For over 40 years the Hospice has provided specialist palliative care and support for those living in the Hutt Valley with a terminal or life-limiting illness, their family and whānau. Our services are delivered through a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and therapists in our purpose-built facilities at Woburn Road, in a patient’s home or in one of the many Aged Residential Care Facilities in the Hutt Valley. 

Our vision is that everyone in our community receives equitable, responsive, and proactive palliative care support.  Along with providing for your family, and whānau please consider supporting our vision by leaving a gift in your Will to Te Omanga Hospice to ensure Te Omanga Hospice is here for those who need us for the next 40 years and beyond.  

Why having a Will is important

Making a Will helps to ensure your wishes are adhered to, and your assets are distributed as you intended after you die. It also means less confusion and heartache for your loved ones.  

Just as the term suggests, a Will carries out your wishes. If you die without a valid Will, it is referred to as dying ‘intestate’, which means your relatives may need to work through the courts to administer your estate. It can be a long and often stressful process. 

Getting assistance to write your Will? 

We strongly recommend you seek legal advice or use a trusted provider to help write your Will.  You have a couple of options.  

1.You can engage a professional lawyer or other legal advisor like the Public Trust to write your Will and provide advice on your options.

2.You can create a simple Will through an online provider, which is growing in popularity – it is quick and easy, and you can create it in your own time.

Te Omanga Hospice has a relationship with Safewill, Australasia’s largest online Will provider who provide a discounted price for our supporters to create their Will. You can save and revisit your Will at your convenience, and once completed, your Will is reviewed by Safewill Legal to ensure it is legally binding. They can also answer any questions you may have.  

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Options for leaving a gift in your Will to Te Omanga Hospice

You can choose to leave a gift to either the Te Omanga Hospice Trust or the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation.  

  • Te Omanga Hospice Trust (Registered Charity CC 22248)
    Your gift will be used for the day-to-day running of the Hospice, ensuring we can provide the best possible care and support for people with a terminal or life-limiting illness in the Hutt Valley community, and their whānau.   
  • Te Omanga Hospice Foundation (Registered Charity CC 22165)
    The Foundation was set up to ensure the care and support the Hospice provides is protected for generations to come. Gifts left to the Foundation are invested to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of Te Omanga Hospice.  

Ways you can include Te Omanga Hospice in your Will

For a variety of reasons, we are often not able to donate as generously during our lifetime as we would like. By leaving a gift in your Will – whether it be a percentage, a specific sum, or other assets, you will be helping people in our Hutt Valley community.  

There are three main gift types you can choose from: 

  1. Residual bequest A residual bequest is what is left over (residue), or a percentage of what is left over of your estate, after your other bequests for whānau and friends have been distributed.  
  2. Pecuniary bequest (a specified amount of money) This is a set amount of money you wish to leave to one or more beneficiaries. 
  3. Specific bequest This is a gift of a particular item or asset, for example, jewellery, stocks and shares, property, works of art.  

Again, it is advisable to seek advice from your lawyer or trusted advisor about the type of gift that best suits you and your estate. Alternatively, if you are creating a simple Will through an online provider (like Safewill) they can also support you through the process.

For more information, please check out some of our FAQ or contact our Bequest Programme Manager Chris Green on 027 450 4913 or 


For many charities, gifts left in people’s Wills is a vital part of their income. Gifts from people like you not only help fund the delivery of our services, but they also help ensure the future financial security of Te Omanga Hospice.  

When you leave a gift in your Will, you provide a critical source of funding for us to continue our important work today, and long into the future. You can feel confident that your gift will be used to help a cause close to your heart and all the funds we receive are used for the benefit of others living in the Hutt Valley community. 

Every gift or donation we receive, regardless of type or size is gratefully received. If you have any questions about the type or amount of your gift, or how it will be used, please contact us directly for a confidential discussion.  

Our Bequest Programme Manager, Chris Green, is happy to help answer your questions – or 027 450 4913.  

As always, we would recommend you consult with your solicitor or another legal advisor, like the Public Trust. They can also advise on other things you should consider, such as your Enduring Power of Attorney.  


Your lawyer or trusted advisor can help you. Here is some suggested wording you can give them: 

  1. Te Omanga Hospice Trust 
    I give to Te Omanga Hospice Trust, registered charity CC 22248 ( ..…. % of my estate, OR the residue of my estate, OR the sum of $…….., OR named property OR named assets) for the general purposes, for which the receipt of the duly authorised officer at Te Omanga Hospice Trust shall be full and sufficient discharge for my Trustees”.  
  2. Te Omanga Hospice Foundation 
    I give to Te Omanga Hospice Foundation, registered charity CC 22165 (  ..…. % of my estate, OR the residue of my Estate, OR the sum of $…….. OR named property OR assets) for which the receipt of the duly authorised officer at Te Omanga Hospice Foundation, shall be full and sufficient discharge for my Trustees”. 

If you have arranged to make a gift to us, then we would love to know, so we can thank you personally and acknowledge your support during your lifetime.  

When you leave a gift in your Will to Te Omanga, you automatically become part of The Marion and Max Cooper Fellowship. Marion and Max Cooper were the founders of Te Omanga Hospice. 

We keep Fellowship members up to date with hospice news and invite them to special gatherings. 

Of course. Should you leave Te Omanga Hospice a gift in your Will you are under no obligation to notify us of your generous intentions.  

Please contact Chris Green our Bequests Programme Manager on 027 450 4913 or email