Make a Bequest

What is a Bequest?

In this instance, a bequest is a gift made through your will, giving you the opportunity to acknowledge the worthwhile and ongoing work of the Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc.

A bequest enables the gifting of property, an insurance policy, cash or other assets from your estate to the specified recipient.

It is completely untrue that only well off people leave money to charities when they pass away. The reality is that without the gifts left in wills by people such as yourself, many charities would not survive or exist today.

For some people, making a bequest through their estate is the only way they will be able to make a significant contribution to an organisation they support.

If you would like to leave a lasting legacy to the Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc., please include a bequest to the Society in your will. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice from your solicitor when adding a bequest to your will.

There are several types of bequests:

  • General Bequest: A gift of a specific dollar amount
  • Specific Bequest: A gift of a specific asset (land, property, shares)
  • Proportional Bequest: A gift of a specified percentage of share of the estate
  • Residual Bequest: A gift that directs the Society to receive all or a portion of what remains in the estate after gifts have been provided to family/friends and all debts/expenses have been paid

Sample Bequest

I give $………. or …………% of my estate to the Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc. to be applied for its general purposes. A receipt taken by my trustees as being given on my behalf of that beneficiary will be a complete discharge to my trustees for this legacy.

By remembering the Society in your will, you can secure the future services provided by the Society for people with multiple sclerosis in your community.

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