Leave a Legacy for LegaSea

Include a gift in your Will.

Thank you for considering giving a gift in your Will to LegaSea. Your gift will leave a lasting LegaSea for the next generation of marine lovers.

Enquire about making a bequest

Imagine a future where our New Zealand inshore fisheries are thriving, where future generations are able to fish and provide healthy kai for their families. Every New Zealander deserves to have access to healthy oceans and kaimoana. 

Have you spent many years making memories on or around the waters of New Zealand with your family and friends through boating, fishing or diving? Will you be remembered as someone whose love of the ocean helped our fisheries for good? 

Including a gift in your Will to LegaSea, big or small is welcome,  will support us in our endeavours to return our marine spaces to their former glory, like they were when you were young.

LegaSea promise to

  1. Campaign to ban trawling and dredging in New Zealand’s inshore waters.
  2. Demand a review of the Quota Management System.
  3. Educate the public on how we can all reduce our impact on the marine environment.
  4. Expose wasteful practices and promote plans to effectively restore fish abundance and marine biodiversity.

Improving the management of New Zealand’s precious marine environment will deliver restored abundance and diversity, increase food and job security for people dependent on the sea, while enhancing the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of all New Zealanders. 

Writing or amending your Will is a relatively simple process and you can be as specific as you like in what areas of LegaSea’s work you want to support. However, we always recommend you seek advice from a qualified legal professional when writing your Will. You can be assured your funds will go to the requested avenues. 

As a non-profit organisation, maintaining quality governance, financial oversight, and accountability is paramount. LegaSea diligently upholds a commitment to providing complete, accurate and timely reporting through our accountability reports and annual audited accounts. Transparency is key to engaging the support of caring Kiwis like you.

Help LegaSea advocate for restored abundance as well as ensuring future generations get a fair go.

Types of bequests

  1. Residual gift
    After providing for your family and loved ones, you can gift the remainder of your estate, or part of it, to LegaSea.
  2. Percentage
    You could divide your estate between a number of people and organisations by allocating a percentage to each one.
  3. Specific gift
    This could be a specific sum, jewellery, real estate, shares or anything else you possess.

“I always wanted to do the best for my family and future generations of Kiwi kids. So I decided to leave a bequest to LegaSea, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it or whether my gift was big enough to be classed as a bequest. I needn’t worry.

“All I had to do was express my intention to include LegaSea in my will and specify the amount of my estate I wished to donate. Then, I updated my will with my legal adviser, and it was all done.”

“Now, I’m living happily in the knowledge that I will be leaving a lasting LegaSea for the next generation of marine lovers.”

Mike, LegaSea Bequester

Sample wording for a bequest

I give to LegaSea the sum of $XXX/residue of my estate/description of property or assets for:

a. its general purposes OR
b. the specific purpose of [insert here].

And I declare that a receipt given by the Chief Executive Officer or a LegaSea Director shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Please discuss any specific purpose with LegaSea prior to making your Will, as it is important to ensure that there will be no difficulty in using the bequest for that purpose.

Click here to register your interest to leave a Legacy to LegaSea

Why we would like to know if you make a bequest

If, like Mike, you have made the heartfelt decision to leave a gift in your Will to LegaSea, we would like to know so that we may have the opportunity to thank you personally. We would also like to make suitable acknowledgment of your generous gifting during your lifetime, if you choose.

Knowing about your gift greatly assists us with our planning. We do not need to know the details of your bequest – just that you have included us in your Will.

If you would like to advise us that you have left a gift in your Will, please click here or send an email to [email protected].

You can be assured that any information you provide to us is not legally binding, and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

LegaSea is a non-profit organisation and we can only exist because of your support