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BequestA gift in your will to Lifeline is a very special last act of kindness and a lasting gift that serves the community well into the future. Lifeline has been helping New Zealanders for over 50 years, we rely on the generosity of the public to provide our much needed services. With your support, we will be here for the next 50 years and beyond.
Preparing your willIf you are ready to write your will or to update your current will, here is some wording to help you. It is important to seek out qualified advice from a solicitor when drawing up your will. Specific Bequest – this could be an amount of money, real estate, jewellery, share or any such other gift you nominate.
“I give and bequeath the amount of $____ to Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust, located at 95 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland.”Percentage Bequest – this is leaving an agreed percentage of your estate.
“I give and bequeath ___% of the total value of my estate to Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust, located at 95 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland.”Residue Bequest – after providing for your loved ones, you can confirm that you want to leave part of all of what is left of your estate to Lifeline.
“The residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, wherever situated, I give and bequeath to Lifeline Foundation Charitable Trust located at 95 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland.”
Can I change my mind later?Yes, even if you have made a will you can make changes or additions to it at any time. Your solicitor will be able to advise you.
Further InformationEveryone is different, and so are their circumstances, so it’s important that the legacy you leave is right for you. If you would like to do decide to include us in your will, please let us know so that we can formally recognise your generosity. If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy please contact us.
Justly.co.nz is an online tool to create tailored simple or complex wills and/or Enduring Power of Attorney and leave specific gifts and assets to charities. Visit Justly for more information.