Bob Daniel Society

As a founding member of Retina Australia (formerly the Australian Retinitis Pigmentosa Association), and its inaugural president, Bob Daniel had a profound impact, helping to build a successful foundation for the future of our organisation both nationally and in Western Australia. To honour this contribution, we have named our Bequest program the Bob Daniel Society.

The Bob Daniel Society recognises the generosity and future impact of those that intend to leave a Gift in their Will to Retina Australia.

Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future. Gifts in Wills are a wonderful way to leave a legacy even after you are gone.

By leaving a bequest to Retina Australia in your Will,  you make a commitment that will help to change the future for those living with inherited retinal diseases, their children and their children’s children. Your  contribution will assist significantly to our search for treatments and a cure for inherited retinal diseases.

1. Make or update your Will

Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid. If you have already made a Will, perhaps you could consider asking your solicitor to add a codicil which will incorporate your gift to Retina Australia.

2. Decide on your gift

Leaving a bequest in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting methods by which you can support Retina Australia.

The ways you can remember Retina Australia, depending on your wishes and circumstances could include leaving: 

  • a fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift;
  • a specific gift, such as property or an item of value such as real estate, art or jewellery which could be sold to support our work; or
  • a share of your residuary estate, which is what remains of your estate once your loved ones and expenses have been paid.  A residuary gift could be a percentage, or the residue of your estate.  

3. Notify loved ones and Retina Australia 

We believe it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to Retina Australia  is important to you and advise your executors of your wishes.

We ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift. Your notification helps us by:

  • giving us confidence that we will be able to support research in the  future;
  • allowing us to persnalise communications with you and focus on programs that interest you; and
  • enabling us to invite you to events for face-to-face updates on our programs.

To notify us, please call our office on (03) 9650 5088 or toll free on 1800 999 870, or ask your solicitor to write to Retina Australia.