Leave a gift in your Will

The story of a child’s life shouldn’t include cancer. You can change a child’s story with a gift in your Will.

Cancer is a merciless disease. In a child, it is heartbreakingly cruel. Those who survive often have lifelong side-effects. The fear of it lurks in every unexplained pain, every sniffle. Life is never truly carefree again.  

We can and we will find a cure. But we need to work together. A gift in your Will has the power to change the world for these children. It is a legacy of hope. You can help bring back the joy into so many young lives. 

Everything we have achieved at Children’s Cancer Institute has been because of people like you, who have given selflessly to help us work towards better treatments for children with cancer. We know with you by our side, so much is possible. 

When I think back on my childhood, I remember so much happiness. Cancer steals that joy from children. When I grew up and had my own children, I was determined to find a way to stop the suffering. Together, we can give children back the childhood they ought to have." 

Professor Michelle Haber AM
Executive Director Children’s Cancer Institute

Making or updating your Will

Step 1 – Have a chat 

Call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email her bequests@ccia.org.au. Gayle can walk you through the process, answer any of your questions and post or email you our Gift in Will booklet. 

Step 2 – Talk to your solicitor  

Contact your solicitor to update your Will to include a gift to Children’s Cancer Institute. 

Naturally you will want to take care of your family and loved ones first, making sure they are well looked after. Your solicitor will be able to help guide you on the best way to do this. 

Your gift to Children’s Cancer Institute could take one of a variety of forms:  

  • the whole of your estate 
  • a percentage (%) of your estate 
  • the residue (or %) residue of your estate 
  • a specific amount ($) 
  • a specific asset 

It is also important that Children’s Cancer Institute is correctly named in your Will. The form of wording below is provided for you to consider and take along to your solicitor:  

I give to Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (ABN 41 072 279 559) my gift of (specify gift here eg X % of my estate) free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.  

Download and print this information to give to your solicitor 


Step 3 – Let us know 

Please let us know if you decide to include a gift to Children's Cancer Institute in your Will so we can welcome you to our ever growing and very special family, each determined to put an end to childhood cancer.

Can we help?

Call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email bequests@ccia.org.au. Gayle can walk you through the process, answer any of your questions and post or email you our gift in Will booklet.


Your details

Why have you have chosen to leave a gift in your Will?

Although the thought of relapse is definitely nerve-wracking, we just keep reminding ourselves of the goals we've kicked because Harper has responded so well to her treatment. Thank you so much Children's Cancer Institute for your relentless efforts to find treatments and a cure for childhood cancer.” 

Eliza, Harper’s mum 

Read Harper's story

How are funds used? 

Research & scientific activities to help cure childhood cancer.

In 2019, 79 cents of every dollar spent within the Institute was spent on dedicated research to help cure childhood cancer. 

Fundraising activity to generate donations and increase funding

Core support services & infrastructure cost, vital to keep the Institute running 


Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020

Gift In Will Information for Solicitors

Gift In Will Information for Solicitors

Q&A: your Gift in Will questions answered

Q&A: your Gift in Will questions answered

Gift in Will Brochure

Gift in Will Brochure