One of the most powerful ways to support medical research, patient care and health worker education through the RBWH Foundation is by leaving a gift in your Will. RBWH Foundation pays tributes to the generosity of RBWH benefactors over the past 135 years.
Large or small, such gifts may start a brilliant young researcher on their path to a medical breakthrough or assist with the provision of additional equipment, health worker education and training, and other initiatives that enhance RBWH’s world leading patient care.
Ipswich fabricator, Lloyd Clark, had two major loves in his life. His beloved wife, Evelyn, and the mighty Brisbane Broncos, NRL team.
The couple never had children and life was fairly simple, recalled nephew Mitch Clark, until Lloyd and Evelyn were diagnosed with cancer.
Evelyn was treated for ovarian cancer for almost a decade at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). Lloyd was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010 and went into remission.
Tragically, just six weeks after Evelyn passed away in 2012, Lloyd was again back at Herston, this time with prostate cancer. As Lloyd’s condition deteriorated, he made the decision to bequest his entire estate, including his Broncos memorabilia, to RBWH Foundation. Mitch was appointed Executor.
“Lloyd wanted to repay RBWH with everything he could and his estate was everything he had. It was pretty amazing to be a part of, I feel generous and I didn’t do much!
”Negotiations finalised shortly beforeLloyd’s death in 2018, ensured the collection could be kept on permanent display on the Level 6 walkway between RBWH’s Ned Hanlon and Joyce Tweddell buildings.
The remainder of the $360,000 estate was divided between research into ovarian, prostate and bowel cancers.
“Lloyd didn’t speak about things much, but I can imagine the look of pride on his face if we told him what got donated.
“Who knows, it could end up saving someone’s life one day!”
Leaving a gift in your Will can help create a healthier future for generations to come.
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