Why leave a legacy to SPCA Auckland?
SPCA Auckland receives no government funding to help us in our animal welfare work. Instead, we rely on the generosity of animal lovers to support animals through the precious gift they leave in their will.
Most people do not realise that legacies are our largest source of funding and our on-going lifeblood providing income for many years ahead. They literally save the lives of countless animals every year.
Leaving a gift to the animals is a fitting way to celebrate the love and companionship you have enjoyed during your own lifetime.Your gift can help ensure that the SPCA will always be here to help Auckland's animals through our essential work.
The different ways you can make a gift in your will to SPCA Auckland
There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your will to SPCA Auckland depending on what suits you best:
- Residuary - this means what is left over (the residue) in your estate after all expenses, debts, and other specific bequests have been settled.
- Pecuniary - this means a specified sum of money in a will.
- Specified bequest - this is where a particular item is specified in a will, for example, works of art, or stocks and shares, or even property.
To ensure the wording in your will accurately describes your intentions, the following clauses should be included:
I give (a specified share of the residue/or the sum of/or a specified bequest) to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland Incorporated (SPCA Auckland) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the appointed officer of the Society shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.
I further declare that at the date of my death or the date of distribution of my estate, any charity named in my will does not exist or has amalgamated with another charity or has changed its name, such legacy or residuary gift shall not fail but my trustees shall pay it to the charitable organisation which they consider most nearly fulfills the objects I intended to benefit.