How to include a gift for Starship in your Will
Including a gift to Starship in your Will is much easier and less daunting than it might sound. But there are a couple of things we strongly advise you do:
Firstly...share your plans with your family, so they understand your intentions.
Secondly...speak to your solicitor and discuss your options.
There are several different ways you might choose to leave a gift to Starship. For example, you might want to leave the "rest and residue" or what is left after making provision for your loved ones, a percentage of the total amount of your estate or a percentage of the residue. Please discuss these options with your solicitor.
No matter how much you leave to Starship, large or small, we will be eternally grateful. And we promise to put it to good use, helping New Zealand's sick and injured children.
Here are some examples of the kind of wording you could use:
I give to Starship Foundation...
The rest and residue of my estate.... or
_______ percent of my estate.... or
_______ percent of the residue of my estate.... or
The sum of $________.
Free of all duties and testamentary expenses for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of that organisation shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.
If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a bequest or the next steps to becoming a Starship Guardian Angel, please contact Marnie Fleming in the strictest confidence on 09 307 4949 Ext 21944 or 021 121 4799 or email MarnieF@adhb.govt.nz