Bequests

Wills and bequests

You can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of patients and their families living with blood cancer and related blood conditions by leaving a gift in your will to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

You can download a copy of our bequests brochure here. For more information or a confidential chat about leaving a gift to LBC in your will, please contact Annabel Lush on 09 638 3556 or 0800 10 15 10 or email annabel@leukaemia.org.nz.
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Why leave a gift to LBC?

You will not only be helping us to support those currently living with a diagnosis but also providing funding for research into better treatments and cures in the future.

If you are planning to leave a gift to LBC, then including us in a legal will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are met. It avoids any confusion and provides you with peace of mind.

We would also love to hear from you if you have decided to leave a gift in your will or through a Charitable Trust. Understanding your wishes and recognising your contribution in a way that you would like during your lifetime is important to us. The information will be treated in the strictest confidence

Correct wording for your will

Including a gift to LBC in your will is a lot more straightforward than you may imagine.

Please share your intentions with your family and speak to your legal advisor before proceeding. We encourage you to make sure that your family and loved ones are taken care of first.

If you already have a will, the addition of a gift can be easily made with a codicil.Please note that your bequest must be signed by you and have two independent witnesses.

There are several different ways that you may choose to leave a gift to LBC. These could be:

  • A % or all of your estate
  • A % or all of the residue of your estate (this is what is left over following payment of all debts and expenses and after provision for family and other beneficiaries.
  • A specified sum of money
  • A specified item or items such as stocks and shares, a work of art

On behalf of all the patients and families we support, we will be deeply grateful for however much you choose to leave to LBC, big or small.

Suggested wording:

“I give to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC):
The rest and residue of my estate…..OR
____% of my estate….OR
____% of the residue of my estate….OR
The sum of $_____________

For its general or endowment purposes. I direct that the official receipt of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest”

Include a Charity

LBC is a member of ‘Include a Charity‘, the national organisation working with New Zealand’s most loved charities to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift in their wills.
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The Include a Charity website has practical information on leaving bequests in New Zealand. You can also download a copy of our LBC Bequests brochure for more information.

Leaving a gift in your will is a big decision and we really appreciate that you are considering a bequest to support the future work of LBC. If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, please contact Annabel Lush on 09 638 3556 or 0800 10 15 10 email annabel@leukaemia.org.nz