The McKellar Sisters - An amazing gift that keeps giving
When the late daughters of Grace McKellar, Ernestine and Catherine decided to gift their 40 acre estate to the community just over 75 years ago, they could have never imagined the incredible facility it is today.
Grace McKellar had an interest in supporting the welfare of older and under-privileged people and, in memory of their mother, the children decided to donate the property to our local health service to benefit the people of Geelong.
Services provided there today are at the core of community health - including rehabilitation, palliative care and aged care - and there are also exciting new services soon to be established. In particular, we are looking forward to the official opening of the new Kids Rehab Centre very soon which is yet another example of our community’s generosity.
Thousands of people have received care at the McKellar Centre over the years and it is a much loved community asset. Of course, the healthcare heroes working at the centre have always done an extraordinary job.
"The care my family has received through this health service has just been wonderful and it is why we decided to remember the Barwon Health Foundation in our wills" - Duncan & Heather
Gifts in wills have provided so much across our health service including a wonderful gift that funded the Oncology Pharmacy at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, gifts that have supported cutting edge research, and gifts that have both improved and saved lives.
The whole community benefits and you too can act now to give the gift of good health in the future!
If you'd like to know more, please visit our website https://www.barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/support
Pictured: The McKellar Sisters Ernestine and Catherine and Rehabilitation Centre, Grace McKellar House, circa early 1960s. Images provided by Barwon Health.