Too late to say thank you

Date published

09 Mar 2018

We recently received a bequest from Lorraine, a long-time donor and passionate supporter of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. When she passed away Lorraine, pictured above, left a bequest to further a cause she believed in.

Receiving a bequest is always a bitter-sweet moment, but in this case there was an additional element of sadness as it was too late for us to say “thank you”, and let Lorraine know what her generosity means to the many people the Flying Doctor helps each year.

For us, not being able to discuss what she wanted us to do with the gift, or to be able to recognise her whilst she was alive, was an opportunity we were sad to miss. If you have included the Royal Flying Doctor Service in your Will, please let us know! 

We would like to discuss with you how you would like us to use the gift, and most importantly, express our gratitude. We also invite you to become a member of the John Flynn Society and receive a small item of recognition. 

If you have made an undeclared bequest or are thinking about making one, please contact Naomi Lehrer, Donor Relations Manager, on 03 8412 0431 or email