Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees, is a Principal Partner of Me and UooUoo: The Royal Children’s Hospital 150th Anniversary Art Trail which is set to take over the streets of Melbourne and Geelong in 2020.
In recognition of this significant milestone, this spectacular public art trail of 100 UooUoo sculptures individually decorated by artists will be on display from September to November 2020 in laneways, streets, parks and public spaces across the two cities.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Art Trail and help celebrate the incredible work The Royal Children’s Hospital has done in Victoria in the last 150 years,” said Mick O’Brien, Managing Director of Equity Trustees. “We are looking forward to seeing the UooUoo sculptures emerge from the creative process and becoming yet another part of the appeal of Melbourne and Geelong to our community.”
Equity Trustees was established 20 years after The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne. The population of the city in those intervening years had almost doubled to around 440,000 people, with both institutions having their work cut out for them during the boom period which saw Melbourne become one of the largest – and richest- cities in the world at the time.
The two organisations are also connected through philanthropy, with Equity Trustees managing one of the largest philanthropic portfolios in Australia.
“Since our beginnings, we have been responsible for passing on funds on behalf of our clients past and present. In just the past three years, Equity Trustees has distributed funds to the RCH on behalf of 63 charitable trusts, thanks to our philanthropic clients,” said Mr O’Brien.
“One of these is the Harry Lyon Moss Trust. In 1960, Harry Moss, an investor and financier, left instructions for £1 million to be held in a charitable trust that would pay an income in perpetuity (forever) to the RCH, which has meant nearly $70 million distributing from the Trust over the past 80 years.
“In honour of these connections, and in the hope of many more in the future, Equity Trustees is proud to be a Principal Partner in 2020 of Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail.”
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Equity Trustees was established in 1888 for the purpose of providing independent and impartial Trustee and Executor services to help families throughout Australia protect their wealth. As Australia’s leading specialist trustee company, we offer a diverse range of services to individuals, families and corporate clients including asset management, estate planning, philanthropic services and Responsible Entity (RE) services for external Fund Managers.
Equity Trustees is the brand name of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615) and its subsidiary companies, publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT) with offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, New York, London and Dublin.