Below is the suggested wording for a Will, codicil or amendment that can easily be drawn up by your solicitor. Note the “xx” marks below where your designated amounts or descriptions would be required, as appropriate.

Suggested wording for leaving a bequest to the Blind Foundation

“I give and bequeath the sum of $xx (or) xx% of my estate (or) xx, the residue of my estate (or) xx% (description of property or assets) free of all charges to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, to be used where most needed, and the official receipt of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind will be sufficient acknowledgement of having received this gift.”

Signature of testator and solicitors and witness of each:

Signed: (your signature)
Witness: (witness’ signature)
Date: (date signed)

Signed: (your lawyer’s signature)
Witness: (the witness of lawyers signature)
Date: (date signed)

Thank you

Thank you so much for considering leaving a legacy to the Blind Foundation in your Will.

If you do decide to leave a legacy to support our services, please let us know as this will allow us to thank you for your gift and offer you a closer relationship with us. It does not, however, legally bind you to support us in any way and the information will be treated in the strictest confidence.