Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your will

By remembering the Institute for Respiratory Health in your Will, you are leaving a lasting gift, giving hope to people living with a respiratory condition, their families and future generations.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations and grant funding to support our life-saving research.

Leaving a gift in your Will will directly help fund our world-leading scientists, doctors, nurses and the next generation of researchers.


We are always grateful for any gift left in a Will, no matter how big or small, and will ensure the gift is used according to your expressed wishes.

As advancements in medical research and patient care can occur over several years, making a more general gift will enable the Institute to direct funds to areas of greatest need, ensuring long-term impact for patients.

Once you have decided to leave a gift in your Will to the Institute for Respiratory Health, the process is relatively straightforward. Consult a Solicitor, Public Trustee, purchase a Will Kit from any newsagent or take up our free Will Service through our Membership Program.

Discuss your wishes with your family and loved ones so they know your wishes and why supporting the Institute for Respiratory Health is so important to you.

Continuing to research new therapies is vital to improving lives and continuous funding is needed to get results. That is why supporting the Institute for Respiratory Health is important to me.
Fiona, Supporter


We have partnered with Perth law firm, Kitto & Kitto, to give members a legally prepared simple Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney, absolutely free. You can also update an existing Will or change your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney at any time.

While you are under no obligation to include a gift in your Will, in doing so you are leaving a forever gift that will give hope to people living with a respiratory condition, their families and future generations.

Simply click on the below button and we will contact you shortly.


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I _____________ (insert your legal name) give and bequeath to the Institute for Respiratory Health (Inc) of QEII Medical Centre, Level 2, 6 Verdun Street, Nedlands, WA 6009 (ABN 78 098 197 636) for the use and purposes of the said Institute __________________________ (select one from the list below), free of all taxes and estate duties. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or a Proper Officer of the Institute authorised to act on his/her behalf shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

  • The residue or % of the residue of my estate
  • A % of my estate
  • A sum of $

The main ways in which people choose to leave a gift can include:

  • Residual bequest: Residual bequest is simply a gift or whatever is left of your estate or a percentage after all your other gifts, taxes and debts have been fulfilled.
  • Pecuniary bequest: Pecuniary bequest refers to leaving a gift of a set dollar amount determined by you at the time of drawing up or altering your Will.
  • Specific bequest: This is leaving a gift of an item of value, to be passed on to the Institute for Respiratory Health in order to generate funds.

Legal Name: Institute for Respiratory Health

Address: QEII Medical Centre, Level 2, 6 Verdun Street, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009

ABN Number: 78 098 197 636



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What is a Gift in Will?

A legacy gift is a donation to a charity that is left in your Will. It’s also known as a bequest or gift. Leaving a legacy is a special gift that will help fund research into lung disease and disability, and their continuing impact on the community.

What type of gifts can I include in my Will?

There are a number of ways you can include a gift in your Will:

  • A percentage or share of your estate (residual legacy)
  • A specific sum of money (pecuniary legacy)
  • Property
  • Shares
  • The whole of your estate

Your solicitor can help you decide which option is the best for you and your family.

What if I need to look after my family?

Your family and loved ones always come first. This is why a residual legacy is a popular choice for those who have included a gift in their Will. A residual legacy gift allows you to first leave gifts to your loved ones and pay any financial commitments, and it automatically adjusts to changes in the value of your Estate over time.

Should I discuss my gift with my loved ones?

Yes, it is important your loved ones know about your gift so they understand why supporting your chosen charity is important to you. It will also help ensure your final wishes are fulfilled.

How will my gift be used by the Institute for Respiratory Health?

Your bequest gift can be used in the following ways:

  • Investigating the causes of respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. These diseases are considered from a wide variety of perspectives including genetics, cell biology and the extent to which environmental factors contribute to lung disease
  • Early lung cancer detection screening program
  • Researching occupational lung diseases, such as silicosis and asbestos-related diseases
  • Advancing the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Conducting further research into the role indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) can play in managing cancer and infection.
  • Providing programs and scholarships for Institute for Respiratory Health scientists and students
  • We also welcome the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge bequest gifts through named programs and research scholarships.
  • A gift left for general purposes will provide the Institute for Respiratory Health with the flexibility needed to respond to research priorities in the future.

If you would like your gift to go towards something specific, please contact us to discuss this.

Do I need to tell you I’ve included a gift in my Will?

We respect your privacy and you have no obligation to share this information with us. However, if you intend on leaving a gift to the Institute, or have already included us in your Will we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact Sarah Cermak at sarah.cermak@resphealth.uwa.edu.au or call 6151 0815.

We sincerely thank you for your generosity and would welcome the opportunity to share news of our research with you.

For more information, please get in touch with Karen Coveney at karen.coveney@resphealth.uwa.edu.au or call 6151 0844.