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Gift in your Will

Would you like to learn how to leave a gift in your Will?

Leaving a gift in your Will is also known as leaving a 'bequest'. Read on to find out everything you need to know about leaving a gift in your Will to Cystic Fibrosis NZ. 

If you need any more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with our fundraising and engagement team, by emailing fundraising@cfnz.org.nz, or by calling our free phone number 0800 651 122.


What will your legacy be?

Do something amazing today that will make a difference tomorrow. By setting up a gift in your will you can make a long-lasting difference and provide hope to the individuals and families living with cystic fibrosis in New Zealand.

Including a gift in your will helps us plan for a future, where every individual with cystic fibrosis who needs support, can have it. Bequests pledged in the past provide our vital services today, just as gifts pledged today will help us to be there in the future as well.


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How to leave a gift to Cystic Fibrosis NZ

We know that your first priority is to look after your loved ones in your Will. We also know it is important for you to talk to them about your wishes and the reason why you might choose to leave a gift to Cystic Fibrosis NZ.

Gifts in Wills (also called Bequests) are property or assets given to an individual or organisation in your Will. Gifts in Wills can come in many different forms including residues of estates, fixed sums of money, or percentages of assets.

What type of bequests are there?

  1. Residuary – the remainder of the Estate after specific gifts have been disbursed.

  2. Percentage – a percentage of the residue or the entire Estate.

  3. Pecuniary – a specific gift of cash.

  4. Specific asset – this could be real estate, shares, bonds or other items of value (works of art, jewellery etc.).

  5. An investment in perpetuity.

You can leave a gift specifically for one of the following purposes:

  1. General purposes: By leaving a gift for general purposes, you enable Cystic Fibrosis NZ to make the most of your contribution by using it towards the projects with the highest priority at the time of the gift.

  2. Support programmes: Gifts directed to our support programmes such as hospital allowance, transplant grants, welfare support, counselling, and other day-to-day support means the practical, and often forgotten, needs of living with CF can be met.

  3. Research: Help fund better treatments and understanding of cystic fibrosis by donating to research.


To make the process as simple as possible, we have provided the following suggested wording when including Cystic Fibrosis NZ in your Will. You can take this to your solicitor or directly write it into your Will if you are managing it yourself.


Suggested wording for your Will

I give ... (insert benefit, either residual gift, a percentage or specific gift amount) to Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand # CC10274, 64 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland, for its:

a) General purposes

b) Support programmes

c) Research purposes

(choose one out of a, b, c)

I declare that the receipt of the secretary, treasurer or other proper officer of the nominated beneficiary will be a full discharge for my trustee who will not be bound to see its application.


Our promise to you

If you choose to leave us a gift in your Will, we promise to:

  • Honour your wishes.

  • Respect that a decision as important as this needs time – how and when you choose to write it is personal to you.

  • Understand that you might change your mind – circumstances can change and you have the freedom to reconsider your decision at any time.

  • Honour your privacy – we would like to acknowledge your generosity but will only give you the recognition you are comfortable with.

  • Ensure your gift is used in the most effective way.

  • Continue to communicate and update you with the latest information on our programs and achievements.

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Speak up

It is important to talk to your family and loves ones about your will so they understand why you have made your decisions and ensure your wishes are carried out. Your gift, through your estate, will have a tangible impact on the lives of others in your community.

It’s up to you whether you tell us that you have arranged to leave a legacy gift. It is a private matter, however it is helpful for us to have this information so we can thank you in your lifetime. It also means you can begin supporting us now, by being a part of our planning.

Learn how your donation makes a difference