Donations and Pledges
When a loved one has passed away, some families request donations to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in lieu of floral tributes from family and friends. The request can be made in the funeral notice, or directly by the family.
Once this decision has been made either you or the Funeral Home can contact the Institute (1300 VICTOR) to request In-Memory envelopes. These are readily available and will be sent immediately upon request so they can be distributed at the service.
In appreciation of these donations, we will send the next-of-kin a thank you letter that includes the names of the people who made the donation in memory of their loved one. We will also send an A4 gold embossed certificate acknowledging the donations made in loving memory.
We hope this small token of our appreciation will help keep the memory of your loved one alive.
When making the donation, whether it be by envelope or telephone, please ensure you provide the following information:
♥ Name of person making the donation
♥ Name and address of the next-of-kin
Please go to our donation page for details of how you can make your In-Memory Donation.
In-Memory notice to Friends and Family
The simplest way to advise family and friends that you’re planning an In-Memory Donation to the Victor Chang Institute is to include the following wording in your funeral notice:
“In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of …………………… to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, PO Box 699, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010.”
If we can be of further assistance, please call our Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
Not everyone can simply give cash, however many supporters of the Institute are able to offer time, services or goods as an in-kind donation. We value and accept these donations with gratitude.
If you have an in-kind donation to offer, please call our Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
Companies and/or individuals are welcome to pledge a donation to the Institute and then contribute the money over a number of years.
To find out more please call our Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
You can support the Institute by arranging to make regular, automated donations from your credit card account either weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly.
If you’d like details on how to donate this way, please call our Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
You can commemorate or celebrate a wedding, anniversary, christening, birthday or any special occasion with donations to the Institute. We will send the celebratory person a certificate recognising the occasion together with the name of the person making a donation in their name.
To make arrangements, please call our Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
You can now also support the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute by creating your own fundraising page on the Everyday Hero website. This online service lets you raise funds and make your own donations by participating in events like fun runs, marathons etc.
To become an Everyday hero:
• Visit www.everydayhero.com.au and click Start Fundraising Now
• Follow the steps to sign up and create your Hero Page and choose the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute as your charity.
(Everyday Hero deducts a small service fee for use of the site.)
Why not hold your own fundraising event?
If you would like to do some fundraising for the Institute please contact the Fund Development Office on 1300 VICTOR (1300 842 867).
Thank you for supporting The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is extremely grateful for your support and welcomes you to the Victor Chang family through our ‘Friends’ program.
We respect your privacy. Under no circumstances do we sell or share your information with any other charity or company, nor do we acquire names through the purchase of lists. We also respect your right not to be added to any Institute mailing list if that is your wish.
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