Investing to help future generations of children

It didn't seem right not to leave a bequest

Meet Mark who has been a proud Child Sponsor since 1997. A few years ago, Mark and his wife, Kirsty, visited their sponsored child in Vietnam.

In addition to sponsoring a child, Mark also made the incredible decision to help future generations by leaving a gift in his Will! Hear why Mark chose to leave a charitable Legacy:

“It didn’t seem right not to leave a bequest. We live such fortunate lives here in New Zealand. We have the chance to do good and to know that every bit – whether it seems small or great – makes a difference.

Think of a bequest as a lifetime’s investment in doing good. I’ve sponsored a child for many years – first in Brazil and now in Vietnam. These are lifelong bonds and they come from our ability to make change. They don’t just end when the sponsorship ends and they shouldn’t just end when we’re not here anymore.

My wife and I visited the child we sponsor in Vietnam and we saw that nothing is wasted: everything that is needed to improve the community is being used sustainably. People work hard to make these improvements and they do everything they can with the funding they get. We saw it for ourselves and it confirmed the decision we’d made.

We know that our funds will be invested responsibly by ChildFund and we know that we’ll continue to make a difference, many years into the future. At the end of the day, it was an easy decision to make.”