Support Us

Our contract with Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley enables us to provide 600 counselling sessions per year and run specific group work.

We depend on community support – donations, grants and bequests – to provide additional sessions and see clients in rest homes.

We welcome your support of our work

Contribute financially

You can make either one-off or regular donations by:

  • direct debit to bank account 06-0574-0223422-00 (ANZ Kilbirnie);
  • contacting us  to make special arrangements;
  • making a donation to us through Givealittle.

We are a registered charity (CC31682). All donations over $5.00 to WellElder can be receipted and are tax deductible.

Donate your time and skills

We have a small office and all our staff are part-time. There are always tasks for which we would welcome a capable head and pair of hands:

  • General administration
  • Board minutes
  • Graphic design and/or layout
  • IT and computer skills
  • Transport for people attending our groups. (We pay mileage at the Inland Revenue-recommended rate.)
  • Fundraising and event organisation.

Contact us with your offers 


Leave a gift in your will

You, a family member or friend may have received counselling from WellElder or perhaps you feel strongly about supporting older people. You may have experienced the benefits of counselling or feel that you've had a good life and you want to help those who haven't been as fortunate.

A bequest in your will is one way of making a gift to WellElder. By supporting WellElder in this way, you help us provide subsidised counselling to more people and enable us to plan for our service into the future.

A bequest may be for

  • a specific amount of money or
  • a share of your estate or
  • a specific asset (house, life insurance proceeds, vehicle, jewellery etc), or
  • all or part of everything that is left after you have provided for debts, family etc.

If you do decide to leave a bequest to support WellElder,please let us know  as this allows us to thank you for your generosity.

‘In memory’ donations

If someone close to you passes away, and you're organising the funeral, you can ask people to donate to WellElder in lieu of flowers. You can also mark the anniversary of someone's death by making a donation to WellElder. You can choose to make donations in memory at other times too, such as on a special anniversary that means a lot to you.

Making a will is important

If you’re planning to leave a legacy or bequest, please get professional advice with drawing up your will. Making a will is the only way you can be sure your wishes will be followed after you die. If you don't make a will, part or all of your estate may end up going to people you never intended to benefit and if you have no next of kin your estate will pass to the Crown.

A solicitor can help you to give effect to your wishes; so can the Public Trust or a Community Law Centre.

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