Leave something that will live on after you.

Make a pledge to Northland’s dedicated air ambulance service and help us save lives of Northlanders long into the future. Your bequest will ensure we continue to service the region effectively and cope with the growing demands in Northland.

 

Bequests are for everyday people

A bequest is a gift left in a will. Many people don’t realise that you don’t have to be rich or famous to make a bequest! The truth is that most bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to their community or to a cause after they’re gone. The good news is that including a charity in your will is just as easy as providing for your loved ones. And it can be as much, or as little, as you wish.

 

A way to keep on supporting

Without the generosity of everyday Kiwis, our charity wouldn’t exist. Bequests form the financial basis of many New Zealand charities and are essential for ensuring the good work that they do continues into the future.

 

How to leave us a gift in your will, in three easy steps

A will is the only way for you to say how your money should be used after your death. A will also means less confusion and heartache for your loved ones in their time of grief. If you don’t make a will, part or all of your estate may end up going to people you never intended to benefit.

  1. Ask us for more information on leaving a bequest. Please contact our general manager Vanessa Furze on 09 983 2254 for a confidential, no-obligation chat about how your bequest can make a difference. Our full name is Northland Emergency Services Trust and our registered charity number is  CC10801. You will need these details to give to your lawyer in order to make a bequest.
  2. Speak to your solicitor/trust company about making a will, or changing your existing will to include Northland Rescue Helicopters. If you already have a will, you can draw up a codicil – an addition or amendment to your will. It is easy and this codicil will then be incorporated into your will (you can download a free Will Information Pack at www.includeacharity.org.nz for sample codicil wording).
  3. Speak to your family and friends about your decision, so they can support the achievement of your charitable goals when the time comes.

 

Common Questions

What about my family and friends?

Including a charity is not about excluding your family. We believe there’s most often room to consider both. And by including a charity you’ll be helping to build a more supportive community for your own children and grandchildren, something they will appreciate long into the future.

I thought bequests were just for the rich and famous?

You don’t have to be “wealthy” to include a charity in your will. Anyone can leave a charitable gift. Regardless of its size, it can make a big difference to a cause that is important to you.

I want to include a charity but don’t know where to start?

Your lawyer/solicitor can help you prepare a will or can amend your current one. We can also provide assistance. For a confidential chat contact Vanessa Furze on 09 983 2254.

Do I have to tell the charitable organisation I’m leaving a gift?

If you’ve arranged to make a gift to our charity, we would naturally love to hear about it. That way we’ll have the opportunity to thank you personally and perhaps discuss how we might invest your future gift. Letting us know what you’ve done also helps give us an idea of how many people are planning to leave us a gift in their will, which helps us plan for the future. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, your request will be honoured.

 

For further help and more information contact us 09 983 2254 or by email at generalmanager@nest.org.nz

 

Northland Rescue Helicopters are a member of IAC

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