Life Guardians of medical research…

For many of our supporters, medical research is most important to relieve suffering of friends and family now and in the future. Becoming a Life Guardian of The Hospital Research Foundation means leaving a lasting legacy to research, enabling the continuation of vital research searching for cures and improving care beyond your lifetime.


Types of bequests

Percentage Bequest

A percentage bequest is a nominated percentage of your estate.

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest is a nominated amount or a specific gift.

Residual Bequest

The residual bequest is what remains of your estate after family and friends have been provided for.

In leaving a bequest to The Hospital Research Foundation you may choose to nominate a specific area of medical research that is important to you and your family. You can also choose to support a specific research fellowship or a student scholarship as a personal legacy.

We would be pleased to assist you with more information regarding a bequest option that will be most appropriate and beneficial for your lasting legacy. Please contact us at or call (08) 8244 1100.

To ensure that the correct preparation and wording of your bequest is recorded in your Will, we suggest you make an appointment with your solicitor.


To make a bequest to The Hospital Research Foundation the following wording may be useful: I give (insert the bequest detail – the residual, a percentage of the estate or a nominated gift of property, money or item of value) to The Hospital Research Foundation Inc. of 60 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011 and I declare that the receipt of the Public Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Chief Executive Officer for the time being shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee/s for the payment of such benefit.

For more information download our THRF Bequest Booklet (PDF)

If you do intend to make a bequest to The Hospital Research Foundation, we would like to offer our assistance in providing a Bequest Intention Form for you to download, complete and send back to us.

Meet some of our current Life Guardians...

“I will never forget Melbourne Cup Day 2006, as that was the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer at TQEH’s Breast Clinic. Ironically, our only daughter, Gemma, was, at that time, researching breast cancer in Japan. I remember finding it hard to believe how suddenly breast cancer, something that I might have read or thought about in passing, had become incredibly central to my whole family! Several years before I was diagnosed, I had agreed to make a bequest to The Hospital Research Foundation, little thinking, it would have such a personal relevance. On reflection, it has made my bequest all the more right for me.

As with so many families, cancer has deeply impacted on my family, losing my mother to stomach cancer at 44, and my father-in-law to lung cancer at 59 years of age. To make a bequest such as this makes me feel that I can play an active role in helping The Hospital Research Foundation in its life-saving research.” – Jacqueline


“Ever since I was young, I’ve always thought about and known the value of medical research, hospitals and health care. I had an uncle die from cancer, my grandfather has had skin cancer, my mother has had breast cancer and dad has had prostate cancer. My exposure to cancer has made me so much more aware of the importance of medical research. I hope that my contribution will mean better treatments and cures so others don’t have to suffer like my family has.” – Mark