A Gift in Your Will
After providing for your loved ones, we are grateful to the thoughtful supporters who decide to leave a gift in their Will to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Throughout our history, gifts in Wills have transformed the lives of our Hospital community. By leaving a gift in your Will today you have the unique opportunity to give our most vulnerable babies, children and families the very best start in life.
A gift with lasting impact
When you leave a gift to the WCH Foundation in your Will, you are choosing to make a lasting difference to something you care for deeply. Your support means exceptional health care, skilled Hospital staff, high-quality equipment, specialist support programs, and researchers at the forefront of finding treatments and cures.
Your gift will touch the lives of countless babies, children and families who rely on our Hospital. There is no greater gift you can make to the health and care of future generations in South Australia and beyond.
To learn more about our impact, read our Impact Report.
Important Information for your Solicitor
Our organisation details
Name: Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Incorporated
ABN: 99 682 331 968
Registered address: 55 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA 5006
Suggested wording for your Will
“I, (your name), give to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Incorporated (ABN 99 682 331 968)
the rest and residue of my estate; or
_____ per cent of my Estate; or
_____ per cent of the residue of my Estate; or
the sum of $_______
Free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executor who shall not be bound to see the application of my gift.”
Stories of giving
Behind every bequest is a personal story. Discover what inspired some of our most kind-hearted supporters to remember the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation with a gift in their Will and find out more about how these remarkable people are creating a better future for the next generation.
William E Blackeby
The sweeter things in life
The Blackeby family name is synonymous with much-loved lollies from our younger years. But few people in our community realise that while Bill Blackeby may have been the face of Blackeby’s Lolly Shop, he had a sweeter side that was kept very much under wraps.
A neighbourly gift
From what started as a ‘hello’ and wave across the fence grew into a much-loved friendship for the Roberts family and their long-time neighbour the late Hazel Glencross. Hazel died in 2019 and left a bequest to the Sam Roberts Family Fund in memory of the boy she called ‘dear little Sam’.
Marjory Norman Edwards OAM
The woman with a heart bigger than the outback
The Roy and Marjory Edwards Bequest remains one of the most generous ever left to charity in South Australia. When Marjory passed in 2004, it was discovered that she and her late husband Roy had left gifts in their Will of more than $37 million to 12 charities, including the WCH Foundation.
Recognising your support
When you notify us that you have included the Foundation in your Will, we are delighted to welcome you as a member of our Golden Hearts Bequest Society. Members receive updates and news, as well as invitations to special events such as Hospital tours and keynote presentations.
We are here to help
We’d love to help turn your passion today into a gift for the future. Please get in touch for a confidential discussion. We can supply you with recommended wording for your Will, provide information about supporting a specific area of our work, or discuss the options with you if you are unsure how best to make a difference through your gift.
Contact Fern Cargill, Bequests & Research Manager, on 08 8464 7900 or via email