Donating to MDANZ without a cheque book

In 2021 New Zealand banks started phasing out cheques. But this doesn't mean your support of New Zealanders living with muscular dystrophy needs to stop.

There are plenty of ways you can still donate to make a difference to the lives of our members.

You could:

  • Make a one-off donation in person by visiting a bank     
  • Give over the phone by calling us on 0800 800 337 or by using your phone banking service 
  • Use the internet to make an online transfer or automatic payment through the bank website. Or make a secure donation via our website – go to and click the donate button 
  • When we send out our appeal letter, send the donation form back to us with your debit or credit card details, or enclose cash 
  • Become a regular monthly supporter by completing a direct debit form or setting up an automatic payment. Call us on 0800 800 337 or email [email protected]. 

More information is available in this blog, and in this letter our chairperson wrote to our valued donors.

No matter how you donate to MDANZ, you will still receive a receipt and every donation of $5 or more is tax deductible.

You can claim your tax online

There’s no need to complete a paper form because you can claim donation tax credits online in a myIR account, Inland Revenue’s secure online service. It'll mean that you receive your refund much sooner. Your receipts can be electronic receipts, or photos or scans of paper receipts and be uploaded anytime during the year.

We are very grateful to all our donors and we thank you very much for your generosity.

If we can help you in anyway, please call our national office on 0800 800 337, or email us on [email protected].