Whether you're updating your Will or creating one for the first time, we're here to help. Your Will reflects who you are, what you care most about and how you want to be remembered. Including a gift in your Will is simple to do, doesn't impact on your day-to-day living and gives satisfaction knowing that your generosity lives on.When preparing your Will, we advise seeking qualified legal advice including a solicitor, the Public Trust Office or a trustee company such as Perpetual Guardian. The New Zealand Law Society and your local Citizen's Advice Bureau can help you find a solicitor if you don't already have one.
A Will gives you the power to choose how your assets can benefit your loved ones and impact vulnerable children around the world.
Preparing your Will doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, but we recommend you seek the advice of a lawyer to ensure your Will is valid, and clearly sets out the way you intend your estate to be distributed.
It's important to review your Will every few years to make sure it still reflects your wishes, especially after a change in your circumstances, such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child or the sale of property. Store your Will in a safe place where your Executor(s) can easily locate it.
There are three main ways of including a gift in your Will. Your legal advisor will clarify for you what best suits your wishes and circumstances:
You can use the following suggested wording to describe your gift in your will:
"I give to World Vision New Zealand (CC25984) the residue of my estate (or ……………% of my estate or the sum of $...............or a description of the property or asset given) for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Chair or other authorised officer shall be full and sufficient discharge for my Trustees."
“You know the money will be well spent and will be transforming lives. Seeing the work first-hand and the difference it made meant the decision was easy.”
— Lleon Downes, Visionary