Leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will to Presbyterian Support Central, you show your commitment to supporting and empowering vulnerable and at-risk New Zealand children, families and elders in your community.

Many of us would like to be able to support vulnerable children, families and older people in our communities even more than we do now. However, sometimes it’s just not possible.

Leaving a gift in your Will means your current financial situation and lifestyle need not change, as the money comes out of your estate after your death. It allows for you to continue providing for those who depend on you today, while also supporting causes you trust and admire in the future.

Many of PSC’s services rely on donations and bequests

Remembering Presbyterian Support Central in your Will is a powerful and lasting way to support vulnerable New Zealanders who may not otherwise receive the help they need. Your gift will have a positive impact on generations to come, and you will have pleasure now knowing this is in place.

You can choose for your gift to be used at one of our Enliven Homes, for Family Works services, or you can leave it to Presbyterian Support Central in general. Once you have decided how you would like your gift to be used, making a bequest is easy.

Making a Will

Your will needs to be thought about, discussed, planned, and arranged carefully. That way, you can be sure that your hard earned savings will be doing the work that you want done, and used to support the things you care about after you are gone.

Making a bequest is an easy process. The first step is to contact your solicitor or professional trustee. They will make sure your wishes are clearly and accurately recorded in your Will or added to your existing Will. (This amendment is called adding a codicil).

You can remember Presbyterian Support Central in your Will in a number of ways.

  1. A specific gift: You can choose to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares or any gift you wish to nominate.
  2. A percentage: You can leave a nominated percentage or fraction of your total estate.
  3. A residual gift: After providing for your family, you can nominate that you want to leave part, or all of what’s left of your estate to Presbyterian Support Central. Its flexibility also means it is less likely to need updating over time.

As your Will is a legal document, it is important to seek the right advice and wording. You should contact your solicitor or a recognised trustee company; for example the Public Trust Office or Guardian Trust. They will be able to advise you on creating a Will in accordance with your wishes.

Words matter!

When you make a Will, or add to an existing Will (a codicil) you need to be clear as to what your wishes are. To support our work, we suggest the following words:

“I give to Presbyterian Support Central ‘a percentage of my estate’, or: ‘the residue of my estate’, or: ‘the sum of $ ’, for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of Presbyterian Support Central signed by the Chief Executive, or other proper officer, will be sufficient receipt and discharge for my trustees”.

Bequests ‘for general purposes’ can be used where the need is greatest. Alternatively, you may prefer to support and specify an area of our work that is of special interest to you.

For example: “I express the wish that this gift be used to assist work with children and young people.” Or “I express the wish that this gift be used to assist work with elderly people.” Our details:

Our official name: Presbyterian Support Central
PSC Charity Registration Number: CC11182
Our Address: PO Box 12706, Thorndon, Wellington 6144

Kowhai Club

We understand that you may wish to keep the contents of your Will to yourself. However, once you have included a gift in your will to Presbyterian Support Central, you may choose to let us know. We would love to hear from you. We would love to thank you, to keep you updated of the work and progress, and to welcome you to the Kowhai Club.

The Kowhai Club is a very special group made up entirely of people who have advised us that they are helping vulnerable children, families or older people by including Presbyterian Support Central in their Will. The Kowhai Club offers us the opportunity to recognise and honour you during your lifetime while you are able to accept our thanks and appreciation.

Any questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will/making a bequest. Our Supporter Relations Advisor, Margie Carter, would be delighted to hear from you and is happy to provide any additional information you’d like about our work in the community. Margie can be contacted on 0508 TO HELP (0508 86 4357) or via email at support@psc.org.nz