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Doug and Carol MacDonald

"The people at Cabrini are the only people I’ve trusted in my life while growing up and needing help."

"The people at Cabrini are the only people I’ve trusted in my life while growing up and needing help."

Doug MacDonald

Doug MacDonald grew up during the Great Depression and World War II.

Spurred on by those tough times, Doug and his wife Carol were determined to achieve success. Doug developed two car yards: Courtney & Patterson and later Lanes Motors in Frankston.

“I was born in an era when it was a struggle to survive. The 1930s were desperate times.

There was hardly any healthcare, and you couldn’t afford to go to the doctor.

I reckon I’ve been to Cabrini about 20 times. And Carol about six.  My first time at Cabrini was back in 1997. 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. To concentrate on building the new facilities.

We need to be investing. I want to see the hospital get bigger and bigger, and be as efficient as it can be.”

A gift to Cabrini in your Will can ensure others have access to the latest equipment and the highest level of care for years to come.

If you would like to know more about the difference you can make by leaving a gift in your Will to Cabrini, call Natalie Sikora, Planned Giving Manager, on (03) 9508 1376, email Natalie at nsikora@cabrini.com.au or visit www.cabrinifoundation.com.au/giftsinwills.