Bequests

Bequests

By leaving the Environmental Defence Society a gift in your Will, you are making a positive impact on the future of New Zealand’s environment.

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

Writing a Will can seem daunting, and we advise you to speak with a solicitor about it.

Include our full name, address and Charities Commission number – so that you can be sure the gift goes to the right place: Environmental Defence Society, PO Box 91736, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand. Charities Commission number: CC10297

A bequest can be made in your will. We recommend the following wording:-

 

A Specified Sum

This is a very common form of bequest. However, it is recommended that you review your will regularly, to safeguard against inflation. Otherwise, the real value of the gift may prove, by the time it is paid, to be worth less than you originally intended.

“I give the sum of [x] dollars ($[x]) to the Environmental Defence Society Incorporated (Incorporated Society Number 222128; Charities Commission Number CC10297) to be used as the Society in its discretion considers appropriate. A receipt taken by my executor [or trustee] as being given on behalf of the Society will be a complete discharge to my executor [or trustee] for the legacy.”

 

A Percentage Bequest

This allows for a specific proportion of your estate to be given to the Society. It ensures the gift is inflation proof, especially if your estate increases in value.

“I give a [x] percent (%) share of my estate to the Environmental Defence Society Incorporated (Incorporated Society Number 222128) to be used as the Society in its discretion considers appropriate. A receipt taken by my executor [or trustee] as being given on behalf of the Society will be a complete discharge to my executor [or trustee] for the legacy.”

 

A Residuary Bequest

You may wish to leave to EDS the remainder of your estate after other specified gifts have been deducted. This allows you to make provision for relatives and friends, then leave the remainder or a percentage of it to the Society.

 

Gifts of Assets

Gifts of a home, farm, business property, or stocks and shares, allow the Society to retain them as a capital investment or sell them to raise funds.

Last updated at 4:40PM on June 2, 2015