We rely almost completely on the generosity of the New Zealand community to continue to provide free, personalised support to people living with MND, their carers and families.
A motor neurone disease diagnosis can be overwhelming and totally devastating. It can be difficult to find accurate information, or have someone knowledgeable and supportive to talk to during such a difficult time.
With your help, MND New Zealand can continue to provide up-to-date, reliable information. Our support team are able to offer emotional, social and practical support, advocating for the needs of people living with MND. We also raise money to support research and developing awareness and understanding of MND.
New Zealand has the highest known rate of motor neurone disease in the world; two people are diagnosed with MND in New Zealand each week.
Currently, less than 7 % of MND New Zealand’s costs are covered by government funding. It is only due to the generous support and donations from the NZ community that we can continue providing support to people with MND and their families, at no cost to them. The help we provide can make all the difference.
If you want to talk to MND New Zealand about your donation, please contact Kate Dalders, Fundraising Manager via email or 09 624 2148.
To make a one off donation, pay in your fundraising money, or set up a regular donation, click the donate online button above.
By Bank Transfer
To make a direct donation, please use the following bank account.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of deposit, including details of your donation and a postal address to receipt funds.
Name of Account: The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated
Bank A/C Number: 03-0539-0195083-00
Reference: “donation” or “fundraising”
Code: your last name
Regular gifts are an important way to make a difference to those affected by motor neurone disease.
When you join our community of regular givers, you can help us achieve our goal of providing the best quality support to those living with MND. Your regular gift can be as little as $5 a month, or as much as you like, but over time, every contribution adds up to something amazing.
Setting up an automatic payment from your account or setting up a direct debit for a regular donation, is quick and simple to do, but the impact can last a lifetime. Click here to set up a regular donation via direct debit today.
Friends and family often find they gain strength, comfort and hope from knowing that their loved one’s memory and values live on through their tribute.
You can make a one-off donation or set up a memorial page online in the name of your loved one here.
It can be useful to include this link in a funeral Order of Service, or obituary. Every donation is recorded on the memorial page, along with a message of support.
Payroll giving is a tax efficient scheme that lets employees donate to their chosen charities, allowing effortless regular donations through an employee's salary. Why not check with your employer to see if they offer a payroll giving scheme?
Making your will is a lasting, positive statement about what matters to you. By remembering MND New Zealand in your will, you will bring hope to those living with motor neurone disease, enabling us to continue our vital work.
It’s simple to do, and any gift, big or small, will make a difference.
Our long-term mission is to contribute to and support the search for MND. But until there is a cure, there is care.
Leaving a gift in your will to MND New Zealand will help us to:
How can I leave a gift in my will to MND New Zealand?
We strongly advise that you discuss your plans with your family and loved ones first, so they understand your wishes.
If you already have a will, you can make a simple modification by adding a codicil (a supplement that is intended to alter or modify a will). To make sure that your codicil is correctly worded and legally binding, we recommend it is done through your solicitor/legal advisor. If you do not yet have a will, we urge you to have one prepared as soon as possible by your solicitor/legal advisor, and advise them of your wish to leave a gift to MND New Zealand.
What types of gift can I leave?
What wording should I use to include MND New Zealand in my will?
I give to The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated the sum of $XXX / percentage of my estate / residue of my estate / description of property or assets for its general purposes, and I declare that the official receipt of an authorised officer of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees.
If you wish your bequest to fund a specific purpose, please discuss this with MND New Zealand prior to making/amending your will, as it is important to ensure there will be no difficulty in using your bequest for that purpose. Giving us permission to use your bequest “for general purposes” will ensure we are able to meet the most pressing needs that arise in the future.