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Discover how your bequest will help tomorrow's children.

You could help some of the world's best researchers to save children's lives with the next big breakthrough - or simply make life easier for a child living with disability or illness.

Imagine if you made the kind of difference to the world that meant every child had the chance to live a healthy and fulfilled life. It may seem impossible, but generous people who have donated to MCRI in their Wills in the past have done just that.

Their legacy lives on in our life-changing research projects - finding new preventions, treatments and cures for childhood conditions such as cancer, heart disease and rare genetic disorders.

We hope you’ll consider a bequest for MCRI in your Will. You could be here with us and have a far greater impact on the lives of future generations than you ever thought possible. Thank you for thinking of this very special gift.

Our Will Giving Advisor can help you

Ariane Whitehouse, our Will Giving Advisor, can answer your questions and can help if you would like your gift to be spent in an area that is special to you. Ariane can also send you a step-by-step guide in the post or by email, so that it’s easier for you to make a Will and include a gift for MCRI.

MCRI Will Giving Adviser, Ariane Whitehouse
“I’d be delighted to arrange a free tour of the Institute for you. It’s breath taking to look down a microscope and see a tiny stem cell that’s beating just like a heart muscle. You really get the feeling that we’re on the verge of many more exciting discoveries.”

To contact us or to arrange a free tour of the Institute you can talk to Ariane directly on (03) 9936 6390 or

Wording for your Will

Thank you for thinking about how you can help children with your Will. Wording to include a gift for MCRI is below:

“I give [(a) my whole estate; or (b) the residue (or percentage of the residue) of my estate; or (c) $(amount); or (d) a specific item] to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ABN 21 006 566 972 of 50 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052 for its general purposes. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of a beneficiary under this provision is a sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees in respect of a gift to that beneficiary and I declare that my executors/trustees shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift.”

If you would like your gift to be used for a specific type of research please contact us first to make sure that your wishes can be carried out.