15 June 2022

Making a difference - a lasting legacy

Together we can make a difference. Mr Blair Lowery shared with us why he has decided to leave a gift in his will to Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO).

Mr Lowery, thank you for your time today! What is your connection to PSO?

We moved from the farm in Waitahuna and set up home in Dunedin. I attended church at the East Taieri Presbyterian Church and was part of the founding group who set up Fuel Breakfast Church in Fairfield. Once this was established, we then attended East Taieri again as I missed my friends from there.

Why do you want to leave a bequest to PSO?

I want to share my success; I think this is an okay thing to do! I have supported a number of churches over the years as well as Presbyterian Support Otago. I really care about children and families and want children to be able to grow up in a safe community. I admire the work that PSO does and knowing my bequest will support children, families and the elderly in the community makes me feel very happy!

How are gifts like this important? 

I feel very lucky to still be active, living in my own home. I can still do jobs around the house and lift most things I need to. Giving back to an organisation like PSO after I have passed will really make a difference to our community. I know that people are finding it very difficult at the moment with food prices, petrol costs and general living expenses. It pleases me that I can share my success with others!

I do worry that my bequest may not be super large but it does make me feel happy that I am able to support an organisation that I care about.

 For more information about leaving a gift in your Will or donating to PSO please call Jude McCracken, our Supporter Engagement Manager, who is based in Dunedin, on 03 470 0834. 


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