Making a will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, you may consider including a gift in your will for the Blind Foundation.

11 year old Campbell
“It is because of people like you I will achieve my dreams.” Campbell, 11 years.

We are very grateful when people make the thoughtful decision to include a gift to the Blind Foundation in their will. Over the years, these contributions, large and small, have contributed significantly to our work. A gift in your will help ensure everyone gets the services and support they need to live independently and achieve their life goals. It is one way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.

Let us know so we can thank you

We understand that making a will is a very personal matter. However, if you do intend leaving a gift in your will to the Blind Foundation, communicate your wishes to your loved ones and 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.

Tim Pannabecker, our Philanthropy Manager, is here to speak with you confidentially and answer any questions you may have. Please email Tim and he can give you a call at your convenience, or call him on our toll free number 0800 787 743.

What wording should I use?

If you are kind enough to include a gift to the Blind Foundation in your will, make sure you include the correct wording, below.

“I [insert name] give and bequeath to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind CC21361 for its general purposes [or name a specific purpose such as library services, services in xx region, guide dogs – please call us on 0800 787 743 to discuss]

[Choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]

  1. the whole of my estate
  2. (insert number) percentage of my estate
  3. the residue of my estate
  4. the amount of $ (insert the value of your gift in cash)
  5. my (insert name of asset)

and the official receipt of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind will be sufficient acknowledgement of having received this gift.”

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is also known as Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation guide dogs is a service division of the Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation Registered Charity Number CC21361