Leave A Gift In Your Will

A bequest to SAHMRI in your Will is a gift of good health for future generations.
Leave A Gift In Your Will

Help SAHMRI's researchers create a brighter future for the people you love

One of the most effective ways you can help us find treatments and cures for today's greatest health challenges is to leave a gift to SAHMRI in your Will.

You will leave a legacy of lasting impact to benefit the health and lives of all Australians, pushing our vital health and medical research closer to the next life-changing discovery, one step closer to a brighter future.

While we spend time and effort applying for grants and government support, there's often not enough funding to reach that next health research breakthrough.

A gift in your Will helps turn discoveries into cures, treatments, better health and longer lives for all of us.


Making your Will

Making or changing your Will to include a gift to SAHMRI could be as simple as contacting your legal advisor and they will do all the important work for you.

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When you include SAHMRI in your will, you will change lives by helping us:

  • discover treatments for people living with Alzheimer's disease
  • get cutting-edge cancer research into clinics - and patients - as soon as possible
  • find better ways to treat depression
  • empower Aboriginal communities to direct the research that affects them
  • uncover why so many people suffer heart attacks
  • understand how our immune system interacts with vaccines
  • create the best possible outcomes for mothers and their babies

You have the power to achieve this and much more.


The purpose of your gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is called a bequest.

Your bequest can be for the general purpose of health and medical research. This allows SAHMRI the flexibility to direct your bequest to the area of most need or closest to a medical breakthrough at the time. This can make the most significant impact on the health and wellbeing of South Australians in the future.

If you prefer, we can ensure your gift supports the area you are most passionate about.

Ways To Leave A Gift In your Will

It's easy to remember SAHMRI in your Will.

You can either include the bequest when you write your Will or add one as a modification, called a codicil, to your existing Will.

It's important to talk to your loved ones about leaving a bequest to medical research. This can help to ensure that your intentions and wishes are carried out.

There are several ways you can make a bequest to SAHMRI:

  • A residual gift, which is a share or whole of your estate after providing for family and friends.
  • A percentage of the overall value of your estate which allows for growth or depreciation in the value of your estate.
  • A specified sum of cash.
  • A gift of real estate, stocks, bonds, shares, artwork, jewellery etc.

"I give to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Limited, ABN 54 141 228 346, (choose only ONE of the following:)

  1. all of my residuary estate
  2. .................. percentage of my residuary estate
  3. the sum of $.........
  4. [list of asset/s]

to be applied for the purposes of health and medical research by the institute. I declare that the receipt of a director of the institute or other authorised officer is a sufficient discharge to my executors, who will not be bound to the application of this gift."

Seek professional advice from a legal adviser to ensure your wishes are legally binding.

If you wish to apply your bequest to research a particular condition or disease, it's wise to choose a broad topic and include an alternative as a specific piece of research may not be active at the time of your passing: e.g. "to be applied for the purposes of health and medical research relating to cancer/ heart/ aboriginal/ women's/ men's/ mental health or similar research by the Institute."

SAHMRI will work with your executor to ensure we carry out your wishes.

The Walker Society

We have a special community of supporters who have let us know they have left a gift to SAHMRI in their Will. We would love to welcome you to the Walker Society - named after our first bequestor - to meet your peers and allow us the opportunity to keep you up to date with our latest achievements and health discoveries.

A bequest to SAHMRI in your Will is a gift of good health for future generations.

Get In Touch

For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift to SAHMRI in your Will, please get in touch with:

Dave Simms
Head of Fundraising
dave.simms@sahmri.com
08 8128 4387

You are under no obligation, and the conversation will be strictly confidential.