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Will you choose to make a gift in your will to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ? 

Your gift will help us make a significant impact in the lives of over 700,000 kiwis living with respiratory disease.  


Once you have made provision for your family and friends in your Will, including a bequest gift to Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is such an easy thing to do.

You too could make a bequest to the Asthma and respiratory Foundation NZ with little or no impact on your day to day budget.

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What difference will your bequest make?

A bequest is the ultimate gift to an organisation that you are passionate about, and have probably supported for a number of years. The bequest is recorded in your will and your lawyer, the Public Trust or a trustee company will draw up the properly formatted documents for you to sign.

Did you know New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma and other respiratory disease in the world? Over 700,000 Kiwis have a respiratory condition, it’s the third leading cause of death and costs the country $5.5 billion each year.

Your support will ensure we reduce these terrible statistics in the future.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ would be happy to accept a general or residual bequest from your estate.

Once you have decided the type of bequest you would like to make, have your solicitor make a codicil to your will.

Types of Bequest:

  • A residual gift, such as part of your estate;
  • A percentage of your estate;
  • A Specific sum…

Suggested wording:

If you wish to make a residuary gift: I give the residue or a percentage of the residue of my estate for general purposes to Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (CC53035), free of all duties; or

If you wish to gift a percentage of your estate: I give a % percentage of my estate for general purposes to Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (CC53035), free of all duties; or

Or you may prefer to gift a specific sum: I give the sum of $.............. of my estate  for general purposes to Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (CC53035), free of all duties.

This will advise us of any plans or thoughts you may have about continuing your support of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ through your will.

If you would like a personal visit to discuss how your bequest can further the cause of Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, please call John Wills Chief Executive on 04 495 0092


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By leaving us a gift in your will, you can help us provide the support, education, research and resources needed.

This gift will extend beyond your lifetime to thousands of New Zealanders with respiratory conditions – helping to ensure future generations  get the support they need. It may be that you cannot give right now, or you may feel good about a charitable gift living on after you have gone. 

You can choose to be acknowledged or you can request confidentiality around any bequest. It's easy, and can be as big or as little as you wish - any and all gifts would be enormously appreciated. 

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