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Bequest

A Legacy of Hope

A gift in your will can save lives

Wesley Medical Research conducts world-class research that delivers immediate improvements to patient outcomes and saves lives. A gift in your Will to Wesley Medical Research will fund critical research that achieves a lasting impact for generations to come.

Never before in our lifetime has medical research been more critical than it is today.

Including Wesley Medical Research in your Will can make a lasting difference and leave a legacy of hope for the future.

Your gift will help find new and emerging treatments that will save lives, improve patient care and give hope in times of unimaginable darkness.

Your gift will provide the best gift of all – a saved life, a better life, a full life.

Wesley Medical Research will ensure that your gift achieves impact

Wesley Medical Research was established 25 years ago as the official research organisation of UnitingCare Queensland.

We conduct world-class research across all UnitingCare hospitals including The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital at the Sunshine Coast and St Stephen’s Hospital at Hervey Bay.

Wesley Medical Research encourages and supports research initiated by people on the front-line who really know the value of clinical research – the doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and other health care professionals in our hospitals. They are driven by a desire to give patients better treatment options and improved quality of life for a range of contemporary diseases and health issues.

Clinical Trial Participant Brett Beckingham and Researcher Dr Jenna Taylor

Our Hospitals

Your gift is precious. We will make it count.

Who will your gift help?

Kym's Story

At 43 years old, Kym was in peak physical fitness. One morning, however, she developed severe heart palpitations, nausea, muscle cramps, shaking and abdominal pain.

Kym was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Acute Intermittent Porphyria.

Over the next nine months, she was hospitalised eight times with life-threatening, debilitating attacks of the disease.

Kym’s life changed when she was offered a new Porphyria treatment as part of a global clinical trial at Wesley Medical Research.

Since commencing this treatment, Kym hasn’t had any acute disease flare-ups. She has returned to work, goes to functions, takes her children to sporting events and meets with friends.

The whole experience has been profound for me. I thought I’d lost the joy in my life. But I’ve certainly got that back through the clinical trial. I feel so grateful and so fortunate that this is available… to have my life back,”

Kym, Clinical Trial Participant
Kym's life has turned around since joining a clinical trial for a new treatment for Acute Intermittent Porphyria.

How to leave a gift for research

  • Percentage Share Gift

    This is the most flexible approach to leaving a gift. You do not need to know how much your estate will be worth, you just need to consider the share you would like to leave to each beneficiary. This gift has the advantage that it will not be eroded in value by inflation over the years.

  • Residual Gift

    Another way to contribute is to leave a percentage or the whole of what is left in your estate after you have provided for your loved ones. This type of gift is easy to add to an existing Will without interfering with any specific sums you have left to family or friends.

    Just 1%, 2%, 5% or more of the residuary of your estate can make a real difference.

  • Pecuniary Gift

    You may wish to leave us a fixed sum of money (known as a pecuniary bequest).
    Please remember that this type of gift does not allow for changes in your circumstances or inflation

  • Specific Purpose Gift

    You may wish to leave a gift for a specific type of research. Please contact us on 073721 1500 or complete the form below to discuss this option further.

Suggested wording for your Will

Suggested Wording for your Will

“I give (insert either a percentage of your estate or a dollar amount) to Wesley Medical Research ABN 85 066 149 666 at The Wesley Hospital, Level 8, East Wing, 451 Coronation Drive, Auchenflower QLD 4066 to general research purpose at Wesley Medical Research. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see to the application of this gift.”

Please remember to seek professional advice to make sure your Will is valid and your wishes will be carried out.

Important Information

Legal Name:       Wesley Medical Research Ltd

ABN:                      85 066 149 666

If you’ve included Wesley Medical Research in your Will, please let us know.

We are so thankful to receive unexpected gifts.  But we’d also love to know if you’ve included us as a beneficiary.
This not only helps us with our long-term planning, it also allows us to honour and acknowledge your generosity and keep you informed of projects and events that may be of interest to you.

Please call us on 07 3721 1500 or email us to confirm your bequest.

Thank you for committing to changing lives and giving hope through medical research.

Download the Bequest Brochure

For more information, download the bequest brochure. For a confidential discussion, please call our team on 07 3721 1500 or complete the form below.

Request a call back for a confidential discussion

    We regularly update our community on the work we’re doing via newsletters, host events where our researchers can present their latest findings and conduct fundraising appeals to support our crucial research programs.

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