Tauranga Community Benefits From $500,000 in Bequests
Many charities are reliant on donations from people in their communities to keep them going, and the story of one Tauranga couple illustrates the value of local connections. In their Wills, as written and executed by Guardian Trust, Ted and Doris Newberry left bequests totalling approximately $500,000 to local organisations: The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division of the Cancer Society, the Waipuna Hospice Foundation and the Tauranga RNZSPCA.
Mr Newberry died in 2008 after a long battle with cancer, and his wife passed away three years later.
Guardian Trust’s general manager of personal client services Philip Morgan Rees says each of their Wills sought to acknowledge charities close to their hearts, and with the administration of the estate nearing completion following Mrs Newberry’s death in December, their wishes are being honoured.
“Having experienced cancer first-hand, the Newberrys wanted to support research into the disease and were specific about doing this in the Bay of Plenty,” says Craig Roebuck, Guardian Trust Client Manager for Tauranga.
According to Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society chief executive Judy Gould, many New Zealanders are not aware that the Cancer Society is an active supporter and facilitator of research, in addition to their other services.
“This bequest is a wonderful contribution – we are grateful to receive it and it will enhance the research projects we currently have underway in our region.”
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