A man has left a third of his $232,000 estate to the Grafton orphanage.
A man has left a third of his $232,000 estate to the Grafton orphanage. JOEL CARRETT

Where there's a will, there's $75,000 for orphanage

THE St Joseph's Cowper children's home has been bequeathed about $75,000 to continue providing care to orphans.

Brian Johnstone wrote his will in 1994 and died in August 2013, leaving $232,000 to be evenly split between the Grafton orphanage, BoysTown Beaudesert and a third unnamed person.

The will's trustee Matthew John Riley applied to the NSW Supreme Court to leave one third to St Joseph's Cowper Limited, since the organisation had been incorporated and undergone a slight name change.

Justice James Stevenson agreed the children's home, run by the Diocese of Lismore, was the rightful recipient.

He ordered the costs of application be paid from Mr Johnstone's estate.

ARM NEWSDESK


WEATHER: Heat and rain on the way for Central Queensland

Premium Content WEATHER: Heat and rain on the way for Central Queensland

As CQ sweats through some warm weather, there’s some cooling rain just around the...

Driver tells police a syringe was to stay hydrated

Premium Content Driver tells police a syringe was to stay hydrated

Father-of-three caught by police twice within three months.

Queensland  throws open borders to parts of NSW

Premium Content Queensland throws open borders to parts of NSW

Queensland will throw open its borders to five NSW shires