Leave a gift in your Will
By leaving a gift to Enliven in your Will, you’ll help combat the plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom amongst elders in your community.
In New Zealand government funds the cost of basic aged care, like food, warmth, shelter and healthcare, but at Enliven we want to provide elders with much more than that. Our vision is to create elder-centred communities where older people have companionship, choice, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. You’re gift will help make that happen.
Why leave a gift in my Will?
Many of us would like to be able to support the elders of our community 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. It means you can continue providing for those who depend on you today, while also supporting people and causes that are important to you in the future.
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 assets will be used to support the things you care about after you are gone.
If you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will, you can choose for your donation to be used for elders at a specific Enliven home or region, or you can choose for your gift to be used wherever the need is greatest at the time.
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 Enliven (Presbyterian Support Central) in your Will in a number of ways.
- A specific gift: You can choose to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares or any gift you wish to nominate.
- A percentage: You can leave a nominated percentage or fraction of your total estate.
- 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 Enliven. 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 recognized 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.
When you make a Will, or add to an existing Will (a codicil) you need to be clear as to what your wishes are.
As Enliven is part of Presbyterian Support Central, we suggest using the following wording:
“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 elderly people.” OR, “I express the wish that this gift be used to benefit the elders of Enliven’s [Name] home.”
- Our official name: Presbyterian Support Central
- PSC Charity Registration Number: CC11182
- Our Address: PO Box 12706, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
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 Enliven/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 we do, 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.
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.
Phone: 0508 TO HELP (that’s 0508 864357)
Supporter Relations Advisor
PO Box 12706