Legacy Giving

Person signing a will

A gift in your will is a lasting way to help generations of women with ovarian cancer.

Melanie Schonewille loved to travel, which made her career choice as a travel agent a perfect fit. Courageous, gorgeous and determined are just a few of the many qualities her friends used to describe her. In 2019 we received a very generous bequest of $20 000 in her will. “Melanie went down fighting and wanted others to have the chance to beat this disease” - Mark Smith (Melanie’s brother).

Legacy giving is as easy as asking your solicitor to add a codicil, which is a short statement that can be added to your existing Will at any time. Ask your solicitor about the exact legal requirements - it usually involves signing a statement in front of two independent witnesses.

Example of a codicil: “I give and bequeath to Cure Our Ovarian Cancer (Low Grade Serous) Charitable Trust (NZ CC55925) [list here the percentage of estate, residue of estate or specific amount of money or items], free of all death and estate duties and I declare that the official receipt of Cure Our Ovarian Cancer (Low Grade Serous) Charitable Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

No amount is too small, every dollar can make a difference. Cure Our Ovarian Cancer will use your gift wisely to help benefit women affected by ovarian cancer.