We pride ourselves on the relationships we share with our regular donors, many of whom have indicated their intention to leave a gift in their Will. In some cases, however, a gift in their Will is the first time a person has donated to WEHI.
Such was the case for Michael Hutchinson, who died in March 2020 at age 72. Until his death, Michael lived in a boarding house in Sydney’s inner west. A retired medical worker, Michael donated half his life savings to WEHI in his Will.
WEHI future giving manager Anne Rady said Michael’s gift was an indication of the generosity of the community and their desire to support medical research.
“All bequests, no matter the size, can make an enormous difference to our research endeavours. These gifts help our researchers develop better diagnostic tools, prevent disease progression, and improve health outcomes for people in our community.”