2nd fact


The rate of preterm birth in Western Australia is 8-9%, and is 15% in Aboriginal people.

Regular Giving

Set up Regular Giving

Regular Giving is a convenient way to make smaller gifts, which can be spread across the year and made automatically. Donating this way also helps us to plan our activities and reduce our adminstration costs. Through donating a small amount each week, fortnight or month, you can make a huge difference to the lives of many women and babies. For more information, please view our Regular Giving Brochure.

Your donation can be claimed as a tax deduction annually (all donations to WIRF of $2 or more are tax deductible). Click here to setup Regular Giving to WIRF.

Set up Payroll Giving

You can also donate regularly through your pay, which can be processed pre-tax. This means your donation will be deducted before tax is calculated, so you pay less tax each fortnight. Alternatively, your donation can be claimed as a tax deduction annually. To start giving through your pay please download our Payroll Giving Form.

For further information on Regular or Payroll Giving, please phone (08) 9340 1437.

A Small Amount Can Make a Big Difference

Professor Carol Bower

As the Head of the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Professor Carol Bower knows just how important the funding of research into issues affecting newborns is.

Carol leads a program of research into the causes and effects of birth defects, including research into Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the prevention of neural tube defects with folic acid.

To assist this vital research, Prof Bower has been donating money to the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF), since 1998. Prof Bower donates each fortnight through her pay to WIRF’s payroll giving program.

“I encourage all health employees to donate to WIRF. I don’t notice the very small amount that is deducted from my pay, but I know that donations like mine make a big difference to the continuance of research into the prevention of infant health issues”, said Prof Bower.

 (Image courtesy of the 
Telethon Institute for 
Child Health Research)