Jill’s story

A gift in honour of a life well lived
When Jill Johnson became the latest member of the Circle of Hands by leaving a gift to Cerebral Palsy Alliance in her Will, we didn’t know how selfless Jill’s beautiful gesture was. Jill’s bequest was to honour her well-loved “Uncle Nick”, who lived a joyful and fulfilled life, thanks to the foresight and courage of his mother.

When asked about her motivation for supporting Cerebral Palsy Alliance, she replied “I decided to make donations in honour of Nick’s life and my memories of him.  Also, I felt that Nick would appreciate me sharing some of the wealth he bequeathed to me in his Will by passing this on through my own Will to assist others with cerebral palsy, as well as their carers.

When Nick was a child in the 1920’s, there was little financial or other assistance available to families of people with cerebral palsy.  So, he would be very happy to see how things have changed for the better in this regard, and also to see how much assistance is rendered by Cerebral Palsy Alliance nowadays”.

Jill’s uncle, Nick Johnson (seated) with her mother Alison and father Tony.
Jill receiving a unique masterpiece created by one of the artists who participate in our Arts Workshop to acknowledge her bequest and to connect her with a cause that is close to her heart.
If you are considering leaving a gift that can help transform the lives of generations to come, please contact our Fundraising Relationship Manager, Carol O’Carroll on 02 9975 8955 or email giftsinwills@cerebralpalsy.org.au