Name the Wombat

We need your help in naming the wombat to be featured in an upcoming historical novel written by our Patron, Jackie French, AM.

When you make a donation during the month of March you are eligible to choose a name for the Wombat which will feature in an upcoming Jackie French historical adult novel. This novel will be available in March 2022 and the Wombat name chosen by you could feature in this book.

Names must not be plagiarised eg. Spiderman, Harry Potter.

All names submitted during March will be compiled and sent to Jackie French.  Five names will be shortlisted by Jackie French with the final name chosen at random.

  • The shortlisted names will be taped to a carrot and a wombat will select a name by choosing to eat one of five carrots with the names taped to them.
  • The name taped to the carrot which the wombat chooses to eat will be the name which is featured in Jackie's novel.
  • The donor who chose the selected name will receive a signed, personalised copy of Jackie French's novel when it is published. 
  • All shortlisted donors will receive a personalised copy of one of Jackie French's Wombat books.

All shortlisted donors will be notified by 4 May 2021 and invited to our Dyslexia Awareness event on Tuesday 5 October 2021 to be presented with their gifts. Alternative arrangements will be made if unable to attend the event.

Use the Donate with PayPal Button below to make your donation (you do not need to login to PayPal to donate - debit/credit cards welcome). Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. Don't forget to tell us your Wombat Name - enter your Womat Name in the "Write a note (optional)" section at checkout. 




Note: This promotion begins at 12:01am on 1 March 2021 and ends at 11:59pm on 31 March 2021.  This promotion is open to Australian residents only, excluding Speld Qld staff, Speld Qld Management Committee and associated families. To enter, make a donation to Speld Qld of $2.00 or more and enter the name of the Wombat you have chosen for Jackie French's novel. All wombat names submitted will be written on Speld Qld printed wombats and displayed in the Speld Qld reception. Names must not be plagiarised. You may donate as many times as you like. All full names and contact information received in association with this promotion will be kept confidential and will not be displayed. The decision by Jackie French and her wombat helper is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The chosen wombat name and donor's first name will be published on Speld Qld's social media platforms and in the Speld Qld eNewsletter and Term 3 Magazine.


Help fill our Reception full of gorgeous little Wombats!


Speld Qld sincerely thanks our Patron, Jackie French, AM for her ongoing support
and passion for both wombats and supporting people experiencing learning differences.