Making provision in your Will to donate to Life Education Trust Auckland Central is a way to honour the community you live in. You can be certain that your final act of generosity will help make a real difference for New Zealanders.
Big or small, your bequest will be greatly appreciated. It will help us continue to provide services that look after New Zealand communities, now and for future generations.
By including a bequest in your Will, you have the option of leaving a specific amount, an item or a percentage of your estate to Life Education Trust Auckland Central.
A bequest is an easy way to support Life Education Trust Auckland Central. You can even decide how you want the bequest to be used. Many bequests continue to provide valuable support to our services, long after the gift has been received.
If you already have a Will
If you would like to include a bequest to Life Education Trust Auckland Central in your existing Will, you can make a simple modification by adding a codicil (a codicil is a supplement to a Will that is intended to alter or modify it). To make sure your codicil is legal, we recommend it is checked and approved by a legal advisor.
If you don’t have a Will
A Will is an important legal document so it should be prepared by a legal professional. It’s important to discuss options and specific wording with your legal advisor to make sure your Will reflects your wishes clearly, giving specific guidance on how you want your assets and personal belongings distributed when you die.
Wording for a bequest
Here’s an indication of the accepted form of words that can be used to leave a bequest to Life Education Trust Auckland Central:
“I give and bequeath the sum of $_____________ (or) __________ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows
free of all charges, to Life Education Trust Auckland Central. The official receipt of the Chairman or other authorised officer of the Trust is an absolute discharge to my executors.”
You can let us know about the bequest
There’s no requirement to tell us that you’re leaving a bequest to Life Education Trust Auckland Central. However, we would like to make sure that your generous giving is suitably thanked and acknowledged in your lifetime. Deciding to tell us about your bequest can also be a good thing if your Will is challenged. If we’re in a position to demonstrate that we have a relationship with you, your wishes are less likely to be amended by the court.
Strictest confidence guaranteed
Any bequest inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence by Life Education Trust Auckland Central. We will respect your wishes if you choose to remain anonymous.
We’re grateful for all donations. Amounts of $5 or more may qualify for a tax rebate.