Leave a gift in your Will

Sir Edmund Hillary left a lasting legacy in Nepal.  You can too.

Sir Ed felt his greatest achievement was not climbing Everest, but the help he gave to the people of Nepal. The life-changing work he began in the 1960s to bring education, health and safe water to the Everest region continues today thanks to the support of generous New Zealanders.

By including a gift to the Himalayan Trust in your Will, you can help make a difference to the children and families of the Everest region for generations to come.

Once you’ve taken care of your loved ones, even a modest gift in your Will can make a difference to the people of Nepal.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to the Himalayan Trust, you can talk in confidence to Tim Kay by email on tim.kay@himalayantrust.org or by phone on 0800 786 647.

Why leave a gift in your Will?

“If we have plenty – more than enough – and someone else has nothing, then we should do something about it.”
Sir Ed.

Most people who leave a gift in their Will to a charity are ordinary, hardworking people who want to make a positive difference to a cause they care about after they’re gone.

The impact of such a gift to the Himalayan Trust is enormous. It means we can plan our long-term development work more effectively, enabling more people to improve their lives through cleaner water and improved access to education and healthcare.

How to include a gift to the Himalayan Trust in your Will

We encourage you to talk to your family and loved ones about your Will. Once you’ve made sure your loved ones are taken care of, should you then decide to leave a gift to the Himalayan Trust, it’s usually a fairly simple process.

Often this simple wording is enough: “I give and bequeath to the Himalayan Trust (Charities Commission CC39393) for its general purposes the sum of $…/ .. %  of the residue of my estate.  I declare that the receipt of the Himalayan Trust will be sufficient discharge to my Executors.”

However, wills are important legal documents, and we recommend that you use a solicitor or qualified will writer (recognised by a professional body) to draw up your will. The cost is minimal, but getting your wishes correctly and legally recorded now will save your family or executor time and money in the future. It will also bring peace of mind to know that your will is legally binding. The New Zealand Law Society and your local Citizens Advice Bureau can help you find a solicitor if you don’t already have one.

You can contact the New Zealand Law Society on (04) 472 7837 or www.lawsociety.org.nz, and you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 0800 367 222 or www.cab.org.nz.

Your gift to the people of Everest

We appreciate your Will is a confidential document. However, if you choose to leave a gift to the Himalayan Trust in your Will, it really helps if you can let us know.

Letting us know about your intention to leave a gift in your Will enables us to make stronger plans for the future as we continue our work in the Everest region. It also means we can thank you personally for your generosity and keep you informed about our latest work and how your gift will change lives for generations to come.

Contact us

Tim Kay would be happy to talk to you in confidence about your options for leaving a gift in your Will and to answer any questions you may have. Please email tim.kay@himalayantrust.org for more information or phone 0800 786 647. You can also write to us at PO Box 43, Auckland 1140.