HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
- Donate now
- Donate regularly
- Gift to us
- Give through Payroll
- Fundraise at events
- Be a Corporate Partner
- Be a Volunteer
Become a BREAST Friend
Be our BREAST friend and keep connected with a regular donation. You can choose how often and the amount you want to give. Your donations will enable us to never let it rest by funding clinical trials and research.
Become a BEST BREAST Friend
Donate at least $500 annually and you will be one of our very BEST BREAST friends, enabling us to connect with patients, doctors, nurses and families in the community at the point of a breast cancer diagnosis and giving people with breast cancer the chance of a future that is bright as a button.
Gift in celebration
Be the BEST and ask friends and family to celebrate your birthday, wedding or anniversary with a donation.
Gift in memory
Pay tribute to lives lost to breast cancer by giving in memory and being part of our commitment to delivering better outcomes for future generations diagnosed with breast cancer.
BEQUEST to research
A gift in your will to Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust will make a difference to lives now and in the years ahead, it’s a way to give beyond your lifetime and make a lasting contribution towards the fight against breast cancer.
For your gift to the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust the following wording is recommended:
“I give and bequeath (free of all duties) to the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust the sum of (or description of property and assets) for general purposes (or specific purpose) thereof and I declare that the receipt of the secretary or any other proper officer thereof shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustee for the said legacy nor shall by trustee be bound to see the application thereof.”
Payroll giving is an opportunity to be our BREAST Friend and make a regular donation that is automatically deducted from your pay.
The Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT) is a registered donee organisation with both the Payroll Giving Foundation and the Ministry of Social Development.
How does payroll giving work?
You choose an amount and you can start, stop or change the amount of your donation at any time. Your employer deducts your donation directly from your pay, reduces your PAYE by the appropriate amount and then forwards the donation to us.
If you give more than $5 you will receive a third of your donation as an immediate tax rebate – no waiting until the end of the year and no filling out tax forms!
This means that for every $3 donated a $1 tax credit is applied and the donation has only actually cost you, the employee, $2. Importantly though we, the charitable trust, will receive the full $3 donation.
How to get involved in payroll giving
Talk to your employer about payroll giving and if it’s on offer let them know how much you would like to donate and how often and give them our details below. Remember to email us with your contact details so we can look out for your donation and say thank you:
Legal name: Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust
Operating name: Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust
Postal address: Hockin Building, Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton, 3240
Charities commission number: CC10590
Bank account: 03-0318-0759308-002
Bank/branch: Westpac, Hamilton Branch
Help us make a difference by choosing the WBCRT as your payroll giving organisation.
BEST OF Dinner
Dress in your BEST finery and listen to truly remarkable speakers, enjoy the BEST entertainment, bid on outstanding auction items and enjoy fabulous food and beverages.
Host a BEST BREAKFAST FUNdraiser
Support us to create the BEST possible outcomes for those diagnosed with breast cancer and support our research efforts on International Clinical Trials Day – Monday 20th May, or host a BEST BREAKFAST any time in the year.
Pink Walk and Button Run
Get your shoes on, dress in your BEST pink or yellow gear and join our Pink Walk or Button Run to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
FUNdraise for the BEST outcomes
Be as bright as a button and organise your own FUNdraiser for breast cancer research.
Be a business that ‘never lets is rest’ by:
- provide sponsorship and in-kind donations for our BEST OF events and Trust expenses
- make a corporate donation
- encourage and participate in, sporting events
- offer your team payroll giving to the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust
- host FUNdraising events
- promote the Trust through your marketing strategies
Volunteering is rewarding
By volunteering with Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust, you’ll be helping contribute to the best breast cancer research to improve lives for people diagnosed with breast cancer.
We need volunteers to help us with events by working at our stand, collecting with donation buckets, distributing promotional material for upcoming events. Volunteers can also be asked to ring people on our database, or update some details on our database. Volunteers can also run their own event in support of us – we are happy to offer support, advice where needed.
As a volunteer you can offer as much or as little time as works for you. This could be a few hours, a day or two, or an evening at a special event. Every bit of time you spend as a volunteer is genuinely valued and appreciated by us, and the people we support through research.
If breast cancer has touched you personally, or touched someone you care about, volunteering can be one way to help make sense of the chaos caused by cancer.
As a charitable trust, the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust does not receive any government funding. We rely on grants, donations, sponsors and fundraising activities to ensure we can continue our evidence-based breast cancer research in pursuit of the best.
Find out more about volunteering
To find out more about volunteering please email Brightasabutton@waikatodhb.health.nz or phone 07 8398726 ext 97845