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A legacy of hope

After taking care of your family and loved ones, a gift to Visionwest Community Trust in your Will is a powerful way to bring meaning to a life well lived.

Your act of generosity will deliver life-changing support that will enable people facing great hardship to build brighter futures.

No matter how large or small, a gift in your Will continues to have an impact for good after your lifetime.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

We understand that your Will is a very personal matter, and your first priority is to ensure the people you care about are provided for.

When making a new Will, or updating your existing Will, we recommend you get help from a solicitor to ensure it reflects your wishes properly. You can read more about Wills on the Community Law website here.

There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your Will to Visionwest Community Trust, depending on what suits you best:

  • Residuary Bequest –a percentage of what’s left of your estate, after all your loved ones have been taken care of, and any debts have been cleared.
  • Pecuniary Bequest –a gift in your Will of a specific sum of money.
  • Specified Bequest – this is where a particular item of value (for example property or stocks and shares) is gifted in your Will.

To make sure the wording in your Will accurately describes your intentions, we recommend discussing with your solicitor about including a clause like this:

I give (a specified share of the residue/or the sum of/or a specified bequest) to Visionwest Community Trust (Visionwest) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the appointed officer of the Trust shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.

I further declare that if at the date of my death or the date of distribution of my estate, any charity named in my Will does not exist or has amalgamated with another charity or has changed its name, such legacy or residuary gift shall not fail but my trustees shall pay it to the charitable organisation which they consider most nearly fulfils the objects I intended to benefit.

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A gift in your Will – your legacy of hope for future generations.

When combined with gifts from other generous people like you, a gift of any size will transform lives and build healthy communities far into the future.

Why choose Visionwest Community Trust?

Visionwest Community Trust is one of New Zealand’s largest family support charities with a 30-year history of faithfully serving the community by providing practical support that enables individuals and communities to flourish.

We are committed to carefully managing your gift and using it as you intended to ensure it has the greatest impact.
By remembering Visionwest in your Will you will become part of a caring community who share your values and know the power of transformation and hope.

A gift in your Will – your legacy of hope for future generations.

When combined with gifts from other generous people like you, a gift of any size will transform lives and build healthy communities far into the future.

Why choose Visionwest?

Visionwest Community Trust is one of New Zealand’s largest family support charities with a 30-year history of faithfully serving the community by providing practical support that enables individuals and communities to flourish.

We are committed to carefully managing your gift and using it as you intended to ensure it has the greatest impact.

By remembering Visionwest in your Will you will become part of a caring community who share your values and know the power of transformation and hope.

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A brighter future for all our children and grandchildren.

We can’t know what New Zealand will look like over the next 30 years, or where your generosity will be needed most, but we do know your gift will help vulnerable people reach their full potential by providing pathways out of poverty and disadvantage.

What if I change my mind?

We all know that life is full of change and so your Will might also need to change over time. Often a small update to your Will can be made through a document called a codicil which your solicitor can help with.

What do I do Next?

We appreciate leaving a gift to Visionwest Community Trust in your Will is an important decision and you’ll want to take your time and share your thoughts with your loved ones.

If you do decide to go ahead, thank you, your generosity is truly a blessing.

We would love for you to let us know about your decision so we can thank you for your kindness and keep you up to date with what is happening at the Trust.

We will treat any information you choose to share in the strictest confidence. If you choose not to let us know, that is entirely your decision – we will be feel blessed to receive your gift when the time comes and ensure your legacy is fulfilled as you intended.

To get in touch email buildhope@visionwest.org.nz or phone Sarah Frayne on 021 11 06430.

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