How to leave a gift in your Will to Multiple Sclerosis Auckland

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Step-By-Step Guide

Step-By-Step Guide

It is very easy to leave a gift (a bequest) in your Will to enable MS Auckland to continue its important work in the years to come. 

If you don’t already have a Will, we respectfully advise you to phone your solicitor or trustee company today and make an appointment. They will ensure your wishes are correctly and legally stated.

In some cases, it is even possible to make a Will online. Ask your solicitor or trustee company for guidance.

When considering a gift in your Will, we encourage you to take care of family and other loved ones first. If you already have a Will, including a gift to MS Auckland is simple and quick:

Step 1

Decide whether you wish to leave to MS Auckland:

Your solicitor can answer any questions you may have about these options.

Step 2

Tell your solicitor or trustee company that you would like to add a Codicil to your Will. A Codicil is a simple statement that can be added to your existing Will at any time, to alter or modify it. A simple Codicil form is available to download as a link on each of the options above, mentioned in Step 1, or your solicitor can draw one up for you to take away. You can provide them with the following wording:

“I give and bequeath to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Auckland and the North Shore Inc.

(MS Auckland - CC 10863) for their work in supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis in the Auckland Region:

[list here the percentage of residue or specific amount of money or items], free of all death and estate duties and I declare that the official receipt of MS Auckland shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

Step 3

Once your Codicil is signed, witnessed (you must have two independent witnesses who are not beneficiaries under your Will), and returned to your solicitor, they will add it to your existing Will. It’s as easy as that.

Step 4

Please let us know! It will help us enormously as we plan for the future and we would like to acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime. If you would like your gift to remain anonymous, we will of course respect your wishes.

Thank you so much for this wonderful commitment to the future of our work.

If you have any questions at all please contact Ingrid Minett, General Manager or Mark Blackie, Business Manager on 09 845 5921; or email on mark@msakl.org.nz  


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