Helena Wylie, Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation, recently dropped by to see a new piece of essential equipment purchased by the Foundation.

The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation has been a staunch and much-valued supporter of Children’s Cancer Institute since 2011, having provided many pieces of much-needed equipment. These include a NanoDrop for quantifying DNA and RNA, incubators for growing cancer cells, and pipette dispensers for dispensing small volumes of liquids. The latest gift is a biological safety cabinet, which will be used by researchers to handle cancer cells and identify new treatments.

The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation was established in honour of Beryl Dalwood in 2004. Born Beryl Barsby in 1909, she grew up during the depression. Although her family had a simple lifestyle, they were astute investors. Beryl acquired this skill at a young age. Having no children, her compassion and recognition of her privileged position led her to gift her estate to those in need.

 

The NanoDrop is a bread loaf-shaped grey machine used to quantify DNA and RNA
The NanoDrop is used to measure tiny amounts of DNA and RNA.

Helena Wylie managed the estate of Beryl Dalwood from 1994 onwards, covering financial, legal and personal matters. During this time the two women formed a close friendship, resulting in Helena being appointed by Beryl as the executor of her estate, and in the establishment of the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation.

The purpose of the Foundation is to make contributions to non-profit organisations in Australia which support programs or facilities for disadvantaged groups in the community.

When visiting us Helena said,

“The Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation is very happy to help Children’s Cancer Institute in its aim to eliminate childhood cancer, and to align the Foundation with such a worthwhile goal.”

Compassionate people like Beryl and Helena make our work possible. Medical research leads to breakthroughs, but it’s expensive. For every dollar we receive in grant funding, we need to match it with a dollar raised or donated by the community and our partners.

Find out how you can support us.

Top image: Helena Wylie and her daughter Bianca drop by to see equipment donated by the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation.

 



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