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Our Story

In 2007, Tauranga identity Gregory Brownless made a decision that would change his life and the lives of others in the community around him.

Driven by a longstanding desire to give something back to the people who had given him so much, and convinced that there were others who wanted to make a similar lasting gesture, Greg decided to literally give his business to the community. And so, Legacy Funerals and the Legacy Trust were created.

Greg Brownless ( left) accepts a one dollar coin from Kevin Wearne from the Legacy Trust in exchange for his 1.2 million dollar business.

Purpose of the Trust

Legacy Trust is a registered charitable trust and the owner of Legacy Funerals and other funeral business interests. The Trust is responsible for the management of the business operations and the annual distribution of all profits from the business for the good of the local community. Each year, the Trust makes a full disclosure of fund distribution via this website and local newspapers. 


Since its launch in 2007 Legacy Trust has gifted over 2.7million dollars to various groups in the Bay of Plenty community. Below are press releases celebrating significant milestones reached by the trust.


Tauranga Park Funeral Home in Tauranga

Park opening celebrates $1m mark

A Tauranga trust celebrated a milestone achievement today when it hit the $1million donation mark to Tauranga charities and organisations.

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Woodhill Funeral Home in Tauranga

Quarter of a Million Dollars Milestone

More than a quarter of a million dollars has been gifted back in to the greater Tauranga community by Legacy Trust this financial year.

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Legacy Trust

$2,700,000 +

has been gifted back to the community since 2007

400 +

community organisations have received grants