Caring for our community

Looking after families is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we were so proud to have hosted our first Community Wills Day last week.

Kindly supported by Finlaysons Lawyers, members of our community came together to get a legally valid Will written, ensuring their loved ones are taken care of, as well as helping a cause close to their heart.

Peace of mind for families

Venita Coutts, one of the attendees, is a regular visitor to the Hospital with her son Ezekiel. She told us:

“My husband and I have been putting off writing our Will. We are so focused on looking after our son, Ezekiel, sometimes we forget about looking after ourselves. We love supporting the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation and as soon as I saw the Wills Day I knew I had to make a booking. By getting our Will written we can have peace of mind knowing that he will be ok if something happens to us.”

Venita and Ezekiel.

Venita and Ezekiel.

Finlaysons’ support

Staff from Finlaysons Lawyers gave back to the Hospital community by contributing their time for free. Nikki Owen, Partner at Finlaysons, said:

“Finlaysons are extremely proud to be supporting South Australian families and giving more people in our community the opportunity to make a Will. It is wonderful to know that everyone who attended today is not only doing something important to look after their own loved ones, but also making a difference to the Hospital community through their support of the WCH Foundation.” 

The Finalysons’ team who generously donated their time on the day.

The Finalysons’ team who generously donated their time on the day.

A successful event

Over $3,000 was raised on the day which will provide immediate support to sick kids and their families being cared for at our Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Additionally, many of the attendees also made the generous decision to include a gift in their Will to make sure that future generations are taken care of as well.

Fern Cargill, WCH Foundation Bequest Manager, shared, “We are so grateful to the people who supported our Community Wills Day, and especially those who have made the important decision to leave a gift in their Will to look after future generations as well taking care of their own loved ones.”

 

If you’d like to learn more about leaving a gift in your Will, visit wchfoundation.org.au/bequests or contact our Bequests and Research Manager for more information.

 

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