Continuing a legacy
Margaret Dobbin was practically born a supporter of Mission Australia.
On 6 May 1928, her grandfather, long-serving Baptist minister the Rev W M Cartwright, had moved his family from Victoria to Sydney to take up his appointment as Superintendent of the Sydney City Mission, now known as Mission Australia. Sadly, on the very day he was to commence his new role, he died, aged 51.
Margaret’s grandmother, eager to make a worthwhile contribution, soon joined the Sydney City Mission’s Ladies Auxiliary and for many decades was the secretary of that committee. Margaret has many memories from her childhood of sitting in at monthly meetings where plans for fundraising events were hatched and successfully implemented. She also vividly recalls their Saturday afternoon visits to the various children’s homes run by the Mission.
Young Margaret quickly came to realise that there were many people lacking the support and love of a family, financial security, access to medical help, education and a happy environment in which to live – things that she took for granted.
Her grandmother’s enthusiastic commitment to the wellbeing of others was a great example to Margaret, fostering in her the desire and willingness to be a friend and helper to lonely and older people.
Margaret is very aware of the blessings that life has brought to her, and she insists that Mission Australia has been one of those blessings.
It’s because of that gift that she’s inspired to keep giving for as long as she is alive. And to ensure her help and support continues, she has included a gift in her Will to Mission Australia.
Margaret feels a great sense of joy in knowing that the benefit of her bequest will be felt for years after her regular donations have ceased.
My giving to Mission Australia is a gift I give myself. Margaret, Mission Australia, regular donor and Gift in Will supporter
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