Have you thought about leaving a legacy once you pass away?

Leaving a gift in your Will, also known as leaving a ‘bequest’ is an incredible way to be remembered. It is a living legacy that will help us look after New Zealand communities, now and for future generations.

If you’d like to leave a gift in your Will, please email our Fundraising team at giftinwill@stjohn.org.nz or call us at +64 03 353 7110 extension 3238. 


Fill in our contact form and one of our team members will contact you.

Where your money goes:

Where your money goes

 Pat Turnbull -  Leaving a Gift in Will


What if I already have a Will in place?

We strongly recommend that you discuss your plans with your immediate family and seek advice from a legal advisor when updating or arranging your Will. We can provide you with the suggested Will wording to include Hato Hone Hato Hone St John in your Will. 

What if I haven’t made a Will yet?

A Will is a legal document stating how you want to provide for the people and organisations you care for. It’s important you have one, to ensure your final wishes are carried out as you intend them to be.  

What wording should I use to leave you a gift in my Will?

a. I give the sum of $ ____ (or) ____ % (or) ____ share of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows to The Order of St John National Office (CC35255) to support ambulance and community services in New Zealand. 

b. I declare that the receipt of a fully authorised officer of The Order of St John National Office shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustee and my Trustee shall not be thereafter bound to see to the application of the above gift. 

What type of gift can I leave you?

Once you’ve provided for your family and those close to you, you can choose to leave us either a percentage, share of your estate, or an exact sum of money. 

Do I need to inform Hato Hone St John about my gift?

While you don’t need to let us know if you’re leaving us a gift, we would like to be able to thank you personally and acknowledge your generosity. It would be a privilege for us to share with you how your future gift will be making life-changing differences with our communities. It also helps us properly plan our future programmes

Letting us know you intend to leave a gift can be a good idea, just in case your Will is challenged. That way, it’s less likely your final wishes may be amended by a court. Please get in touch by completing the online contact form or emailing giftinwill@stjohn.org.nz 

Is there another way I can support Hato Hone St John?

We are grateful for any support you’d like to give us. If you decide a gift in Will is not for you, there are other ways to donate. Thank you for your generosity. 


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