Include a gift in your will

Leave a gift of hope for future generations

Making provision in your Will to donate to the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand is a way to support the hundreds of Children born every year in New Zealand with CP.  Cerebral Palsy is the leading cause of disability in children in New Zealand.  You can be certain that your final act of generosity will help make a real difference for people living with Cerebral Palsy. Your legacy will profoundly improve a child with CP’s life by providing access to programmes and supports that will allow them to achieve their potential.

Big or small, your bequest will be greatly appreciated. It will help us continue to provide our CP members with services that support people with CP and their families both now and into the future.

By including a bequest in your Will, you have the option of leaving a specific amount, an item or a percentage of your estate to Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand.

You can choose to leave your bequest freely, i.e. ‘no strings attached’, so that Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand can apply the funds in the areas where they are most needed, or you can specify where and how you would like the bequest to be used.

How to make a bequest

Making a bequest is very straightforward; you don’t need to make a whole new will. 

A bequest is an easy way to support The Incorporated Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand. You can even decide how you want the bequest to be used. Many bequests continue to provide valuable support to our services, long after the gift has been received.

If you already have a Will
If you would like to include a bequest to The Incorporated Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand in your existing Will, you can make a simple modification by adding a codicil (a codicil is a supplement to a Will that is intended to alter or modify it). To make sure your codicil is legal, we recommend it is checked and approved by a legal advisor.

If you don’t have a Will

A Will is an important legal document so it should be prepared by a legal professional. It’s important to discuss options and specific wording with your legal advisor to make sure your Will reflects your wishes clearly, giving specific guidance on how you want your assets and personal belongings distributed when you die.

The Incorporated Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand is our legal title

Wording for a bequest

Here’s an indication of the accepted form of words that can be used to leave a bequest to The Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand

Incorporated :

“I give and bequeath the sum of $_____________ (or) __________ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

free of all charges, to The Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand Incorporated . The official receipt of the Chief Executive or other authorised officer of the Trustee is an absolute discharge to my executors.”

With or without strings attached

You may choose to leave your bequest freely, i.e. ‘no strings attached’ so that the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand can apply the funds in the areas where they are most needed, or you can specify where you would like the funds to be spent.

You can let us know about the bequest

There’s no requirement to tell us that you’re leaving a bequest to the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand. However, we would like to make sure that your generous giving is suitably thanked and acknowledged in your lifetime. Deciding to tell us about your bequest can also be a good thing if your Will is challenged. If we’re in a position to demonstrate that we have a relationship with you, your wishes are less likely to be amended by the court.

Strictest confidence guaranteed

Any bequest inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence by the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand.  We will respect your wishes if you choose to remain anonymous.

Contact us about a bequest

If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand or require further information, please call Sarah Rodgers, Fundraising and Grants Manager  0800 503 603 or send an email: sarah@cpsociety.org.nz

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