How to leave a gift in your Will
Leaving a gift to the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division in your Will is straightforward, in most cases you don’t need to make a whole new Will, just follow these four easy steps:
After taking care of your loved ones you might decide to leave a gift to the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division in your Will. It's best to discuss your plans with your loved ones so they are aware of the reasons for your decision.
The best way to help those with cancer is to give a percentage of your estate after your other commitments have been met. You can choose a % that works for you, it will keep up with inflation and your assets will be divided as you intended.
Speak with your solicitor. It is usually very straightforward to include a gift to the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division in your Will. If you have an existing Will you may just require a “codicil” that provides an update of your wishes.
4. Tell us:
We would love to be able to thank you in your lifetime for remembering the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division in your Will. If you choose to, we can also keep you up to date with what's happening at the Cancer Society.
To get in contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 379 5835.
We recognise that the exact content of your Will is private - so won't ask for specific details, anything you do share will be held in confidence.
Some suggested wording:
I give and bequeath to the Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast Division Incorporated ____% of my estate free of all duties to be applied to Research/General Purposes (select one). The official receipt of an authorised officer of the organisation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the Executor.