Will you help us to care in the future?
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.
Guide to writing your Will
Before you prepare your Will, you need to write down a certain amount of personal information. We have designed a planner to help you prepare before you visit your solicitor. It will help you save time and make the Will writing easier.
Please request your Guide to Writing your Will by completing the below form*:
*By filling out the form below, you agree to receiving bequest information from Mary Potter Hospice.
Remember a gift in your Will for Mary Potter Hospice
Thank you for considering Mary Potter Hospice in your Will. Your lasting legacy will help provide free palliative care for others in our community or someone close to you now and in the future.
Your gift, large or small, is very important to us. It costs around $16 million a year to provide Hospice services to our patients and their family. The Government provides less than half of this. The rest we ask the community to help us raise through our second-hand shops, donations, events and bequests. As your local Hospice, we care for 1 in 4 people in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti as they approach the end of their life.
This means on any given day, we care for around 300 patients free of charge. Most importantly, 1 in 7 of our patients wouldn’t be cared for without someone remembering us in their Will.
Camellia Heritage Club
The Camellia Heritage Club was formed more than 20 years ago 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, and invitations to special events to meet others and 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 chat:
Ruchika Jayatilaka – Bequests Fundraising Specialist
04 381 0163 / 021 976 184
Please let us know when you have taken this wonderful act of leaving a gift in your Will to the Hospice. We would like to thank you for this very special gesture. When you let us know, you will become a member of the Camellia Heritage Club.
Tony’s relationship with the Little Company of Mary – which founded Mary Potter Hospice – began when he was a young boy in Christchurch. Read more
Gratitude towards Mary Potter Hospice can span generations, just like with Peg and Margaret. Read more
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, and the reason she has left a gift in her Will to the Hospice. Read more
If you’d like to support the Mary Potter Hospice today, you can make a donation here:
How to leave a gift in your Will:
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.
If you decide to leave a timeless gift to our work, your kindness will help us to give comfort and dignity for others in our community or for someone who is close to you at their end of life.
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
- 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 day-to-day costs for the Hospice, or leave it to our Forever Foundation, an endowment fund which provide a long term financial support to the Hospice.
Here are two samples of what you could write in your Will to accurately describe your intentions:
Option 1: A gift to Mary Potter Hospice
“I give to The Mary Potter Hospice Foundation, Wellington, registered charity CC 30221 (a percentage of my estate, or the residue of my estate, or specific sum of money or write a description of property or assets) for general purposes, for which the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper office shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.”
Option 2: Gifting a lasting legacy
“I give to The Mary Potter Hospice Forever Foundation, Wellington, registered charity CC 32009 (a percentage of my estate, or the residue of my estate, or specific sum of money, or write a description of property or assets) for which the receipt of the Forever Foundation Trustees or other proper office shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.”
To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Mary Potter Hospice, please download our Bequest Booklet.