Make Fred's legacy your legacy

Make Fred's legacy your legacy

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Leave the gift of sight in your Will.

Kiwi eye surgeon Fred Hollows left an incredible legacy -

  • More than 2.5 million people who were needlessly blind who can now see.
  • Thousands of eye care workers including doctors and nurses have been trained through The Fred Hollows Foundation.
  • Hospitals, clinics and outreach teams restore sight in the most remote parts of the world.

Fred's dream was a world where no one is needlessly blind.

"We are giving people the chance to help themselves. We are giving them independence." - Professor Fred Hollows

A gift in your Will to The Foundation will help keep that dream alive.

Your legacy will live on through the people whose independence and dignity has been restored.

Download our brochure about leaving a gift in your Will

Fay's Pledge

Fay is one of our inspirational supporters who has pledged to leave a gift in her Will to The Foundation.

Fay knew Fred’s father and kept a watchful eye on his remarkable son. She followed Fred’s progress and his incredible work. She was inspired to support The Foundation when she heard Fred’s wife Gabi talk about the important sight saving work we do.

Fay contributed towards the upgrade of the National Eye Centre in Vanuatu. She travelled all the way to Vanuatu to witness the opening. We caught up with Fay there and asked her to talk about her thoughts on The Foundation and why she has chosen to leave a gift to us in her Will.

Click to hear from Fay

Eileen and Clive's story

Eileen and Clive met in the Solomon Islands when they were volunteering. They returned to New Zealand to get married and then went on to live in Samoa whilst they grew their family, eventually having eight children. Many happy years later they became supporters of The Foundation. Eileen has always felt an affinity with Fred, growing up in Dunedin and even attending the same primary school. "I have always admired Fred Hollows because he was only interested in doing his best for the poor people and he did so much good in Australia and the rest of the world. It is just wonderful that he had people of the Pacific and elsewhere trained to fix eye problems. He did such marvelous work."

Several years ago Clive and Eileen had the chance to hear Fred's wife Gabi Hollows, speak and decided that they wanted to continue supporting the needlessly blind in the Pacific for years to come. Having lived in the Pacific they have seen for themselves the importance of having local trained medical professionals helping their own communities, and undertook the incredibly generous decision to leave a gift for The Foundation in their will.

It is a beautiful legacy to a place which has been of such importance in their lives. They have been inspired by Fred's sustainable and effective approach and have chosen to help continue his work. You can read more about Eileen and Clive in our Winter 2020 Newsletter here.

Making a Will


Talk to your loved ones

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.

If you choose to remember The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ 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 The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ.

Suggested wording for your gift

Residuary gift

"I give the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate to The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ (registered charity number CC23722), 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 The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ (registered charity number CC23722), 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."

Other important information for your solicitor or trustee company

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is a registered charitable trust - registration AK/566925.

The Foundation is registered with the Charities Commission - registration number CC23722.


For more information on wording or to leave a gift in your Will please contact us for a no-obligation chat

Contact Karen Blake – Relationship Manager

Phone: (+64) 9 304 0524 ext. 210
Email: kblake@hollows.nz
Address: Level 5, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
Mail: Private Bag 99909, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

Download our brochure about leaving a gift in your Will

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