In December 2015, we gratefully received a magnificent gift from the Lionel Richard Vivian Spencer Fund. Lionel is a former Life Governor of the hospital. One of the largest bequests received in the RCH Foundation’s history, this gift will have a transformational impact on the future of children’s health.
Lionel Spencer was born in 1896 and following service in the First World War, entered business in the automotive industry. He founded and successfully developed Regent Motor Holdings Ltd, later a public company. When he died at 91 he left a substantial estate, with a life interest to his widow Yvonne. Both Lionel and Yvonne were widely active in the community and with Yvonne’s passing in early 2015, the major part of the Estate has now been distributed to six charities.
We are deeply thankful for Lionel and Yvonne Spencer’s inspiring legacy. Their foresight and generosity will change children’s lives for the better.