Many people don’t realise that most bequests (gifts) are made by ordinary, hardworking people who would like to make a positive difference to their community or leave a lasting legacy. The good news is that including a charity in your will is just as easy as providing for your loved ones. And it can be as much or as little as you like.
A will is the only way for you to say how your money should be used after your death, and also means less confusion and heartache for your loved ones in their time of grief. If you don’t make a will, part or all of your estate may end up going to people you never intended to benefit.
1. Ask us for more information on leaving a bequest. Please contact our Marketing and Communications Manager, Shelley Erskine for a confidential, no-obligation chat about how your bequest can make a difference.
Here’s a list of the good work your gift could contribute to long into the future:
Our full name is Presbyterian Support Southland and our registered charity number is CC22363. You will need these details to give to your lawyer in order to make a bequest.
2. Speak to your solicitor/trust company about making a will, or changing your existing will to include Presbyterian Support Southland. If you already have a will, it might be that you can draw up a codicil - an addition or amendment to your will. It is easy and this codicil will then be incorporated into your will.
3. Speak to your family and friends about your decision, so they can support the achievement of your charitable goals when the time comes.
If you've arranged to make a gift to our charity, we would naturally love to hear about it. That way we’ll have the opportunity to thank you personally and perhaps discuss how we might invest your future gift. Letting us know what you've done also helps give us an idea of how many people are planning to leave us a gift in their will, which helps us plan for the future. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, your request will be honoured.