A Bequest in your Will is a gift that lives on.

It’s a way of ensuring that the assets (money, property or valuables) that you need now will eventually be used to help the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. It’s something that you can arrange in addition to – or instead of – giving cash right now.

By making a Bequest, you will be in good company. Bequests from our donors are a major source of income to assist the good work done for people with eye problems at Sydney Eye Hospital. They also provide urgently needed funds for research into the prevention of blindness.

The main advantage of the bequest system is that it allows donors of all means to make a valuable donation to the Foundation in the knowledge that their generosity will help save the sight of thousands of adults and children who come to the Hospital for help each day.

Should you decide to make a Bequest to Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, clear instructions in your Will are necessary to ensure your wishes are carried out.

If you would like more information, please contact the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kevin Gardner, on (02) 9382 7408 or email: kevin.gardner@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

He will be pleased to assist.

All Members of the Board of Management are financial members of the Foundation as well as giving
freely of time in the interests of enhancing the ability of Sydney Eye Hospital to provide first class eye care to the public of Sydney and beyond.

Current Board Members:

  • Dr T.J. Playfair (President)
  • Prof. F.A. Billson (Snr. Vice President)
  • Dr A.B.L. Hunyor (Jnr. Vice President)
  • Mr C. Beer
  • Mr P. Bower
  • Dr J. Gregory-Roberts
  • Dr A.P. Hunyor
  • Dr G. Kourt
  • Dr P. Rumma
  • Dr D. Semmonds
  • Mr P. Slover
  • Dr A.W. Wechsler
  • Mrs C. Wilkinson
  • Mr K. Gardner (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Mrs A. Sharma (Office Manager)

Over the years, the Foundation has managed to provide more than $9 million for the benefit of Sydney Eye Hospital, which in turn benefits many thousands of public patients attending the hospital every year.

With the help of our loyal supporters, we have assisted with the building of the new Eye Hospital in Macquarie Street, purchased state-of-the-art equipment and funded numerous research projects into the prevention of blindness.

Today, more than ever, with demand increasing and government funding always under pressure, your generous support is vital to ensuring that the Sydney Eye Hospital can continue to provide the excellent eye care that it has done for some 130 years.

To read a detailed breakdown of how the money was spent in 2012, see the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation’s September 2013 Newsletter.