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:

1. Discuss:

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.

2. Decide:

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.

3. Plan:

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: contact@cancercwc.org.nz 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.