Our aim is to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’
A gift of a bequest to the NZ Warbirds Association in your will is a very thoughtful act of kindness.
Why leave a bequest to the NZ Warbirds Association?
The association is a registered not-for-profit charity and receives no government nor formal local body funding. As an association we rely on the generosity of members and the visiting public to support us and to ‘Keep ‘Em Flying’. The aircraft in our collection are historical, fully operational, regularly flown, and displayed at our open days, tarmac events and in our hangars which are open to the public. These aircraft do incur costs which the Association is always endeavouring to engage with suitable sponsors, however given recent Covid 19 events, this is proving to be more challenging.
To help sustain our charity, we invite all aviation minded New Zealanders to consider supporting us through donations or bequests.
Making a gift in your Will
When preparing your Will, we do recommend you seek the assistance of your family solicitor or a trustee company, to ensure your wishes are properly recorded. You will also need to tell them what kind of gift you’d like to make. There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your Will to our association, depending on what suits you best:
Pecuniary Bequest – this means kindly leaving / gifting a specified sum of money in your Will to the Association.
Residuary Bequest – a type of gift made to the Association as a beneficiary, who would be gifted any residue of the estate, after family, other beneficiaries, gifts and tax returns have been completed and the estate is finalised.
Specified Bequest – a particular item of value gifted in your Will to the Association (for example aviation memorabilia, aircraft, stocks and shares, or works of art)
Please contact our office and our team will be able to provide a bequest authorisation and confirmation form for your completion and lodgement with your Legal Representative, if you require this.