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A lasting gift for NZ children: What will you leave behind?

A lasting gift for New Zealand children: What will you leave behind?

Barnardos is delighted to be part of Include a Charity – an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the ease and effectiveness of leaving a gift to charity in your will.

Include a Charity is the result of many New Zealand charities working together to do what no single charity has ever been able to achieve on its own – to change the way New Zealanders think about wills.

Firstly, the campaign aims to highlight the importance of writing a will. Having a will is vital – it ensures that if anything should happen to you, your family and loved ones are taken care of. Secondly, the campaign is aiming to encourage people to leave a gift to a charity of their choice, after their family and loved ones have been provided for. Gifts in wills form the foundation of many New Zealand charities, and without them, many charities simply would not exist.

What's it all about?
To view the Include a Charity advert, which will run on TVNZ next week (9th to 15th September), click here.

Why consider Barnardos?
If Dr Thomas Barnardo were alive today, he would be over 150 years old. Sadly he’s not with us any more, yet his work, values and hopes for children are very much alive. He lives on in the smiles of the children who are protected through his legacy.

Thanks to our services and the legacy left by Dr Barnardo, thousands of vulnerable children in New Zealand are supported. We break the cycle of abuse to ensure that children now and in the future can reach their full potential, just as Dr Barnardo did in London back in the 1800s.

Last year:
• Over 125,000 children were supported through a problem that was troubling them thanks to our children’s helpline, 0800 What’s Up
• Nearly 2,500 children received counselling and family support for issues such as domestic violence and mental health problems
• Over 1,300 parents attended our group parenting programmes to ensure they are able to confidently provide a nurturing and loving upbringing for their children.

“I’ve always been interested in helping Barnardos and have volunteered for many years, which is how I found out about the possibility of leaving something to charity in my will. I’m very pleased to have my will signed and sealed, and to know that the good work Barnardos does can carry on after I’m gone. It’s such a splendid feeling, and I’m sure many people would really welcome the idea of leaving something in this way.”
Rena Dalley, Christchurch

Now, you can share Dr Barnardo’s commitment to improving children’s lives by leaving your own legacy to the children of Aotearoa New Zealand.

For more information call 0800 2 INCLUDE or click here to visit the website.


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