Wills and Bequests
Leaving clear instructions for your loves ones is a thoughtful way to relieve them of pressure at a difficult time. Remembering us in your Will can remind family and friends of the Values
you shared in life and provide service to those in greatest need in the community.
Contact your solicitor or trustee to make or add to your Will to ensure your wishes are best reflected in how your Estate is managed. Consult the SJGHT Legacy Guide
should you need suggestions on wording or a template.
Types of Bequest
Your solicitor or trustee is best to advise you, but in general there is:
- Specific Bequest:
This is a gift of particular items of property
that you wish to go to a particular person
- General Bequest:
Usually a sum of money or percentage of
the value of your estate.
- Residual Bequest:
A directive to deal with the remainder
of your estate once general Bequests to
relatives and friends have been allocated.
How would we use your gift?
Since 2008, St John of God Hauora Trust has delivered vital services that support vulnerable people in New Zealand. We target philanthropic funding towards programmes and initiatives that improve life for people living with a disability, or improve services or care coordination for vulnerable and at-risk youth.
Our organisation continually looks to ways we can improve and better support people. Philanthropic support is an important way we identify and serve this need in communities.
Honoring your specific wishes
If there is a particular service or programme that is close to your heart, we welcome you stating in your bequest exactly what you would like to use the money for. We would greatly appreciate a discussion with you if you are thinking of something specific, so we can ensure we are best able to honour your wishes.