Leaving a bequest to an organisation in your will can be a wonderful way to continue to support organisations you supported when you were alive.

Many people bequest money in their will to charities and organisations they feel passionately about. Others have been specifically supported by particular organisations during their lives and they wish to give back to these through a will bequest.

Examples of organisations that can support you to do this are listed below. As well as organisations you may choose to support.

Please contact them directly for further information.




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If you support The Mission and are considering leaving a gift in your Will, we'd love to talk to you.

If you choose to do this, you are expressing your passion for the enduring values of The Mission. You are saying something about who you are and how you want to be remembered.

Website: www.wellingtoncitymission.org.nz

Email: enquiries@wgtncitymission.org.nz

Phone: 04 472 7837


The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of New Zealand supports New Zealander that have rare neuromuscular conditions.

By leaving a bequest to the MDA, you have the opportunity to make a real difference to thousands of New Zealanders' lives, both now and in the years ahead. It's a way to give beyond your lifetime, and make a lasting contribution towards those fighting against muscle disease.

To find out more please contact us. 

Website: www.mda.org.nz

Email: info@mda.org.nz

Phone: 0800 800337


Wellington Zoo is New Zealand’s first Zoo, caring for animals since 1906.

Leaving a bequest to Wellington Zoo is a very special way to be a part of Wellington Zoo's work for future generations beyond your lifetime. 

Get in touch today to organise a bequest so that we can show you the amazing things your gift will achieve in the future.

To find out more please contact us. 

Website: https://wellingtonzoo.com/support-us/leave-a-legacy/

Email: alicia.harris@wellingtonzoo.com

Phone: 04 381 6755


Much of Oxfam's ongoing work to eliminate poverty across the world largely relies on donations from people just like you.

You can help Oxfam continue their vital work across the globe through leaving a charity gift to Oxfam in your will.

To find out more please contact us. 

Website: www.oxfam.org.nz

Contact: maria.augutis@oxfam.org.nz

Phone: 09 355 7419

Freephone: 0800 600 700


Auckland City Mission supports thousands of Aucklanders in crises each year.

When someone comes to us for help we assist them with their urgent needs first and then help them to change their situation to improve their chances in the future.

You can help us to continue this vital service by leaving a gift to the Auckland City Mission in your will. To find out more about leaving a lasting gift of hope please contact us. 

Website: http://www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz

Contact: info@aucklandcitymission.org.nz

Phone: 09 303 9200


Heart disease is a very real threat in New Zealand. It is this country’s single biggest killer, taking more than one of us every 90 minutes.

A gift in your will to the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand (CC23052) will ensure that New Zealanders continue to receive world-class heart health treatment, by funding pivotal research into heart disease. You can also help us continue funding specialist training for cardiologists, improve heart disease risk assessment and cardiac care, and promote heart healthy lifestyles.

You can make a long-lasting difference by downloading our Bequest Brochure and contacting Matt MacDougall, Development Fundraising Manager through the details below.

Website: www.heartfoundation.org.nz/bequests

Email: mattma@heartfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 09 571 4761


A lasting legacy is one that keeps giving to others.

No matter what the type or amount of your gift, you can be confident your generosity and compassion is helping someone get the quality of care they deserve.



Providing a simple way to give to the causes you care about now (while enjoying the tax benefits), or by leaving a bequest with specific instructions on how to fulfil your wishes when you are gone.

Bequest options with The Gift Trust include setting up a Donor Advised Fund to involve family in continuing your gifting, or to support an area of special interest - Arts and Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Health and Social Services - close to your heart.

Website: www.thegifttrust.org.nz/bequests

Email: info@thegifttrust.org.nz

Phone: 04 391 4438

ccf_logoChild Cancer Foundation's mission is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone.

Leave a lasting legacy to help brave children with cancer beyond your lifetime by leaving a bequest to the Child Cancer Foundation in your will.

To find out more please contact us. 

Website: www.childcancer.org.nz

Phone: 0800 424453


Help patients and families through leaving a gift in your will.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is a registered charitable trust that raises funds for projects to improve the comfort and welfare of patients and their families at Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital, Wellington Children's Hospital and Kapiti Health Centre.

Leaving a gift in your will (no matter how small) will help them to continue the good work they do to support patients and families with what can be a very stressful time.

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation please get in touch. 

Website: Wellington Hospitals Foundation

Email: trish.lee@ccdhb.org.nz

Phone: 04 806 2324


Save lives with a lasting gift in your will.

Leaving a gift in your will to Life Flight will help us to make sure people facing a medical emergency can reach the best possible medical care as fast as they can. 

As we don't receive any direct government funding, many of our life saving flights are funded by people just like you who leave a gift in their will to us. 

To find out more please get in touch. 

Website: Life Flight

Email: sherry@lifeflight.org.nz

Phone: 021 2169 972

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust own and operate two Westpac rescue helicopters to regions as far north as Te Hana and as far South as Raglan, including Coromandel and the Gulf Islands.

They are available 24/7 for air ambulance, search and rescue missions and attend to over 1,000 people each year.

By leaving a gift in your Will to the service, you can help them continue to save lives and ensure that they are available to future generations. 

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Supporter for Life and leaving a lasting legacy, please call Kerrie Spicer on the details below.

Website: www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz/leaving-a-legacy

Email bequests@arht.org.nz

Phone: 09 950 7222