Join the quest for children’s health by remembering us in your will.
Create your legacy
Your life is dedicated to caring for family, enjoying friends and sharing in all your community offers. However, have you stopped to consider how you can continue to nurture your community even after you are gone?
Leaving a bequest gift to The Children's Hospital at Westmead, 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.
“Bequest gifts are a lifeline for children and families and a wonderful legacy to leave for the next generation”
Emeritus Professor Kim Oates AM
The Promise Partner program was established to recognise and honour the commitment of our generous friends who have included The Children’s Hospital in their will.
Our promise to you
- We understand that your will is a personal matter. So we will always respect your privacy.
- We appreciate that your family and loved ones always come first.
- We will handle the gift you leave us efficiently so that it can do the greatest good, and with the utmost care, sensitivity and respect.
- If you have decided to leave a gift in your will, we would love to thank you. However, there's no need to notify us.
- We recognise you have the absolute right to change your mind about a gift in your will, at any time.
There is no minimum gift amount to become a Promise Partner. The size of your gift is entirely your choice and is kept confidential. Any gift—however big or small—will make a huge difference.
How to leave a gift in your will
We recommend that you discuss the type of bequest you intend to make with your family and solicitor before you finalise your will.
Types of bequests
- Residual bequest—is the remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones and expenses have been deducted.
- Pecuniary bequest—is a gift of a specific amount, such as $5,000.
- Specific bequest—you can also specify which area within the hospital you would like your bequest to assist—for example, Cancer, Burns, Research, Cardiology, etc.
Here's an example of the type of wording to use in your will. The precise wording should be checked by your solicitor.
“I give and bequeath to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead ABN 53 188 579 090 in aid of that institution for use in the areas of most need, at the discretion of the Chief Executive,
- The residue of my estate (or __% of the residue of my estate), or
- The whole of my estate (or __% of my estate), or
- The sum of $___,
for which the receipt of the Treasurer or another authorised officer shall be an absolute discharge.”
Let us know
There is no legal obligation to notify us of your intended gift. However, if you choose to us know of your intentions we can:
- Plan for future research investment and the purchase of vital equipment
- Plan for the development of services to meet the needs of seriously ill children
- Provide you with information and updates on hospital achievements
- Invite you to events for face-to-face updates from clinical and research staff.
All correspondence is treated in confidence.
Like more information?
Email us or call (02) 9845 3573 or (02) 9845 3367