A group of New Zealand charities are celebrating Include a Charity Week from 16 to 22 October, with the objective of raising public awareness of the importance of bequests, or charitable gifts in wills.
The Include a Charity campaign is now run by the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand.
Lawyers and will-writers are seen as important participants in the campaign. FINZ points out that less than 8% of wills currently make provision for a bequest to a charity.
The campaign offers lawyers resources such as a free Will Information Pack and leaflets which can be given to clients.