How to include a gift for Starship in your Will

Include a Gift in Your Will

Brighter futures, always

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider leaving a gift to Starship in your Will.
Since 1992, Starship has helped give New Zealand children better health and brighter futures.

Things have changed a lot in that time, but one thing HASN’T changed: the crucial role Starship supporters like you play.

Gifts in Wills have changed the lives of children across New Zealand during the last thirty years, ensuring we can always provide better health for our children.

In the last decade, gifts in Wills have helped Starship fund cutting-edge Aeronox breathing support for newborn babies, life-changing research into New Zealand children with Cerebral Palsy, and an expanded ten-bed expansion to the country’s only dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

By leaving a gift to Starship in your Will, you can ensure your generous spirit lives on through the lives of children who receive brighter futures thanks to you.

Your lasting impact for children like Sam

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Sam (pictured here with his sisters) is a ‘medically complex’ child. As a result, he’s spent nine of his twelve Christmases in Starship.

If he hasn’t been in a while, he wants to go back. That’s how comfortable they’ve made him feel. For mum Shirley, it’s a safe place – she knows he’ll receive outstanding care tailored to his needs.

“I can say from experience…Guardian Angels can affect whole communities. Sam is well enough to go to school and make friends, and we’re able to live a mostly-regular family life. A gift in your Will to Starship will help provide this for more families like us.”

It only takes 1%

It’s important to us that you’re comfortable with the decision you make. And we understand your first priority will likely be to look after those closest to you.

But that need not prevent you from making a big impact for our children.

In fact, even a 1% gift from your estate could make significant difference.

This approach gives you the best of both worlds: you can give brighter futures to Starship children, while ensuring the important people in your life receive 99% of your estate.

Gift in Will profile: Diane

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“I chose to leave a bequest to the Starship Foundation after seeing how they treated my friend’s son and my niece. Both of them had brain tumours…a terrible illness. Through it all, Starship provided a warm, caring environment and world-class care. I didn’t have any children myself, so a bequest to the Starship Foundation is a way to care for the children I never had. It makes me happy to know the gift in my Will helps ensure Starship can always give seriously ill children the best chance for a brighter future. If you’re organising your affairs, I couldn’t think of a more worthy cause.”

If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will or to becoming a Starship Guardian Angel, please email