Include a Charity Week

5 - 11 September

Your Legacy can be her future

Leave a 1% gift in your Will and make a big difference to little lives.

Leave a legacy that means the world to sick kids today, and for generations to come.

Take our short quiz and help us understand the type of legacy you want to leave behind

Each year, throughout the first week of September, over 100 charities nationwide come together to take part in Include A Charity Week. Include A Charity is a social change campaign with a brave ambition of changing the face of charitable giving forever by making gifts in Wills the norm, allowing more Australians to make their mark.

Leaving a gift in your Will can help future generations of sick kids like Everleigh have access to world-class healthcare and go on to live their healthiest lives.   Read more of Everleigh’s story.

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 bequest 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 create a simple Will. We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, an online Wills and Estates firm, who host a free and easy step-by-step online Will writing service. It takes less than 10 minutes. Click here to write your free 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

“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

Residual

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.

Pecuniary

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

Assets

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 bequests@schf.org.au, or click the button below.