Your bequest is a simple way to make an enduring contribution to protect and restore our world. With your help our endangered animals will continue to have a voice in the future.
Leaving a legacy like this can ensure your values continue to live on, your care and concern for wildlife and the environment will have a lasting impact for future generations.
Imagine having to go to a museum to see a kiwi. Imagine one of your grandchildren asking, "What was a rainforest?"
If we don't look out for the future, and protect our world for the next generation, much of what we see today could be lost forever. New Zealand is home to a stunning array of wildlife, much of it unique to our part of the planet. However, our wildlife habitats are under threat. Many of our most precious species such as kiwi and Maui's dolphins have become vulnerable or endangered due to climate change, introduced predators, and unsustainable methods of fishing and resouce extraction.
Gretha Appleby from Nelson supported WWF for over 20 years after beginning regular donations in the early 1990’s. During this time she completed many surveys and expressed particular concern about climate change and its implications for the next generation and wildlife.
When Gretha passed away in June 2010 she left a hugely generous gift to WWF-New Zealand in her will. We’re incredibly grateful for her long-standing contributions and this generous gift, and the projects her bequest will help us accomplish. Because Gretha let us know her intentions in advance, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to thank her during her lifetime.
For over 40 years WWF-New Zealand has worked on projects in more than 100 countries. With the help of over five million supporters like you, we have grown to become one of the world’s most respected conservation organisations.
But WWF relies almost entirely on donations from generous supporters like you.
The generosity of our supporters enables us to protect vulnerable habitats, ensuring the survival of many threatened species, and improving people’s lives – today and far into a sustainable future.
If you have decided to leave a gift in your will to WWF - thank you. This information may be helpful.
If you are considering leaving a gift to WWF in your will, please reach out to us to share your intentions so we may update our records.
We would love the opportunity to thank you personally for an inspiring commitment to nature. Katie or Vicky would welcome your call on 04 499 2930 .
If you have any questions at all, we're more than happy to help. You can reach out to us, in confidence, on 0800 4357 993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a bequest brochure with more information about leaving a gift in your will. Please contact Raj, details above, if you would like us to send you a copy of our bequest brochure. Alternatively you can download a digital version of the brochure here.