Leave a bequest

Help combat loneliness, helplessness and boredom amongst older people by leaving a gift in your will.

Our vision is to create elder-centred communities where older people have companionship, choice, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. Your gift will help make that happen.

In New Zealand government funds the cost of basic aged care, like food, warmth, shelter and healthcare, but at Enliven we provide much more.

A Will is a lasting gift. Leaving a gift means your current financial situation and lifestyle need not change. You can continue providing for those who depend on you today, while also supporting people and causes that are important to you in the future.

Making a Will

Your Will needs to be thought about, discussed, planned, and arranged carefully. That way, you can be sure that your hard earned assets will be used to support the things you care about after you are gone.

If you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will, you can choose for your donation to be used for elders at a specific Enliven home or region, or you can choose for your gift to be used wherever the need is greatest at the time.


Making a bequest is an easy process.

The first step is to contact your solicitor or professional trustee. They will make sure your wishes are clearly and accurately recorded in your Will or added to your existing Will.

You can remember Enliven (Presbyterian Support Central) in your Will in a number of ways.

  • Specific gift: You can choose to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares or any gift you wish to nominate.
  • Percentage: You can leave a nominated percentage or fraction of your total estate.
  • Residual gift: After providing for your family, you can nominate that you want to leave part, or all of what’s left of your estate to Enliven. Its flexibility also means it is less likely to need updating over time.

As your Will is a legal document, it is important to seek the right advice and wording. You should contact your solicitor or a recognised trustee company; for example the Public Trust Office or Guardian Trust. They will be able to advise you on creating a Will in accordance with your wishes.


Words matter!

When you make a Will, or add to an existing Will (a codicil) you need to be clear as to what your wishes are. As Enliven is part of Presbyterian Support Central, we suggest using the following wording:

“I give to Presbyterian Support Central ‘a percentage of my estate’ or: ‘the residue of my estate’, or: ‘the sum of $ ’, for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of Presbyterian Support Central signed by the Chief Executive, or other proper officer, will be sufficient receipt and discharge for my trustees”.

Bequests ‘for general purposes’ can be used where the need is greatest. Alternatively, you may prefer to support and specify an area of our work that is of special interest to you.

For example:

“I express the wish that this gift be used to assist work with elderly people.” OR, “I express the wish that this gift be used to benefit the elders of Enliven’s [Name] home.”

Our details:

  • Official name: Presbyterian Support Central
  • PSC Charity Registration Number: CC11182
  • Address: PO Box 12706, Thorndon, Wellington 6144

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a legacy, please get in touch. Our fundraising manager would be delighted to hear from you and is happy to provide any additional information you’d like about Enliven’s work in the community.