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Leave a gift in your Will

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 Gut Cancer Foundation.

We are deeply grateful when people make the thoughtful decision to include a gift to the Gut Cancer Foundation in their Will.

A gift in your Will help ensure the Gut Cancer Foundation can deliver an everlasting impact and positive change for all New Zealanders affected by gut cancers.

It is one way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime. Including a gift in your Will to Macmillan is an easy process. Find out how to leave a gift and other things to consider when writing your Will.

How to leave a gift in your Will

How Gut Cancer Foundation will use your gift

Unless specified by you, we will use your gift where the need is greatest. It will be used to improve and save the lives of all New Zealanders affected by gut cancers.

Talk to your lawyer before making a Will

We understand that when you make your Will, your first priority will be to provide for your loved ones. Your lawyer can help you ensure this is the case whilst advising on how you can continue to support the causes that matter to you.

You can choose what type of gift you leave

There are four different options available to you. After you have looked after your family and friends, you can leave the Gut Cancer Foundation:

  1. The remainder of your estate/or a percentage of the remainder – known as a residuary legacy.

  2. A percentage – such as 10 percent, 33 percent, 50 percent or one part of four equal shares – of your estate.

  3. A fixed sum of money.

  4. Specific items, such as property, stocks, shares, or anything of value.

A residuary legacy is one of the most effective types of gifts. The benefit of this gift is that it is less likely to need updating over time. It is more flexible than donating a fixed amount which doesn’t allow for changes in your estate or inflation.

A gift of a percentage of your estate will hold its value better than a gift of a fixed sum of money.

You can make a change to your existing Will

If you have already made a Will, you can make a change to include Gut Cancer Foundation. We recommend you seek professional advice if you’d like to update your Will.

What wording should I use in my Will?

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

“I [insert name] give and bequeath to the Gut Cancer Foundation CC39174 for its general purposes [or name a specific purpose such as research, clinical trials, awareness raising – please call us on 0800 112 775 to discuss]

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

  • the whole of my estate •(insert number) percentage of my estate

  • the residue of my estate •the amount of $ (insert the value of your gift in cash)

  • my (insert name of asset).

and the official receipt of the Gut Cancer Foundation will be sufficient acknowledgment of having received this gift.”


Gut Cancer Foundation is also known as:

  • Gut Cancer Foundation Limited and Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute, GICI

  • Gut Cancer Foundation is a Registered Charity Number CC39174.

Leaving a gift for ‘general purposes’ means that we can use it where the need is greatest.

If you’d like to leave a gift for a specific purpose, we recommend you or your lawyer contact us so that we can help you outline your request. A community’s needs can change over time – we want to make sure we honour your request, and you know you’ll be making a difference.

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Miller, at maureen@gutcancer.org.nz or 021 747 434.

Your impact

There is a drastic lack of funding for gut cancer research and clinical trials in New Zealand.

Your support can help change that by giving our brightest minds the opportunity to find better ways to detect, diagnose and treat cancers of the digestive system.