Your footprint in the future

"The greatest legacy anyone can leave behind is to positively impact the lives of others. Whenever you add value to other people’s lives, you are unknowingly leaving footprints on the sands of time that live on even after your demise."

Dementia is one of New Zealand's most significant healthcare challenges.  The number of people with dementia in New Zealand is forecast to grow exponentially in the next couple of decades.  For every person with dementia there is a wide family, a network of friends, whanau and often colleagues who need information and support.  Your gift, of any size, can increase the quality of life of many.

“The people at Dementia Canterbury make sure you don’t feel left alone. They help you connecting with people with the same challenges and they give you confidence and motivation to get out and get active.”     Person with dementia

How can you help people affected by dementia in your Will?

Dementia Canterbury recommends talking to a solicitor to write or update your Will. They will require our registered charity number to ensure your gift goes to the right place. Before getting in touch with them, you could start thinking about how you would like to give. You may want to give a:

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

Our registered address:                     Dementia Canterbury,  PO Box 20567,  Christchurch 8543

Our registered charity number:         CC57086

If you would like any further information, or if you would like to talk to our Manager in confidence, please call 03 3792590 ext 2, or email

Please let us know your intentions

It would be very helpful for us if you let us know your intentions. Leaving a gift to us means a lot and we would like to be able to thank you for this. It also means we would be able to plan for the future. You can advise us by filling out the form below. Any information provided to us is not legally binding and will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please call our Manager on 03 3792590 ext 2 or email

On behalf of our dementia community, thank you in anticipation.

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