Donate 1% for Good
Leaving just 1% of your estate in your Will to Blind Low Vision NZ could help more than 193,000 Kiwis live full and happy lives.
How to leave a gift
Before you make or update your Will, we encourage you to talk to your loved ones about your decision first. If you choose to leave a gift in your Will to Blind Low Vision NZ, we recommend consulting your solicitor or a legal expert to manage the paper work on your behalf. They can advise you on how to leave a gift in your Will while still making sure your family and loved ones are taken care of.
Types of gifts
We encourage you to talk to your solicitor or trustee company about the different types of gifts you can leave as a gift in your Will to Blind Low Vision NZ. They can help you choose the gift that best reflects your wishes.
There are three main types of gifts you can leave in your will:
- Percentage Gift
- Residual Gift
- Pecuniary Gift
You can learn more about these gift types in our Gifts in Wills Guide.
Wording your gift
If you are kind enough to include a gift to Blind Low Vision NZ in your Will, it is important to use the correct wording in your Will. You can learn how to word your gift correctly in our Gifts in Wills Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Leaving a gift in your Will for Blind Low Vision NZ will help ensure the next generation of people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision live the life they choose.
Right now there are 193,000 New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision. As our population ages, that number will increase, reaching 225,000 by 2028. Demand for our services will keep increasing with time.
Your gift will help to fund guide dogs, vision rehabilitation, our accessible library and the ever-changing technologies and services that make it possible for New Zealanders with sight loss to live their lives to the fullest.
You can add a codicil to your existing Will to add a gift to Blind Low Vision NZ. We recommend you contact your solicitor or a legal expert to make this change.
Yes. If you would like the bequest to be designated to a specific area or cause please note this in the wording of your Will.
Yes. We changed our name from the Blind Foundation to Blind Low Vision NZ in 2019. Our legal name is Royal New Zealand Foundation Of The Blind Incorporated.
A gift in your Will made to our new name Blind Low Vision NZ or any of our previous names will be legally honoured. Our Charity number has remained the same.
Our charity number is CC21361.
If you do intend to leave a gift in your Will to Blind Low Vision NZ, please consider telling us about your gift. Letting us know does not alter your right to change or update your wishes if circumstances change but it does help us plan for the future.
If you would like to let us know, you don’t need to say the amount, please email email@example.com. We would love to thank and acknowledge you as a Visionary of Blind Low Vision NZ and send you updates on our work through our summer and winter newsletters “Our Vision, Your Legacy”, event invites and a small gift of a Blind Low Vision NZ lapel pin.
If you change your mind about leaving a gift for Blind Low Vision NZ, you have the right to change or update your Will at any time.
For information regarding wording or making a gift in your Will please contact:
Joanne Eve – Relationships Manager Legacies
Phone 09 355 6888
Mobile 022 0159 216
For legal matters or to notify us of a bequest please contact:
Tony Robson – Legacy Administration Manager