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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

Leaving a Bequest to WIRF

A world without heart-breaking stories of preterm birth and significantly improved gynaecological cancer outcomes could be the legacy you leave behind to your loved ones. When you leave a bequest or donation to the Women and Infants Research Foundation in your Will, you provide some of the greatest minds in the world with the vital tools they need to improve areas of women’s and newborns’ health which matter most.

Often people who choose to include WIRF in their Will have preterm birth or cancer experience. They have helped make some of the most significant breakthroughs in medical research possible. These people have become heroes to the families that enjoy problem free pregnancies and cancer patients still alive thanks to new and improved treatments.

We are always grateful and humbled by those who wish to leave a legacy to women’s and newborns’ research through our organisation, no matter the size or amount they are able to give. We rely on the power of individuals giving together to help us respond, innovate and translate our research findings. We hope to be able to count you among our wonderful bequestors, because the next health breakthrough could start with you.

If you would like to learn more about Bequests please contact WIRF on 08 6458 1437 or at richie@wirf.com.au

Types of charity bequests
Leaving a legacy to charity may be as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will, but please seek the advice of your solicitor before doing so. Full capital gains tax relief may be available to your estate for bequests made to certain charities, including WIRF.

A bequest to WIRF may be:
  • A specific sum of money or nominated asset such as a house or other land, shares and other investments, life insurance, works of art or other valuables.
  • A bequest of your entire estate, or a specified share, or percentage of your entire estate (after all debts and expenses have been paid).
  • A residual bequest, or a specified share or percentage of your residuary estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, and other gifts distributed.
  • Your property, (such as a house) can pass to WIRF after having been used or occupied by a primary beneficiary during their lifetime. WIRF would receive this only after a specified period or after the nominated person has passed.
  • You can also make a gift to WIRF during your lifetime. This enables us to channel the funds into worthy research projects immediately, and celebrate with you, in acknowledging the wonderful contribution you have made to our research.
We know that some people may have a preference to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing any preferences you may have with us.

Will wording
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Women and Infants Research Foundation (Charity ABN: 94 418 431 354) of King Edward Memorial Hospital, Carson House, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA, for the purposes of funding world-class women’s and newborns’ research, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”

If you wish to give a bequest to WIRF, please ensure you use our advised Will Wording as above. While the exact Will Wording will depend on the type of bequest you wish to make, our advised format will ensure there is no confusion regarding the recipient of your bequest and the way in which funds will be used.

It has been more than 10 years since Sarra gave birth to her twins, Heath and Hunter. Tragically she would lose Heath due to complications from being born 15 weeks too soon. Her experience however has led her to ensure she includes a gift to prevent preterm birth research and WIRF in her Will.

“Delivering 24 week old premmie twins was the most powerful experience of my life. We need to support research to prevent preterm birth to ensure our children get the best start to life and don’t face a future of disability and development issues.” - Sarra Box.


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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Telephone: 08 6458 1437
Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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