Wills and Bequests

If you want to make a meaningful gift to Surf Life Saving New Zealand, there is an easy way to do it , even if you don't feel you can write out a cheque for the amount you'd like to give right this minute.

Just be sure that you have named Surf Life Saving New Zealand in your will. This is not an out-of-pocket expense that will affect your current standard of living in any way. The money comes out of your estate, after your death. However, the pleasure of knowing the gift is going to be given is something you can cherish right now.

The gift designated to Surf Life Saving in your will can be a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or you can name a piece of property, such as real estate or stock or a valuable personal possession.

Your will needs to be thought about, discussed, planned, and arranged carefully. That way, you can be sure that your money will be doing the work that you want done. Money you have worked hard to accumulate should be used to support the things you care about after you are gone. 

Too many people have an out-of-date will. Or, worse, they have no will at all.

If you have already made a will, you can make changes by adding a codicil - a written provision to your will. Codicils need to be witnessed, signed and dated in exactly the same way as a will. Your solicitor will be able to advise you. 

If you have already arranged for a bequest to Surf Life Saving New Zealand, make that known so that you can hear "thank you" today for the support you will be giving to Surf Life Saving in the future.

You can contact our Fundraising Manager for Surf Life Saving on supportus@surflifesaving.org.nz.

You may use the following form to advise your lawyer of your intentions:

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH free of all duties to Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Inc. 

*(a) one ................... part of the residue of my estate.
*(b) the whole of the residue of my estate.
*(c) the sum of $................... 

for the general purposes of Surf Life Saving and I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director or other officer of Surf Life Saving shall be a full and sufficient discharge for my trustees in respect of such payment. 
* Delete which is not applicable.