Gifts that create a legacy for the future.

Why make a bequest to Tauranga Riding for the Disabled?

By making a bequest in your Will to Tauranga Riding for the Disabled you continue to help for years to come to those who are challenged by disability or are at-risk within our community.

A bequest is simply a gift made through your Will. It can be a specific amount, a proportion of your estate, a particular asset or the residue of your estate after you have provided for your family and friends.

Who will manage your bequest?

Bequest funds are managed by the Tauranga RDA Foundation – a registered charitable trust. When a bequest is received, and unless a specific direction is given as to how the bequest should be used, it will, together with other bequests and memorial gifts be invested as per the Foundation Investment Policy, which is controlled by a capable Board of Trustees together with our advisors such as Craigs Investment Partners.

The Tauranga RDA Foundation was established in 2012.

Its purpose is to:

  1. Act as guardian of the long term assets of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled
  2. Promote Tauranga Riding for the Disabled as a worthy recipient of bequests.
  3. Raise funds for major projects.
  4. Assist Tauranga Riding for the Disabled wherever possible.
  5. Invest and manage funds to secure the future sustainability of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled.

The Tauranga RDA Foundation is focused on the establishment of a robust investment portfolio to provide a return capable of contributing in a significant way towards the RDA’s operating expenses and ensuring a degree of sustainability as the organization moves into the future. Located as we are in one of the fastest growing areas of the country the predicted need is great and growing. The Foundation is committed to ensure Tauranga RDA is able to meet that need.

Tauranga RDA Foundation Board of Trustees

Tom Roper (Chairman) - Local Businessman
Tony Mills - Carrus Corporation
Peter Farmer - Local Businessman and Founder of Farmer Autovillage
Janine Hellyer - Director of BDO
William Chapman - Solicitor & Senior Partner Sharp Tudhope

You and your financial advisors may wish to discuss your bequest wishes with the trustees of the Tauranga RDA Foundation or with the Fundraising & Marketing Manager at Tauranga Riding for the Disabled. It is strongly recommended you seek the advice of your financial advisor or solicitor when drafting your Will.

We like to know who our friends are so if you decide to remember us in your Will do let us know so we can keep you updated on the work we are doing and the milestones we reach.

Further information

If you would like to discuss your intentions with our Fundraising & Marketing Manager or a member of the Foundation Board please contact Tauranga Riding for the Disabled on (07) 544 1899 or complete our Contact Form.



The Estate of Judy Lawson
The Estate of Kenneth Walton
In Memory of Gwen Morris
In Memory of Judy Lawson
In Memory of Ren Watson
Pat Smith in Memory of Jay
In memory of Bernie Rowe
In memory of Ian Knott.
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