Leave a Legacy

A bequest is a gift left in your will that will help fill empty bellies for years to come.

Make a lasting difference

Making a will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, we would be delighted if you’d also consider including a gift in your will for Bellyful.

We are very grateful when people make the thoughtful decision to include a gift to Bellyful in their will. Your gift will help ensure everyone who needs Bellyful now and in years to come will receive the support they need. It’s an amazing way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.

If you already have a will

If you would like to include a bequest in your existing will, you can make a simple modification by adding a codicil (a supplement intended to alter or modify a will). To make sure that your codicil is legal, we recommend it is done through your solicitor.

If you do not yet have a will

Every adult should have a valid and current will. It shows you care about those you love and can give you peace of mind, knowing that your wishes for family, friends and community organisations important to you have been identified and will be addressed after your death.

Your will is a legal document. We strongly recommend that you have it prepared by a solicitor or an organisation such as the Public Trust or Perpetual Guardian so that it is worded and signed correctly and is legally binding. This ensures that your estate can be distributed in accordance with your wishes.

Sample wording for a bequest

If you are kindly leaving a gift in your will to Bellyful, please ensure you use the correct wording below:

“I [insert name] give to Bellyful New Zealand Trust CC46995:
[Choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]
1. the whole of my estate
2. (Insert number) percentage of my estate
3. the residue of my estate
4. the amount of $ (insert the value of your gift in cash)
5. my (insert name of asset)

and agree that the official receipt of the Bellyful New Zealand Trust will be sufficient acknowledgement of having received this gift.”

If you wish to leave a gift to a specific purpose, we recommend that you discuss this purpose with Bellyful prior to making your will, as it is important to ensure that there will be no difficulty in using the bequest for that purpose in future years to come. Get in touch: [email protected]

Let us know so we can thank you

We understand that making a will is a very personal matter and there is no legal requirement to inform us that you are leaving a gift to Bellyful in your will. However, if you intend to leave a gift in your will to Bellyful, firstly please communicate your wishes to your loved ones and also please consider telling us about your gift. Letting us know does not alter your right to change or update your wishes if circumstances change but it does help us plan for the future. Your wishes will always be held in our strictest confidence.

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