Change a child's story with a gift in your Will

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The story of a child's life shouldn't include cancer. Those children who survive their cancer 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. 

Would you like to learn more? Please call Gayle Hannan in our Supporter Engagement Team on 02 7209 6708 or email Gayle at

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June and Anthony Payne 

"Our happy and seemingly healthy 7-year-old son, David, was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in 1976. A rare cancer considered virtually incurable at the time; we were told David had only months to live.

"David defied these odds and today is a healthy 50-year-old who appreciates every day of his life. Leaving a gift in our Will to Children’s Cancer Institute demonstrates not only our gratitude but also reinforces our desire to see the fight continue, to eradicate all childhood cancer and the immense heartbreak and stress that goes with it."

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 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's important that Children’s Cancer Institute is correctly named in your Will. Below is some wording for you to consider and share with 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.  

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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 Gayle can walk you through the process, answer any of your questions and post or email you our gift in will booklet.

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Have you been thinking about writing a Will but just not sure where to start? Let us make it easy for you.

We've partnered with Gathered Here, to offer our supporters a free online Will. In just 10 minutes, you can make important preparations for your loved ones and pledge a gift in your Will to Children's Cancer Institute. Even a gift as little as 1% of your estate can change the story of a child with cancer.

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Thank you

We honour the kindness of those who left children with cancer gifts in their Estate in 2022. Whilst we cannot thank them in person, we have let their loved ones know of our deep gratitude and will continue to share the impact their lasting gift will have on childhood cancer research. 

On behalf of the children and families you are providing hope to – thank you. 

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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.

Last year, 84 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 


Gift In Will Information for Solicitors

Gift In Will Information for Solicitors

Your Gift in will questions answered

Your Gift in will questions answered

Annual Impact Report 2022

Annual Impact Report 2022

Gift In Will Brochure 2023

Gift In Will Brochure 2023