Te takoha ā-WiraLeave a gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will to Mary Potter Hospice is a wonderful way to help people living with a life-limiting illness live full, comfortable and dignified lives.

We do appreciate that your Will is a very personal matter and your first priority will be to ensure that the people you care about are provided for.

There are various ways you can leave a lasting legacy:

  • A residue gift such as part of your estate
  • A percentage gift such as a percentage of your estate
  • Or a specific gift, whether that be money, property or belongings.

You can choose to leave your gift to the Mary Potter Hospice Foundation, where it will be used for operational day-to-day costs for the Hospice, or you can choose to leave it to our endowment fund, the Forever Foundation.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Mary Potter Hospice, please download our Bequest Booklet.

Pamela’ story

A long career in nursing means that Pamela knows what good patient care is – and that’s what her mother received at Mary Potter Hospice 30 years ago. Pamela describes the care that her mum, Margaret, received at Mary Potter Hospice as extraordinary and that’s why she has left a gift in her Will to the Hospice. Read more

Sue and John’s story

Sue and John decided to leave a bequest to Mary Potter Hospice because they say it’s important for people to have reassurance that help is there if they need it. “It’s a good backstop for people to know that a really good professional service is in place,” Sue says. “It’s the end of their life when they go to the Hospice. They should have the very best.” Read more

Steph and Murray’s Story

“It’s crucial to have a valid Will, because it makes sorting out your affairs when you die so much easier and less expensive,” says Wellington employment lawyer Steph Dyhrberg. “You take the guesswork out of it for your family, making sure your assets go exactly where you want them to go.” Read more

What your gift will do

You may already know of someone who has benefited from Mary Potter Hospice services, or you may do at some point in the future.

Large or small, a bequest from you will help us provide end-of-life care including grief and bereavement support. The donations we receive help us assist our patients and focus on their quality of life, and support those people who are important to them.

Please let us know when you have taken this wonderful action of leaving a gift in your Will to the Hospice. It is important to us that we re able to thank you for this very special gesture. When you let us know you will automatically become a member of the Camellia Heritage Club.

Camellia Heritage Club

The Camellia Heritage Club was formed to thank and recognise those who have promised a gift in their Will to Mary Potter Hospice. Club members receive a special membership pin as a mark of appreciation with invitations to special events where members can meet others and can keep up-to-date with what is happening at the Hospice.

We’re here to help, please contact us:

If you’re thinking about leaving a gift in your Will, or would like to know more about Mary Potter Hospice please contact Ruchika for a no obligation chat:

Ruchika Jayatilaka – Bequests and Major Giving Fundraising Specialist
04 381 0163