Bequests

Bequests S1  By leaving a gift in your Will to Save the Children, you will help provide a new future for a child.

How to leave a bequest to Save the Children

If you would like to support Save the Children beyond your lifetime and after you have made provision for family and others, we recommend leaving your bequest for the general purposes of Save the Children, so that your gift can be used wherever it is needed most. However if you have a particular area of interest, please contact us on 0800 167 168 to discuss how we can ensure that your gift makes a real difference.

There are several ways to make a gift in your Will to Save the Children.

  • The simplest form is to leave Save the Children a residue gift in your Will. After providing for your family and others, you can nominate that you want to leave part or all of what is left of your estate to Save the Children New Zealand.
  • Another way is to leave a nominated percentage of your estate to Save the Children New Zealand.
  • Or you may prefer to leave a specific gift - a sum of money, real estate, shares or bonds to Save the Children New Zealand.

Here are two examples of wording you may use:

  1. A percentage of your estate. 
  2. “I give to Save the Children New Zealand, a registered charitable trust, a _________ % share of the residue of my estate for its general purposes.  A receipt given on behalf of Save the Children New Zealand will be a complete discharge to my trustees for the bequest.”
  3. A specific gift – a sum of money, real estate, shares, bonds or another gift you wish to nominate.
  4. “I give to Save the Children New Zealand, a registered charitable trust, the sum of $__________ or __________ for its general purposes. A receipt given on behalf of Save the Children New Zealand will be a complete discharge to my trustees for the bequest.”

These are examples only. Your solicitor or the Public Trust will be able to provide you with specific information when drawing up your Will.

If you would like further information about leaving a gift in your Will to Save the Children call us on 0800 167 168 or email us on info@savethechildren.org.nz