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Belinda Collins: Looking forward to giving

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Belinda Collins, a Burnet Ambassador and a working mother of three children, left a gift in her Will for Burnet Institute.

“Whilst I’m juggling young children and part-time work, my family needs limit the financial commitment I can make,” she said.

“A bequest is something tangible I can do now in support of the Institute, with practical benefits to flow in the future. I envisage in the years ahead, I will be in a position to increase my bequest support and provide more significant donations.”

Belinda has supported Burnet for many years and attends research presentations and other events.

“I am inspired by the work of Burnet, the dedication of its research scientists, and the vision of its management to focus on the disadvantaged,” Belinda said.

“Burnet’s ability to translate its research in the laboratory to implementation in the field, such as the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) program, is unique.”

A personal experience focused Belinda’s charitable intentions.

“My eldest son, Sam, suffered some complications at birth. Thanks to Australia’s excellent healthcare this was a minor complication. The outcome would have been very different in many parts of the world,“ Belinda said.

“I would like to think that my bequest will, at some future date, help fund a program that improves the lives of others who don’t have the fortune of living in a wealthy country with first-class medical facilities.

“I understand that the HMHB program is funded entirely from philanthropic income,” she said.

“I encourage everyone to leave a gift in their Will to Burnet – in support of the many vulnerable people whose life opportunities are considerably improved by the wonderful work of the Institute.”

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