Leaving a lasting gift
A legacy is a unique way to continue supporting New Zealand children.
Rena Dalley has volunteered for Barnardos for many years, and is also a regular donor. Having cared for foster children, she understands the problems children face if they don’t have anyone to care for and protect them.
So Rena has decided to help New Zealand children beyond her lifetime by leaving a legacy to Barnardos in her Will, helping to ensure we are here for children in need in the future too.
“It’s very disquieting how many New Zealand children are born into a hostile world of deprivation and abuse,” says Rena.“So I’ve included Barnardos in my Will to help them give these children a chance in life.”
Mrs Kessler’s story
Like many Barnardos supporters, Mrs Kessler was shocked by the plight of New Zealand children suffering poverty and abuse. She supported Barnardos for many years, but wanted to do more — so she kindly left a gift in her Will “for the living”.
Sadly Mrs Kessler died in December 2002, but she died in the knowledge that she’d left a lasting legacy for future generations in New Zealand. A share of her estate was kindly donated to fund our vital services.
Mrs Kessler’s gift helped towards ensuring the Barnardos Parent Helpline remains open and free for parents and caregivers who are finding parenting stressful and need someone to talk to. It has enabled trained advisors to provide a sympathetic ear, support and information to these parents, and therefore helped to keep children safe, cherished and loved in their homes.
"In practising the techniques I'm learning at this parenting course, I am amazed and astonished that they work my son is more attentive and cooperative towards myself and others."
- Dad who attended Barnardos Parenting Course