Auxiliaries Legacy Fund

The Auxiliaries Legacy Fund is an endowment to recognise and commemorate in perpetuity The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Auxiliaries, in honour of the great legacy that its many members have created since 1922.

This special endowment aims to provide a permanent and growing source of funding to ensure the RCH can remain at the leading edge of paediatric healthcare, research and treatment for future generations.

Each year, the Auxiliaries Legacy Fund will fund a grant or grants to support the hospital. Through this ongoing support, the Fund will continue to help a wide range of areas and departments within the hospital.


The Fund’s inaugural contribution has been the bequest of Thelma Hudson which has provided a strong base to build on.
Further contributions to the Auxiliaries Legacy Fund can be made through:

  • transfers of funds from any RCH Auxiliary
  • donations or gifts in Will commitments by donors, trusts and estates

Gifts honouring Auxiliary members and their fundraising passion are especially welcome.


The projects supported by the Auxiliaries Legacy Fund will be announced annually by the Auxiliaries President and communicated to all Auxiliary members and the wider RCH community.

Contributors will be recognised in the Auxiliaries Annual Report and will be provided with an annual update on the impact of the Fund and its growth. In addition donors whose support is through a gift in Will, will become members of The 1870s Society.


The Auxiliaries Legacy Fund is managed as a special purpose fund by the RCH Foundation and separately accounted for in the organisation’s financial statements.

The Fund will balance the capacity for a major annual grant or grants with sustaining a viable capital corpus.


More information

To discuss how you or your Auxiliary can make a contribution to the Auxiliaries Legacy Fund or to request a copy of the charter please contact:

Jessica Frean
Senior Executive – Bequests and Planned Giving
[email protected]
03 9345 6389