Leaving a bequest to St Chads is a wonderful way to help ensure that we can continue operating our vital services in the community for generations to come.
Donate via Geyser Community Foundation:
Find out more about leaving a legacy through the Geyser Community Foundation here.
Making a Will:
The biggest gift of your life could be to simply include the St Chads in your Will. Thank you for considering us.
Every adult should have a valid and current will.
Unfortunately many New Zealand adults either do not have a will, or their will may be out of date or rendered invalid via marriage, separation or divorce. If you die without a valid will, legislation decides how your estate is to be distributed according to a set formula, which may not reflect your wishes.
A will is not about death – it shows that you care about those you love. Making a will can give peace of mind, knowing that your wishes for family, friends, and community organisations important to you have been identified and addressed.
You may choose to leave specific items (jewellery, real estate, furniture, family mementos) to particular beneficiaries, or you may choose to share your entire estate on a percentage basis. You may choose St Chads as a beneficiary in your will, which can be done in the same way as choosing any individual.
Your will is a legal document, and we recommend that you have it prepared by a lawyer so it is worded and signed correctly. This ensures your estate will be distributed in accordance with your wishes.
Your bequest can take one of a number of forms:
- a percentage of the value of the estate (meaning the bequest will grow in proportion to the size of the estate)
- the residue of the estate after payment of any debts and provision for family and other beneficiaries
- a specified amount of money or item of property (be aware that a specified gift may alter in proportional value to the rest of your estate).
The proper wording to use:
I give to St Chads Communication Centre Trust [the sum of $xx/residue of my estate/description of property of assets] for:
a. its general purposes OR
b. the specific purpose of [insert here].2
And I declare that a receipt appearing to be given by the Chief Executive Officer or an authorised officer of St Chads Communication Centre Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.
If you are considering making a bequest or would like to talk about what is involved and how this can help the work of St Chads, then please contact us on 07 347 8515 or use the contact form below.