Your good Will will make a difference - Bequests
A current Will is a good Will
A Will is the best way to provide for those you leave behind. If offers peace of mind, knowing that after you’ve gone your assets will go to the people and places you’ve chosen, and your final wishes will be fulfilled. As your family grows and develops, it’s important to update your Will to reflect changes such as the arrival of children or grandchildren.
Please include the Cancer Society in your Will
By leaving a bequest to the Cancer Society, you can extend your legacy to benefit many. Your gift is not only an investment into the future wellbeing of your family, friends and loved ones, but also an opportunity to make a difference to thousands of New Zealanders’ lives, now and in the years ahead. It’s a way to give beyond your lifetime, and make a lasting contribution towards the fight against cancer.
Even the smallest amount will make a big difference
Any bequest, large or small, will bring hope to those living with cancer, and enable us to continue our work within your community. Every dollar help in our efforts to:
- Provide practical support services and information
- Fund vital research into the causes and treatments of all types of
- Reduce cancer risk through health promotion and education.
Updating or making a will is a simple process and we would like to offer you a free Will information pack.
Please call 0800 55 65 85 or contact your local Cancer Society for a confidential discussion.
Once you have made a will, there are many ways to consider how to bequeath your estate:
Leave a legacy - create a bequest to the Cancer Society that honours yourself or a loved one.
Provide a significant gift to the Cancer Society through a trust.
A bequest can leave jewellery, real estate, life insurance and stocks and shares to the Cancer Society.
A charitable gift during one's lifetime does not incur any gift duty. Some generous people have gifted their family home but reserved the right to remain living in that home, or any replacement home for their lifetime.
After providing for your family you can nominate the Cancer Society to receive the residue of your estate, or you can leave a percentage of your estate to the Cancer Society.
If you decide to arrange for a planned gift to the Cancer Society of New Zealand in your Will, please let us know; we would like to express our appreciation to you for your support.
You may know of someone who is currently faced with making preparations for death or dealing with bereavement. Please contact us if you would like information about support services or practical matters during this time.