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A gift in your Will is a very special way to support Children’s Medical Research Institute and will make a lasting difference to the health of generations of children to come. A gift in your Will does not have to be large for it to be valuable and make a big impact on our research.

A Gift for the Future

Since 1958, our research has led to the introduction of vaccines, new treatments and improved standards of care that have already saved thousands of children.

1 in 20 children is born with a birth defect or genetic disease – and it can happen to any child in any family. By leaving a gift in your Will, you will be giving these children and their families hope for a healthier future.

Types of Bequests

 If you are thinking of leaving a bequest but aren't sure what the options are, be reassured that there are many ways you can leave a gift. A few examples that may suit your preferences and individual circumstances include:
  • A specific sum of cash or a percentage of the value of your estate
  • A gift of real estate
  • An investment such as stocks, bonds, shares or an artwork
  • A residual gift (the balance of your estate after all other provisions have been met)

How To Leave a Gift in Your Will

Essential wording to make a bequest in your Will:

“I give to Children’s Medical Research Institute ABN 47 002 684 737 (the residue of my Estate/_______% of my Estate/the sum of $_______) free of all duties for the general purposes of the said Institute, and the receipt of the Secretary or Treasurer of the Institute shall be sufficient discharge for the executor.”

You should contact a solicitor, the Public Trustee or the Law Society in your state or territory for advice about preparing a Will. Trustee companies specialise in preparing Wills and do not charge a fee if they are appointed executor of the estate.

Once you have a Will, it is important to keep it up to date to reflect your current family situation and intentions. When you create or update your Will, please consider adding a gift in the form of a bequest to Children’s Medical Research Institute.

A bequest to CMRI could take the form of: a specific sum of money; a percentage of the overall value of the estate; a gift of real estate; an investment (stocks, bonds); a residual gift (balance of your estate after provisions have been met); or any
combination of these.

Donations in your Will are invested in Children’s Medical Research Institute’s endowment fund, which supports our research in perpetuity. It is a gift that shall forevermore touch the lives of future generations of Australian children.

If have any questions or would like further information, please contact us: or call 1800 436 437.

Discovery Days

If you'd like to find out more about our work before making any decisions, we would love to see you at our next Discovery Day. Discovery Days allow us to share updates on our research and offer a tour of our facility. By attending you'll have the opportunity to hear directly from our researchers about their work and see our laboratories in action.
If you are interested, please complete the below form and we’ll be in touch regarding upcoming dates and times.

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How to Leave A Gift

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    After thinking about your personal wishes and considering your family’s needs, it's important to let them know your intentions.


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    Speak to a professional to make sure that your wishes are recorded in a legally binding way.
    You can also view our suggested wording.

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    By leaving a gift in your Will to CMRI, you will be joining a very special group of people.
    Simply fill out our 
    confirmation form to allow us to keep in touch.
    *If you would like to remain anonymous, we will respect your wishes.