Leave a bequest

Your gift will help to achieve positive, long-lasting change.

Show your commitment to supporting and empowering vulnerable New Zealand children, families and whānau in your community by leaving a gift in your Will. Leaving a gift means your current financial situation and lifestyle need not change. 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.

Family Works provides affordable, tailored services to families and children in need. Our whole-of-family approach builds on the skills and strengths of individuals and their family, whānau and community relationships. We know that by providing this seamless service, outcomes for families are improved and individuals become are better equipped for the future.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Family Works helps us to provide families with a full range of support.

How to leave a bequest

Leaving a bequest is an easy process. Below is some helpful information about how to begin and what you need to consider.

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.

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.

If you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will, you can choose for your donation to be used for a specific Family Works service or region, or you can choose for your gift to be used wherever the need is greatest at the time.

You can remember Family Works in your Will in a number of ways.

Leave a specific gift
You can choose to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares or any gift you wish to nominate.

Leave a percentage
You can leave a nominated percentage or fraction of your total estate.

Leave 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 Family Works. Its flexibility also means it is less likely to need updating over time.

Wording your Will

When you make a Will, or add to an existing Will (a codicil) you need to be clear as to what your wishes are. Below is some useful advice on what wording to include.

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 Family Works is legally part of Presbyterian Support Central, we suggest the following words:

“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 children and families experiencing family violence or poverty.” Or “I express the wish that this gift be used to support children and families in Taranaki.”

Our details:

Our official name: Presbyterian Support Central
PSC Charity Registration Number: CC11182
Our Address: PO Box 12706, Thorndon, Wellington 6144

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a bequest, please get in touch. We’d be delighted to hear from you and are happy to provide any additional information you’d like about PSC’s work in the community.