Bequest - Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to learn how you can help us continue our work with your bequest. 

 

We would love you to help our work live on after you have gone and include Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust in your will as an easier way to help us make a difference.

 

We are a not for profit Foundation strongly committed to raise the awareness of Bowel Cancer within New Zealand and to assist in the early detection of the disease.

 

With more people dying in New Zealand from bowel cancer than from breast and prostate cancer combined each year, it is important to educate the general public to recognise the symptoms and take early action to prevent the onset and spread of bowel cancer.

 

With around 3000 people diagnosed annually these numbers are expected to increase with the roll out of the Nationwide Bowel Screening Program.  The current Government criteria only caters for screening of those Kiwi's aged between 60 to 74 years old (Accounts for only 36% of diagnosed bowel cancers in this country).

So what happens to the rest?

 

Your vital funds can be directed towards our research programmes as well as reducing colonoscopy waiting lists for those who do not meet Government screening criteria help fund treatments and rehabilitation of bowel cancer survivors.

 

The more screening and colonoscopies performed the more we are able to detect the symptoms of bowel cancer, the more lives you can help us save.

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

 

Making a will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The good news is, it's simple and affordable, so everyone can do it. 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.  

 

If you don’t make a will, part or all of your estate may end up going to people you never intended to benefit.

 

Step 1. Choose Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

 

Step 2. Contact us

 

We are happy to have a confidential, no-obligation chat about how your bequest can make a difference and how your gift will allow us to continue our work.

 

Contact our CEO Georgina Mason on: 021 024 18012 or by email georgina@bowelcancerfoundation.org.nz

 

Step 3. Speak with your lawyer/trust company

 

Speak to your solicitor/trust company about making a will, or changing your existing will to include Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust. If you already have a will, it might be that you can draw up a codicil - an addition or amendment to your will. This codicil will then need to be incorporated into your will.

 

Step 4. Tell your family and friends

 

Speak to your family and friends about your decisions, so they can support the achievement of your charitable goals when the time comes.  

 

By leaving a percentage of your estate, a sum of money or other assets to our charity in your will, you'll be positively affecting the lives of many New Zealanders, including your own children, families and friends.

 

Your gift, regardless of the size, will be gratefully received by us.

 

Different types of bequests

 

There are four main types of gifts you can choose to leave to a charity.

 

1. Residual

 

The remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones.

 

2. Percentage or fractional

 

A gift expressed as a percentage or fraction of your estate.

 

3. Pecuniary or specific

 

A specified gift which can be money, property or stocks and shares.

 

4. Whole estate

 

This comprises your entire estate and is usually left by those without beneficiaries or those wanting to achieve something very significant.

 

Talk to your lawyer about the type of gift that will best suit you and your estate.

 

Most common ways to leave a gift in your will

 

Pecuniary or Specific Bequest:

 

I leave to (Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust) of (73h Park Rise, Campbells Bay, Northshore, Auckland) Charity Registration Number: (CC49309): (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

 

Residuary Bequest:

 

I leave to (Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust) of (73h Park Rise, Campbells Bay, Northshore, Auckland) Charity Registration Number: (CC49309) (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

 

Remember…Gifts left to charities in your will are exempt from inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

 

Thank you so much for including Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust, together we can make a difference.

 

Contact our CEO Georgina Mason now on: 021 024 18012 or by email georgina@bowelcancerfoundation.org.nz to learn more.

 

CC number:

CC49309

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