Your Will & Testament gives you the opportunity to decide where your assets will go after your death. A bequest (also called a legacy) is a gift nominated in your will to one or more non-profit organisations.

A bequest in your Will to the Motuihe Trust will go towards the restoration and re-introduction of native flora and fauna to a special place in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The gift will last long after you are gone for future generations and visitors to enjoy.

The Motuihe Project is a long-term restoration project on Motuihe Island requiring ongoing maintenance and development. Bequests and donations will make a vital contribution to this project and the future development of the Trust.

Making a bequest is simple

  • All you need to do is contact your lawyer or a Trust Company to have the bequest added to your will.
  • Here is some official wording that you can send to your lawyer or Trust Company to have added to your will.
  • If you do not have a will, contact your lawyer or a Trust Company to have one made.

On behalf of Motuihe Trust, we thank you for your support.  


Official wording

Here is some suggested wording for a bequest that can be given to your lawyer to add to your will.

"I give the sum of $........................or.......................% of my estate or .......................% of the residue of my estate or [description of property or assets you wish to give] free of all charges to the Motuihe Trust, a registered charitable trust, for its general charitable purposes, and the receipt of the Secretary of the Motuihe Trust will be a full discharge to my trustees."

Signed by the donor and two witnesses:

Donor name: Signature:

Witness name: Signature

Witness name: Signature: