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Include a Charity

Include a Charity Week

4 - 10 September

Will Wonders Never Cease

Your Gift in Will - helping make great healthcare, extraordinary healthcare

From 4-10 September 2023 as part of Include a Charity Week, you can write your Will online completely free

Each year, throughout the first week of September, over 100 charities nationwide come together to take part in Include a Charity Week which is an annual, nation-wide, social change campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in their Will and encouraging people to make a Will.

We know that including a charity in your Will is a very personal decision. It’s an important and lasting declaration of your values and beliefs that you and your loved ones can be proud of for a long time to come. By leaving a gift in your Will to SCHF, even as little as 1%, you can help make great healthcare, extraordinary healthcare.
Abigail, multiple treating departments

Abigail, multiple treating departments

Will Wonders Never Cease

This year's Include a Charity theme is Will Wonders Never Cease, which is certainly the case for our Include a Charity Week Campaign patient hero - small but mighty little Abigail.

By her first birthday, Abigail had received care from many of the expert clinical teams across Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. This included an emergency transfer to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (SCH) via NETS (Newborn Emergency and paediatric Transport Service), many weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the discovery of a rare, potentially life threatening, genetic condition Hypopituitarism.

Read about Abigail's treatment journey.

Leaving a legacy is a new beginning. It’s the beginning of one act of kindness making a long-lasting and positive impact to countless lives, well into the future.

By leaving a gift to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, or any of the entities we support you can help fund groundbreaking research, purchase vital cutting-edge equipment and enable the Foundation to continue its mission to ensure world-class health care for children.

Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, is a powerful way to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of children far beyond your lifetime.

Making or changing your Will to include a gift to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation could be as simple as contacting your legal advisor and they will do all the important work for you. Alternatively, you could use an online option to write a Will. We’ve partnered with Safewill, Australia's most trusted online Will writing platform. Safewill makes it quick, easy and affordable to write your Will online. Write your Will now.

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If you'd like more information about leaving a gift in your Will or would like to speak with our team, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Meet some of our wonderful supporters

“As well as providing for my family, I've decided to include a gift in my Will because every day I see the impact of these gifts on the services that we provide to the sick kids in our care.”

- Dr Ken Peacock,  Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Nicola Stokes, former CEO

“I’ve decided to leave a gift in my Will to SCHF because of my admiration and esteem for the clinicians and health professionals who work at Sydney Children's Hospitals Network."

- Nicola Stokes, Former CEO at Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation

Following a successful and fufilling career in paediatrics, Dr John Macdessi’s decision to leave a gift in his Will extends his legacy to future generations.

- Dr John Macdessi, former physician at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Types of gifts


The remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones and the deduction of expenses.

Percentage gift

A percentage of either the residue or the entire estate such as 25% of estate.


A gift of a specific amount, such as $10,000.


This can be property or shares.

Correct wording for gifts in Wills

It is important that your bequest gift is worded correctly, and the following is recommended as a guide. You may give this wording to your solicitor who is preparing your Will.

“I give to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, ABN 72 003 073 185,

    • The residue of my estate (or __% of the residue of my estate) or
    • The whole of my estate (or __% of my estate)
    • The sum of $___
    • Asset or assets

for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be an absolute discharge.”

If you’re considering leaving a gift in your Will to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, we would love to talk to you, discuss some of the options available and hear about the areas of our work you would like to support.

You can also check out our guide on how to write a Will to get you started.

Because children's health care is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community, many donors don’t specify a purpose for their gift, allowing SCHF to use their gift where it is needed most. If you would prefer to direct your gift to a specific hospital or service, we can also help you craft a gift that reflects your wishes.  

To get in touch, please contact our Planned Giving Team, on 1800 770 122, email plannedgiving@schf.org.au, or click the button below.