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Do you want to leave a lasting legacy?

Gifts in Wills, both large and small, provide a lasting contribution. Leaving a gift in your Will is also known as leaving a ‘bequest’. A bequest to the NORTH Foundation enables you to help shape future patient care and allows us to plan for long-term projects and medical research.

We understand leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal and generous decision and your first priority is your loved ones. We know it is important you talk with your family about your wishes and the reason why you might choose to leave a gift to the North Foundation.

What is a bequest and legacy gift?

A bequest can come in many different forms and be directed to a specific or general purpose.
A gift in a Will may include a fixed sum of money, a percentage of asessts or residues of estates.

  • Residuary of an Estate – the remainder of thee Estate after specific gifts have been disbursed.
  • A percentage of an Estate – a percentage of the entire Estate or residue.
  • Pecuniary – a specific gift of cash.
  • Specific asset – this could include real estate, works of art or jewellery, shares or bonds.

To these people I tender my most sincere thanks because not only will my husband’s name be known forever, but many lives will be spared and humanity assisted generally.

Mrs Eva Kolling OBE was a generous benefactor of the Royal North Shore Hospital. Interested in medical research, in 1929 she donated £5000 for the building of a laboratory in memory of her late husband, Charles Kolling.

Why North Foundation

If you do choose to leave a gift to NORTH Foundation in your Will we will endeavour to:

  • Honour your wishes.
  • Respect that writing your Will is important and personal to you and needs time.
  • Honour your privacy and generosity only with the recognition you are comfortable with.
  • Understand that circumstances may change and you may reconsider your bequest.
  • Ensure your gift is utilised in the most effective and meaningful way.
  • Continue to provide updates and the latest information on the area you have chosen to support.


If you do wish to make a bequest to Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital or the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, we would like to make the process as simple as possible. We can assist with suggested wording for your Will and answer any questions you may have.

Find out more

For more information about leaving a gift in your Will or to just have a confidential conversation, please contact our Philanthropy Manager on (02) 9436 0162 or email [email protected]