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Blaze, our much-missed K9MD Ambassador
Blaze, our much-missed K9MD Ambassador
Support K9MD with a bequest
Support K9MD with a bequest
We appreciate your gift
We appreciate your gift

Setting up a Bequest for the K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you for taking the time to learn how you can help us continue our work with your bequest. We would love you to help our work live on after you have gone by including the K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust in your will.

We are a not-for-profit foundation strongly committed to providing an early non-invasive diagnostic test for cancer in New Zealand. 

Blaze, our German shepherd, passed away after just ten short years in our lives. But her inspiration lives on with us every day. She taught us unconditional love, undying devotion and gave us an insight into the incredible intelligence and extraordinary sensory abilities that dogs possess. Blaze became our driving force and inspiration for K9 Medical Detection NZ and remains so to this day. By leaving a bequest or lifetime legacy, your kindness and compassion will enable us to continue the work inspired by Blaze and carried out by the incredibly dedicated dogs and their trainers at K9MD.

Why donate to K9 Medical Detection N.Z.?

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cancer in the world. Every day, 63 people are diagnosed with cancer, every hour, one person dies from cancer.

Cancers detected at an early stage are more likely to be treated successfully and starting the treatment while the cancer is small and confined greatly improves the survival rate. While we have sophisticated laboratory diagnostic tests for many cancers, some cancers a) have no screening b) are difficult to detect and c) get diagnosed at an extensive disease.

An alternative to molecular and physical screening techniques is the use of medical detection dogs to identify volatile organic compounds (VOC) released from tumours. We have recently shown that we can train medical detection dogs to positively identify samples containing colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.

How to leave a gift in your will.

Making a will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Below we’ve outlined some simple steps you can take to include K9 Medical Detection Trust in your will.

Step 1. Choose K9 Medical Detection Charitable Trust New Zealand (CC55179)

Step 2. Contact us. 

Contact Pauline Blomfield, Founder and Director of K9 Medical Detection N.Z. by email on pauline@k9medicaldetection.nz

Step 3. Speak to your lawyer or trust company

About making your will or changing your existing will to include K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust.

If you already have a will, it might be that you can draw up a codicil (an addition or amendment to your will). This codicil will then need to be incorporated into your will.

Step 4. Tell your friends and family

Speak to your friends and family about your decisions and any changes to your will, so they can support the achievements of your charitable goals when the time comes. 

The different types of bequests you can make to K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust

Your gift, regardless of the size, will be gratefully received by us and you’ll be positively affecting the lives of many New Zealanders, including your children, friends and family. Your donation truly matters to us.

There are four main types of gifts that you can choose to leave to a charity:

  1. Residual: this is the remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones.
  2. Percentage or fractional: a gift expressed as a percentage or fraction of your estate.
  3. Pecuniary or specific: a specified gift which can be money, property or stocks and shares.
  4. Whole estate: this comprises of your entire estate and is usually left by those without beneficiaries or those wanting to achieve something very significant.

Talk to your lawyer about the type of gift that will best suit you and your estate.

The most common ways to leave a gift in your will:

Below, we provide some simple-to-use wording, however, when it comes to preparing your will, we recommend that you seek the assistance and guidance of your family solicitor to ensure that your wishes are properly met. 

  1. Pecuniary or Specific Bequest:
    I leave to (K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust) of (AgResearch Invermay, 176 Puddle Alley, Mosgiel, Dunedin, 9092) Charity Registration Number: (CC55179): (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
  2. Residuary Bequest: 
    I leave to (K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust) of (AgResearch Invermay, 176 Puddle Alley, Mosgiel, Dunedin, 9092) Charity Registration Number: (CC55179): (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

Gifts left to charities are exempt from inheritance tax and capital gains tax at the time of writing. Please check the current situation with your lawyer or accountant.

Leave a lifetime legacy to K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust

Your kindness and compassion will enable us to continue our work. We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different, so your lifetime legacy must be right for you. If you would like to discuss your wishes and any aspects of K9 Medical Detection NZ Charitable Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our heartfelt thanks.

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For general enquiries please use the contact page.