Leaving a gift in your Will

Wills and bequests

Leaving a gift to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand in your Will can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of Kiwis living with blood cancer.

The gifts LBC receives in Wills help us fund research towards finding a cure, while caring for those who need us today. Without these kinds of gifts, we wouldn’t be able to do all the work we do.

Sadly, traditional Will-writing can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, which makes it difficult for many people to support the causes they care about. So, we’ve partnered with Gathered Here, a trusted online Will provider, to offer our supporters access to a free online Will.

Gathered Here has made it as easy as possible for people to include a gift to charity in their Will – and it won’t cost a cent.

If you’re interested in pledging a gift to LBC in your Will, it only takes around 10 minutes and could help protect the work we do for generations to come. Click here to write your Will today.

You can download a copy of our bequests brochure here if you’d like more information. For a confidential chat about leaving a gift to LBC in your Will, please contact Faye Holahan, Head of Marketing & Fundraising on 0800 15 10 15, or email fayeh@leukaemia.org.nz.


Why leave a gift to LBC?

When you leave a gift to LBC in your Will, not only will you help us to support Kiwis currently living with a diagnosis, but you’ll also provide funding for research into better treatments and cures in the future.

If you’d like to leave a gift to LBC, then including us in a legal Will is the only way to make sure your wishes are met. It avoids any confusion and provides you with peace of mind.

If you’ve decided to leave a gift to LBC, either in your Will or through a Charitable Trust, then we would love to hear from you. It’s important to us that we understand your wishes and recognise your contribution in a way that you would like, during your lifetime. Any 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”