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Remember Research For Life In Your Will

Your will is probably one of the most important documents you will ever prepare. It is a unique opportunity to decide where your assets go and to leave a lasting legacy for the future.

You may never have considered leaving a bequest to the next generation and like many New you may not have a current will.
Making a new will or making changes to an existing will is easy, especially since you do not need to give in your own lifetime. All you need to do is contact your lawyer or a Public Trust Office for assistance.

A bequest (sometimes called a legacy) is a gift nominated in your will to one or more organisations. Your bequest can take any combination of the following forms:

  • An outright gift of cash
  • A percentage of the overall value of your estate
  • A gift of real estate
  • An investment (artwork, jewellery, stocks etc)

If you wish to make a gift to Research For Life in your will, it is very important that you use our correct and legally incorporated name (Wellington Medical Research Foundation Incorporated) and the following wording:

'I bequest the sum of ______________(or_______% of my estate or _______% residue of my estate) free of probate and estate duties to the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Incorporated for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Chairperson of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Incorporated shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.'

If you wish for more information about leaving a bequest to Wellington Medical Research Foundation Incorporated please contact Helen Bewley by email or write to 

Research For Life (Wellington Medical Research Foundation)
PO Box 14186
Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241
Phone: 027 6322837

NOTE: Research For Life is the public face of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Incorporated.

Charities Commission Number: CC10659


By making a much-needed donation today you will join the hundreds of people supporting Research For Life.

People like you enable Research For Life to fund research, mostly by young talented researchers, with the supervision of experienced medical research professionals, in institutions such as at the University of Otago’s Wellington School of Medicine, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, ESR and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

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