Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to make a real and significant impact, enabling researchers at WIMR to find better preventions, treatments and cures for some of the most serious diseases affecting Australians and people throughout the world.
The impact that medical research has on human health is extraordinary, identifying better ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure serious illnesses.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to support groundbreaking medical research into the future, while still maintaining the funds you need to support you in your lifetime.
You don't have to be wealthy to support our work through a gift in your Will. Even if you think you may not leave a large estate, every gift, large or small, helps in funding research discoveries.
In choosing to leave a gift in your Will, you'll be joining like-minded others who have decided to make a lasting impact to medical research as members of WIMR's Discovery Partners Club.
As a Discovery Partner, we look forward to keeping you up-to-date with the progress of WIMR's research.
You will also be extended invitations to attend special events to meet our inspiring researchers, and to tour our labs, so that you can learn more about the impact your generous support has.
A gift in your Will is a wonderful way of honouring you and your family, past and present. We encourage you to discuss leaving a gift in your Will with your family.
By involving your family, you are letting them know that leaving a gift to support the vital medical research taking place at WIMR is important to you. You may also choose to dedicate your gift in memory of your loved ones.
We take pride in keeping in touch with the friends and families of our Discovery Partners and encourage them to visit WIMR to see how their loved one's thoughtful gift is being used and the research achievements being made as a result.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a big decision and an opportunity to ensure that the results of your lifetime of hard work are directed to the people and organisations most important to you. We suggest you discuss this with your family first.
If you don't currently have a Will, a solicitor can help you to draft one or add a Codicil (an addition or modification) to your present Will to ensure that your wishes can be honoured.
If you do not have a solicitor, we can refer you to one of WIMR's honorary solicitors who can provide an initial consultation about making a gift in your Will to WIMR and other assistance, free of charge.
We are grateful that you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to support WIMR's ground-breaking research. We look forward to honouring your wishes and using your gift wisely, with care and respect, so it will have the greatest possible impact in improving healthcare in our community and around the world.
If you have left a gift in your Will to WIMR, please let us know so that we can thank you for your thoughtfulness and invite you to become a member of WIMR's Discovery Partners Club.
This doesn't affect your right to alter or update your Will if your circumstances or wishes change. It simply helps us be aware of your support and organise for it to be directed to an area of research that is most important, or of interest to you. This helps us to plan our research into the future and to ensure that your wishes are honoured.
There are many ways you can support The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and make a difference.
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A great way to remember someone that you care about and a wonderful tribute to their life.
Our team is happy to help you with information, tools and advice on how to give fundraising your best shot.
If you would prefer to set up a direct payment from your bank account, our details are:
Account name: The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Foundation
To discuss other ways to donate or get involved, please contact The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Foundation team on 02 8627 3000.
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