Aleta Paige, a Sweet Louise Member, passed away in June last year and we had the lovely surprise of receiving our very first bequest from her. As a Member, Aleta was always keen to spread the word about Sweet Louise and happy to share her story. She wanted to ensure others knew of our services if they needed them.
You can read her story here.
Like Aleta, you can leave a lasting legacy of support for those with incurable breast cancer by leaving a gift for Sweet Louise in your Will.
Extending beyond your lifetime, your gift can help ensure that every New Zealander living with incurable secondary breast cancer can live as positively as possible, for as long as possible.
If you would like to talk about your decision or find out more about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
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Writing your Will is an important and personal task that should involve a lot of time and care. Making sure your family is provided for is an essential first step. Once you’re comfortable that your family will be taken care of, it’s easy to include a charitable gift in your Will.
Four easy steps to leaving a gift in your Will
- Speak to your family. Share your wishes to provide for them as well as for those living with secondary breast cancer.
- Speak to your solicitor. If you already have a Will, you may be able to update or amend it with a codicil. If you are currently making your Will, your solicitor will give you the best advice for how to include a gift to Sweet Louise.
- Decide how you would like to share your estate. There are many different ways to leave a gift in your Will, including a specified cash gift, a percentage of your estate, or a residual gift donating the remainder of your estate after your family is provided for.
- Let us know you’re leaving a gift to Sweet Louise in your Will. We would love the opportunity to thank you during your lifetime for this amazing gift.
Information You’ll Need
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will for Sweet Louise, you’ll need the following information when you speak to your solicitor:
Legal Charity Name: Louise Perkins Foundation
Charities Commission Number: CC31706
Postal Address: PO Box 137-343, Parnell, Auckland 1151, New Zealand
Thank you so very much for considering leaving a legacy for New Zealanders living with secondary breast cancer.
Your gift will help make sure Sweet Louise can continue to be there for those women and men who receive the terrible news that their breast cancer has spread.
If you have an existing Will, a codicil (or amendment) is needed to formalise your gift. The wording below can be used and given to your solicitor.
“I give and bequeath: (choose one)
- the sum of $XXX
- XX% of my estate
- the residue of my estate
- (a description of property or assets)
free of all charges to the Louise Perkins Foundation (PO Box 137-343, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand) to be used where most needed, and the official receipt of the Foundation will be sufficient acknowledgement of having received this gift.”
Signature of donor and lawyer and witness of each:
How big does the gift in my Will have to be?
A bequest can be any size. We are grateful for any and all gifts, and no matter how big or small, your gift will help make a lasting difference for New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer.
What are the different types of gifts I can leave in my Will?
There are four main types of gifts you can choose to leave to a charity.
- Residual: This is the remainder of your estate after considering your family.
- Percentage or fractional: This gift is a percentage or fraction of your estate.
- Pecuniary or specific: This is a specified gift which can be money, property or stocks and shares.
- Whole estate: This is your entire estate and is usually left by those without beneficiaries.
What is a codicil?
A codicil is an amendment to a Will. If you have already written your Will and you would like to add a gift to Sweet Louise, you may be able to amend your Will with a codicil. Your solicitor can help you make this amendment.
How will my gift be used?
Including Sweet Louise in your Will is the most precious type of gift. It will be treated with the utmost respect and care. It will be used where it’s needed most, to ensure that Sweet Louise can continue providing support and services for women and men living with incurable breast cancer.