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Include a Charity Week 2018

This year Include a Charity Week 2018 will be held from September 10 to 16 and will focus on encouraging more Australians to leave a gift in their Will to a charity, after they’ve provided for their loved ones. It is also a timely reminder for all Australians to review their Will and ensure it is up to date.

Include a Charity Week is a campaign developed by Fundraising Institute Australia.

Cabrini is a not-for-profit, private, Catholic healthcare provider which receives limited support from the Government and no funding from the Catholic Church.

Your Will is a special opportunity to do what matters most to you and make a significant difference to the lives of others for generations to come.

Cabrini Foundation’s new gifts in Wills booklets are full of wonderful stories about our donors who have decided to leave a legacy in their Will and the difference they will make.

Doug MacDonald with wife Carol

Donors such as Francis Galbally and Donna Bradley Robinson share their stories about how they lost family members to cancer and why they decided to leave a gift in their Will to Cabrini.

Doug MacDonald grew up during the Depression and World War 2. Spurred on by those tough times, he was determined to become a success in  business and developed two car yards – Courtney & Patterson (where he met his wife Carol), and later Lanes Motors in Frankston.

“I was born in an era when it was a struggle to survive. There was hardly any healthcare, and you couldn’t afford to go… I reckon I’ve been to Cabrini about 20 times. I like it here. The people at Cabrini are the only people I’ve trusted in my life while growing up and needing help… I wouldn’t go anywhere else. That’s why I’m using my Will to support the development of Cabrini. We need to be investing. I want to see the hospital get bigger and bigger, and be as efficient as it can be.”

For more information call the Foundation on 9508 1380, email or go to

Posted on
10 September 2018
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