A GOLD Coast woman has left $1 million to the St Vincent de Paul Society in Queensland.
The late Jill Bain McAdam may never have been in need of charity but she showed she had a big heart for those who do by leaving a total of $8 million to a number of charities in her will.
The St Vincent de Paul Society in Queensland was among the charities, receiving $1 million at a handover at the ANZ Bank’s Brisbane headquarters on November 10.
Other organisations to receive $1 million each were the Heart Foundation, Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Legacy, Red Cross, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Salvation Army.
Mrs McAdam had reportedly outlived three husbands and had no children.
St Vincent de Paul Society state president Michael McKeown said no decision had been made on how to use the money.
He said he would like to see it used in a project that could bear Mrs McAdam’s name and have longevity.
‘It’s a very generous bequest,’ he said. ‘I don’t know that we’ve ever had a bequest of that size.’
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