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What inspires us to leave a gift in our Will?

18 October 2022, Impact of Our Work

Supporters share why they have made a precious gift to children

The motivations for leaving a gift in a Will to Save the Children are as numerous as our supporters and the different lives they lead. But one thing they have in common is their vision for a better future for children around the world.

One of the many pleasures of speaking with people who tell us they’ve left a gift in their Will is hearing the inspiration behind their decision to extend their support in this way.

For some it’s about caring for the children less fortunate than their own; for others it’s about leaving the world in a better place or continuing the work of their lifetime.

For Vijayakumar Pillai (Vijay) - a father himself, his motivation is a concern for others that stems from his Hindu upbringing and a deep interest in serving humanity.

Ensuring the healthy development of children helps ensure the future well-being of a sound society and nation at large.


Vijay believes that children are more vulnerable than adults to a range of disadvantages from poverty and food insecurity to poor health care and other challenges to their safety, and so it is imperative to save and uplift the lives of such children… that by ensuring their safety and security, we will have emotionally stable and confident children growing up in our society and becoming effective citizens of the modern world.

Vijay hopes that the gift in his Will could be used toward education of children because he is of the firm belief that education is what can empower a child to transform his or her life.

Vijay enjoys a day at the beach with his family.
Photo: Supplied

Vijay’s is just one of many stories supporters have generously shared with us. Take a look at the reasons others give for making this precious gift to children of the future.

If you’ve also included a gift in your Will to Save the Children, we’d love to hear your story too.

Please feel free to get in touch with our Supporter Relationships Manager - Dee Lewis, if you would like more information about updating your Will to include Save the Children. You can contact Dee on 03 7002 1638 or email

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