Leave Your Legacy

There are just a few simple steps you need to take when considering leaving a gift in your will to Save the Children. Start by requesting your free Guide to Gifts in Wills now, which explains everything!

How do i make a gift to save the children in my will?

There are just a few simple steps you need to take when leaving a gift in your will to Save the Children. These are explained in our Guide to Gifts in Wills. Request your free copy now!

The guide will provide you with all the information you need before you visit your lawyer. 

As explained in the guide, you will need to include Save the Children’s full name and address details in your will to ensure that your gift will be easily administered in the future:

Save the Children New Zealand, PO Box 6584, Marion Square, Wellington 6141

Registered Charity Number CC 25367


The Eglantyne Jebb Society

Leaving a bequest to Save the Children is the ultimate expression of support for the world’s most vulnerable children.

We wish to honour the special commitment of our bequest donors through membership of the Eglantyne Jebb Society, named for our inspirational founder, Eglantyne Jebb.

Eglantyne Jebb at writing desk Lo2

Personal Updates

Eglantyne Jebb Society members receive personal updates about the amazing work that bequests make possible.

You're invited!

Members are also invited to our local and special events, like speaker tours or even to see a play at Government House.

"The future of the world rests with the child."

- Eglantyne Jebb

Our supporters

Save the Children has many wonderful supporters who have recognised the powerful impact of leaving a gift in their will, knowing that it may be the most transformational gift that they will ever make.

We’d like to introduce you to some of them:

Inspired by Eglantyne Jebb - Lynne Charters

As a nurse, mother and grandmother, Save the Children supporter Lynne Charters has a longstanding interest in the well-being of children and wishes to see them realise their full potential. Inspired by our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, Lynne is leaving a gift in her will to help children living in poverty and hardship.

“I have the greatest respect for the work of Eglantyne Jebb and am deeply moved by her vision for children. Her mission to care for children and champion their rights has sent a very powerful message to the world, which continues to resonate 100 years after she founded Save the Children.

 Like Eglantyne, I believe that ‘the future of the world rests with the child.’ In the years to come I know that Save the Children will use my bequest to help children in need of care, protection and education.”

Continuing support for children - Diana Morrison

‘I have long been an admirer of the work of Save the Children and it has been a privilege in the past to work with some wonderfully dedicated people; volunteers with the same belief – that we have a responsibility for children throughout the world who suffer from poverty, famine, disease and violence, and with no hope of an education.

A child with good health and education, and hopefully a loving family, will grow up with a greater understanding of their world and may be empowered to contribute to their country’s development and so, eventually, to greater peace in their world.

I am no longer actively involved with the work of Save the Children but I am pleased that I can still contribute by leaving a bequest in my will; it is that simple.’

A pledge for children - The Brown Family

You might not expect a 17-year-old student with a part-time job to commit to a charity. But that’s exactly what Lizzy Brown did back when she was a teenager. She believes in helping those less fortunate than herself, especially children living in poverty and hardship, so Save the Children seemed a perfect fit.

Lizzy is now a mother of two small daughters and continues to support children in need. She and husband Darren are regular monthly donors and they have also included Save the Children in their wills. To them, leaving a bequest is a meaningful way to continue their support for future generations of children – it is their lasting legacy.

A family commitment - Feriel and Robin Falconer

'As a wider family we have been Save the Children supporters since the early 1960s. We have seen the changes from support of a specific child though to today’s community development programmes.

We are still able to give annually but also want to continue our support in the future, when we may not have available income. So, we have made a bequest in our wills. It is very simple and by stating it as a percentage of the estate we do not have to worry about specifying dollar amounts. It is satisfying to be able to continue supporting the work of Save the Children.'

A lifetime of giving - Ian and Elaine Leadley

Waikato farmers Ian and Elaine Leadley were longstanding supporters of Save the Children. Described by their daughter Chris as ‘good, honest, caring people’ they were loyal to Save the Children over many years, beginning with sponsoring children and continuing with regular gifting to an international programme. And Elaine always bought Save the Children Christmas cards! Ian and Elaine had a long life together, raising three children and celebrating 74 years of marriage.

They extended their lifetime commitment to helping children by leaving gifts in their wills. While Elaine left it up to us to use her gift where it was most needed, Ian was more specific. His bequest is being used to help run our preschool and primary school in the Daulatdia brothel in Bangladesh. Thanks to the generosity of Ian and Elaine and many other New Zealanders, children are receiving an education that will give them opportunities for a bright future.