Why do I need a will?
Leaving clear instructions for your loved ones, about your wishes when you die, can relieve them of a lot of pressure at a very hard time. Even if you do not have many possessions, being clear about what you want done with them and how you would like your memorial handled is the sensible thing to do. Creating a will is not difficult and many solicitors provide a free will kit.
How we would use your gift?
For more than 59 years, the Foundation has funded millions of dollars in research into some of the world’s most devastating conditions, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, bowel disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few. We focus on translational research that leads to better treatments and better ways of managing illnesses. We are careful stewards of the money you entrust us with. We spend wisely on administration, and we are conservative with our investments to make sure we maximise the return to the research community.
At the Foundation, we know that by supporting bright young researchers, to launch their research careers here ‘at home’ we are nurturing the talent that will eventually be populating our hospitals and treating people with an enquiring mind that is trained to search for answers. And that’s got to be good for Canterbury!