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A legacy to make a lasting difference

A bequest to Presbyterian Support Upper South Island is a simple way to make a big impact.

Here are some of the ways your gift will help.

  • Your gift will fund social services that create a better New Zealand for all who live here, regardless of circumstance, culture, or religion
  • Your gift will help vulnerable people of all ages to become safe, strong, and connected
  • Whatever its size, your gift will make a positive difference
  • You will ensure your values and beliefs live on to benefit others

If you would like more information about making a bequest to Presbyterian Support, please contact Rae Thomas or phone 0800 477 874 or 03 363 8209.

We would love to hear from you!


Making a gift in your Will

When preparing your Will, we recommend you seek the assistance of your family solicitor or a trustee company (such as the Public Trust or Perpetual Guardian Trust), to ensure your wishes are properly recorded.

You will also need to tell them what kind of gift you’d like to make. There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your Will to Presbyterian Support Upper South Island (PSUSI), depending on what suits you best:

  • Residuary Bequest: here you make a gift to PSUSI of what is left over or a percentage thereof (the residue) in your estate after all expenses and debts have been settled and your loved ones have been provided for.
  • Pecuniary Bequest: a specified sum of money in your Will is gifted to PSUSI.
  • Specified Bequest: this is where a particular item of value (for example stocks and shares, property or works of art) is gifted to PSUSI in your Will.
  • Whole estate: an entire estate is usually left by someone without beneficiaries or who wants to achieve something very significant.


Wording your Will

To make sure the wording in your Will accurately describes your intentions, we recommend including one of the following clauses. 

“I give to Presbyterian Support Upper South Island [a percentage of my estate] or: [the residue of my estate], or: [the sum of $], for general purposes. I declare that the official receipt of Presbyterian Support Upper South Island, 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, or region, that is of special interest to you.

Our details:

Official name: Presbyterian Support Upper South Island
PSUSI Charity Registration Number: CC21765
Address: P.O. Box 13171, Christchurch 8141

How your bequest will help others

Your bequest can be for general purposes which would allow us to use your gift where it is needed most, or you can specify a particular area of our work that most interests you, such as;

Enliven programmes
Enliven programmes

Programmes for older people who are at risk of social isolation

Counselling for children
Counselling for children

Support children/tamariki impacted by family violence or other challenges

Parenting programmes
Parenting programmes

Provide much needed support for mums and dads through group and individual programmes.

Social work
Social work

Provide services to help families/whānau through difficult times

Budgeting advice
Budgeting advice

Help people manage their own finances so they can create a brighter future.

The facts


Last year we helped over 3,000 families/whānau to learn, grow and thrive.


Last year 215 volunteers donated 20,186 hours of their time to help us.


770 older people/kaumātua attended our Enliven day programmes.

Our stories

"Athol, a member of our Tōtara Club in Nelson, found renewed inspiration for painting after seven years of creative block that dampened his enthusiasm. "
Rekindling Creativity at Totara
"Ian’s woodworking journey flourishes with financial mentoring, ensuring his passion endures. "
Crafting Resilience
"The Crawford* family had experienced some dark days, however, with care and kindness, they’re on a brighter path together. "
Healing brighter, together

In lieu of flowers

Instead of sending flowers please give some thought to asking family and friends to consider making a donation in lieu of flowers to Presbyterian Support Upper South Island.

Donations can either be made at the funeral service or posted to Presbyterian Support Upper South Island, PO Box 13171, Christchurch 8141.

All in‐memorium donations are receipted where details are provided.

More information

What we do with donations
What we do with donations

No matter how large or small, every donation counts, is used locally and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a positive difference to the lives of others.

Talk to us
Talk to us

If you want to find out what support we can offer, provide feedback on our services or help us with time and money, we'd love to hear from you.

Want to get involved?
Want to get involved?

Our volunteers are vital to the work we do at Presbyterian Support. In fact, we couldn't do without them! Find out more about how you can get involved.

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