What is a Bequest & How to Leave One

The Mitchell Family
“We are so grateful to Ronald McDonald House. Being able to stay together as a family… Eva is just like any other 3 year old, she has a great personality and tenacity for life, I cherish every day we have with her”. 
A ‘bequest’ is a gift left in a Will. The gift is usually a sum of money, or could be land or a gift of shares for example.

Leaving a bequest is an amazing gift, left by individuals with admirable foresight; planning to support future House families.

Remembering Ronald McDonald House Auckland in your Will is a very effective way of supporting us as it is a source of funding that does not cost our organisation much to generate, leaving more to support our families when they need it most. And to bring strength in keeping families together in those testing times, always.

What to include in your Will

To leave us a Bequest, contact your solicitor in the first instance. Homemade will kits are readily available but do not prove to hold strong in court.

To assist your solicitor, the following wording may be used to leave a gift for RMHA:

I bequeath to RMH Auckland Trust the sum of $_____(or)

_____% of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows:


For the general purposes of the Trust and declare that the official receipt of the RMH Auckland Trust shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustee/Executors.”

If you are already planning to leave us a gift in your Will it can be very useful for us to know. That is entirely up to you though. It would also allow us to invite you to enjoy membership of our Bequest Society.

To find out more on Wills and leaving us a bequest please contact Claire on (+64 9) 365 8315 or claire.cooper@rmh.co.nz.
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