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Make a lasting legacy

​Leaving a legacy is a new beginning. It’s the beginning of one act of kindness making a long-lasting
and positive impact to countless lives, well into the future.

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Middlemore Foundation no matter how large or small, is a powerful
way to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the many families and communities
who are helped by Middlemore Hospital, way beyond your lifetime.

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We appreciate that organising your Will is one of the most important decisions of your life. You'll want to provide for your loved ones first. We encourage you to talk to them about leaving a gift in your Will to The Foundation before making your decision.

We know your family, friends and loved ones come first. Once they’re accounted for, and you’re considering the legacy you’d like to leave, would you consider leaving a percentage to the work of the Middlemore Foundation?

If you choose to remember Middlemore Foundation in your Will, the next step is to visit your solicitor or the trustee company. When you're there, you will need to tell them who you want to benefit from your Will and who you wish to act as your executors.

You will also need to tell your solicitor or the trustee company what kind of gift you want to make to
Middlemore Foundation. Having a valid will means what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about.

Suggested wording for your gift


Residuary gift
"I give the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate to Middlemore Foundation (registered
charity number CC11382 ), for its general purpose, and I declare that a receipt given by the
Treasurer or other proper officer of the Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustees."

Pecuniary gift
"I give to Middlemore Foundation (registered charity number CC11382 ), for its general purposes,
the sum of (insert Amount) and I declare that a receipt given by the Treasurer or other proper officer
of the Foundation shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustees."

Here are some examples of projects recently funded by our donors

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Meeting Immediate



Life can be tough for many in our community and when someone finds themselves in hospital, this is often a crisis point. Every day, our teams in the hospital and the community bring us stories of patients not able to afford petrol to get to appointments or visit patients, new parents unable to afford car capsules to take baby home, Mums admitted to ER with no way of getting food to their children.  Regular donations have enabled the Foundation to fill these often heart-wrenching immediate needs.

Read about the quick support our donors provided to our community hit hard by Auckland's floods

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Supporting future Maaori nurses


Supporting the growth of Maaori and Pacific practitioners' representation in the healthcare sector is an important aspect of our work so we were delighted to help Maaori nursing students from MIT attend this year's National Maaori Student Nurses Hui, which was a fabulous learning opportunity for them.

Over the four-day hui students heard from experienced guest speakers, were immersed in te reo, sang many
waiata, connected with iwi and were inspired by their culture. Students also delivered a presentation on this year's theme: Waerea te Ara, Whakamua (Clearing the way towards total health and wellbeing moving forward


Enhancing Kidz First Healing Spaces


When Kidz First constructed nine specialized positive and negative pressure rooms for patients in isolation or burns, our donors equipped them with state-of-the-art clinical and communication devices, enhancing the quality of care provided to our littlest patients. 

Middlemore is home to New Zealand's National Burn Centre, having dedicated healing spaces like these contributes to providing essential care to young burn patients and improving their overall well-being. In New Zealand, approximately 475 children under the age of 15 are admitted to hospitals each year due to burns or scalds, with 80% of these cases involving children five years old or younger.

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