously working in the financial planning industry, the Topcic’s understand firsthand the importance of planning an estate early and being clear on their wishes. ​

“It's really important to make a decision about your estate before something occurs,” says Mario. “This is not just for yourself, but for your other family members so they're aware of your plan.”​

More than ever, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation relies on the generosity from donors to help support the future of paediatric healthcare. ​

“We have decided to leave a percentage allowance in our Will. As the estate value grows over time, so does the amount that is going to go to the Hospital,” says Michele.​

“We have personally visited Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, this way we were able to see the wonderful work the doctors and nurses are doing for the care of these children and how our contributions will help to make a difference in the future,” says Michele. “The Hospital does a wonderful job and we feel happy knowing we’ll contribute to its ongoing success.” ​

“Michele and I really do feel like we’re now part of the Foundation family. It’s so nice to receive updates and we love attending the events. We’ve met lots of other people who support the Hospital and there are some truly inspirational members of the community devoted to helping sick children,” says Mario.​

Michele says, “We can’t think of a better legacy to leave than to support future generations. It gives so many children the opportunity for the best possible chance to lead a happy and healthy life. We’re just proud that we can play our part.”


If you would like more information about the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation bequest program, please contact our Bequest Manager, Anne McFadden on 1800 770 122 or bequests@schf.org.au

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research