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Currumbin Wildlife Hospital 2021 Gala Dinner


As a proud sponsor of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, this month Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett, Wills and Estates Partner Angela Harry and Senior Associate Debbie Sage attended a very special evening of elegance and exquisite food and wine to help raise funds for this hard working and well deserving charity.

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Gala Dinner 2021

The Valley Estate, a one-of-a-kind venue located in the heart of Currumbin Valley, set the scene for The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Gala Dinner on 4th December 2021 to raise vital funds for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The gala dinner included live entertainment, raffles, and a charitable auction with all proceeds going to support the wonderful work of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

The auction did not disappoint with over 75 items on offer including the likes of a Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr signed guitar, a sky high gold coast experience for 4, a diamond encrusted yellow gold ring, and much more.

The Attwood Marshall Lawyers attendees did not leave empty handed.  Wills and Estates Partner Angela Harry purchased a 3-night luxury holiday, Legal Practice Director, Jeff Garrett and wife Rhonda Garrett, purchased a private dining experience for their family, as well as making other donations.  For the office Attwood Marshall Lawyers purchased a Herman Miller Aeron office chair and D’arcy Doyle Paintings – The Man from Snowy River 2 and The Man from Snowy River 3.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers, together with numerous other people at the gala put their money together to purchase a $62,000 machine which will help the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital detect chlamydia in koalas in the hospital.

“It was a truly remarkable night and so wonderful to see so many people come together to support this very worthy cause. The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. The work they do is second to none. We are huge wildlife lovers at Attwood Marshall Lawyers and are passionate about supporting the hospital’s work however we can.”

Also in attendance and supporting this worthy cause was Laura Gerber, the State Member for Currumbin and a previous estate litigation lawyer with Attwood Marshall Lawyers.  Over $75,000 was raised on the night!

Left to Right: Laura Gerber MP with Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates Partner Angela Harry and Wills and Estates Senior Associate Debbie Sage.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital opened in 1989 and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.  The hospital admits approximately 14,000 wildlife animals each year. Its mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. The not-for-profit service is provided free of charge to the community, and the hospital relies on community donations to continue performing its important work. The hospital also supports research projects to ensure our amazing wildlife remains for future generations.


How you can help

Charity of choice

There are many ways you can help protect our native wildlife. One way is to run a fundraising event!

Everyone can help Currumbin Wildlife Hospital treat thousands of Australian native wildlife by attending or hosting your own fundraising event. Every dollar helps save precious lives.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. The experienced veterinary team, supported by volunteers, continue to provide an exceptional service free of charge to the community.

The hospital relies on donations and public support. From cupcake stalls to sausage sizzles, trivia nights to treasure hunts, golf days to glamourous gala dinners – any fundraising efforts help the future of our wildlife. Even a small contribution or just raising awareness can make a big difference! The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was heavily impacted during COVID-19 with reduced visitors and events taking place over lockdown periods. There has never been a more vital time to help raise funds so that injured and sick wildlife can continue to get the treatment they need.

Want to help in another way? You can also adopt a native Australian animal to show your support! The Currumbin Wildlife offers one off payment donations which allow you to symbolically adopt a baby animal. Your adoption fee helps maintain and save threatened Australian native animals. From bilbies, to echidnas, koalas, and wombats, when you adopt an animal you receive a plush toy, a printed certificate, a fact sheet and quarterly updates about your animal of choice. Your adoption donation goes to supporting the ongoing conservation of Australian wildlife and is also tax deductible.

To donate or find out more about the ways you can support Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit


Many people often forget about the option to leave gifts to charity when drafting your Will. Including a charity in your Will is a wonderful way to support a cause that you are passionate about. Many of us cannot give to charity as much as we would like to during our lifetime. Leaving a gift to charity in your Will is a wonderful way to continue to support a cause you feel strongly about even long after you are gone.

If you feel as passionate about conserving Australian wildlife as we do, then leaving a bequest to National Trust of Australia (Queensland’s Currumbin Wildlife Hospital) could be a way you can achieve just that.

A gift in your Will helps the team at The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital continue to provide treatment to Australian animals, as well as financially contribute to research in helping find cures to diseases affecting these animals.

There are various types of gifts you can leave to charity in your Will, including leaving a percentage of your estate, a residue of your estate, pecuniary or specific gifts.

It is important to ensure your Will is drafted properly and the appropriate wording is used when leaving a bequest to charity. At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, our estate planning lawyers can discuss your intentions and help you draft a Will that will achieve your testamentary goals.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers – proud supporters and sponsors of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to support and partner with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.

In addition to joining the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital at different fundraising events throughout the year, including their annual gala dinner, we also host Community Wills Days to raise vital funds for the foundation. Our estate planning lawyers love connecting with the community at Community Wills Days to help people draft simple Wills so that they can ensure their most basic estate planning affairs are in order, whilst supporting a charity we are passionate about.

When someone attends a Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Community Wills Day, 100% of the booking fee collected goes directly to the charity.  

If you would like to find out more about our estate planning services, or our Community Wills Days and the charities we support, contact Wills and Estates Department Manager Donna Tolley on direct line 07 5506 8241, email or call our 24/7 phone line at any time on 1800 621 071.

You can visit our team at any of our conveniently located offices at CoolangattaRobinaKingscliffBrisbaneSydney and Melbourne.

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Debbie Sage is a Partner and Accredited Aged Care Professional in the Wills and Estates Department. Her primary focus is in matters related to estate administration.

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The contents of this article are considered accurate as at the date of publication. The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and is of a general nature only. Readers should seek legal advice about their specific circumstances. 

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