Leave a legacy that means the world to sick kids for generations to come.
Make Your New Years Resolution a New Will
A new year often brings a renewed sense of vigor and commitment. We often look back and reflect on those moments that have brought us joy and those that have taught us what to value in our life... and perhaps this new year you have made a resolution. A resolution to make a difference or make a change you’ve wanted for some time.
This year, you could make your New Year’s resolution count by leaving a lasting gift that will change the healthcare of sick kids for future generations.
Your gift could help kids like Lachie, who lives with cystic fibrosis.
For the first year of his life, Lachie battled virus after virus, and his family struggled to come to grips with everything. But while it hasn’t always been easy, Lachie’s family are grateful for the incredible support team that surrounds them at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
“There’s just so much extra that they do for the kids to make their experience not just better; they actually make it really wonderful.” - Lara, Lachie’s mum.
Read more of Lachie's story here.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a new beginning. It’s an act of kindness making a long-lasting and positive impact to countless young lives, well into the future.
By leaving a bequest to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, or any of the areas 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 sick kids.
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
“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 physcian at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
Types of gifts
The remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones and the deduction of expenses.
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 to making 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below.