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Meet other Bequestors

Thinking of leaving a bequest in your will? Meet others who have left a gift.

Who are the people that have decided to leave a legacy donation to Red Cross?

If you’re considering a gift in your Will to Red Cross, but haven’t quite made your mind up, we invite you to meet some of our bequestors.

Watch the videos below and you’ll see that all different kinds of people decide to leave a bequest to Red Cross, for all kinds of personal reasons.

If you’re inspired to support Red Cross with a gift in your Will, please get in touch.

Shirley Gash

Shirley Gash's father, Erle Chandler Gash, passed away in 2010 at the age of 93. Throughout Shirley's life, right up until his passing, Erle made her pledge that she would remember Red Cross and leave a bequest if able. He was not in a financial position to leave a bequest himself, so Shirley is carrying out his wishes.

Bob Ernst

Since 2003, Bob Ernst has been a committed Red Cross volunteer at our Young Parents Program in Sydney. Bob has decided to leave a gift in his Will to Red Cross, he says, "My feelings about the role of Red Cross are very much about us doing our bit to help the vulnerable. Of course the young parents and their children very much fall into that category. I am also aware that the impact of climate change will be to increase the vulnerability of many, many people. So Red Cross will have many more demands that will need a response."

Keith Campbell

When Keith Campbell was in his early twenties, he was a member of the R.A.A.F Bomber Command in England. In July of 1944, his aircraft was hit by flak over Germany and he became a Prisoner of War. His first contact with Red Cross was at the interrogation centre, where he was given food and clothing. Throughout the war, he told us, support from Red Cross was the difference between surviving and not making it. While Keith humbly says he could not possibly repay this generosity, he has left a gift in his Will as a gesture of thanks. His kind bequest will ensure Red Cross can continue to be there for people in need for generations to come.

Lucy Adams

From a young age, Lucy Adams has been in the habit of helping people. She first found out about Red Cross at University in 1973, when stretchers were set up in the main hall and Lucy gave her first blood donation. Her involvement and passion for the work of Red Cross grew over the years as she became a weekend volunteer coordinator for the local Trauma Teddy Project, and the TeleCross program, phoning elderly people around Australia to help them stay connected with the community. More than 30 years later, Lucy remains a loyal Red Cross supporter. She has committed fully to the work of Red Cross with ongoing financial donations, ninety (and counting) blood donations and a legacy in her Will to Red Cross that will fund vital support initiatives for people in need, well into the future.

Genie Fiebig

Genie Fiebig's association with Red Cross began when her family began receiving letters to say they were tracing family members through Red Cross whilst living in Poland during the war. After migrating to Australia and needing blood from the Australian Red Cross during hip replacement surgery, Genie decided it was time to give something back.

Anita Clayton

Since becoming a Junior Red Cross member, Anita Clayton dreamt of becoming of a nurse. In her prolific career, Anita worked as a nurse in indigenous communities and looked after refugees alongside Red Cross workers. It wasn't until she required the services of Red Cross for her elderly father that Anita realised the invaluable role that Red Cross play in the community and decided to support them.

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