Gifts in Wills

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 gift in your Will to The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Kids Research, Bear Cottage and Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS),  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

Promise Partners

The Promise Partner program was established to recognise and honour the commitment of our generous friends who have included The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Kids Research, Bear Cottage and NETS 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 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 gifts

  • Residual gift—is the remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones and expenses have been deducted.
  • Pecuniary gift—is a gift of a specific amount, such as $5,000.
  • Specific gift—you can also specify which area you would like your bequest to assist—for example, Cancer, Burns, Research, Cardiology, etc.
  • Asset or assets.

Wording suggestions

Here's an example of the type of wording to use in your Will which you can bring to your solicitor.

“I give to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, ABN 72 003 073 185, being for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead,

  • 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 $___,
  • List of asset or assets.

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 inform us 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 and research achievements
  • Invite you to events for face-to-face updates from clinical and research staff.

All correspondence is treated in confidence.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (the Foundation) raises funds for the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and is registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Health Promotion Charity with Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient status. 

Like more information?

Email Anne or call (02) 9845 3573 or (02) 9845 3367