Millions of people around the world rely on the help they receive from Catholic organisations, but did you know that much of that work is funded by gifts in wills?
CAFOD is part of “Your Catholic Legacy” – a group of Catholic charities working together to raise awareness of the life-changing and life-saving services provided by Catholic organisations in the UK and across the world; and encouraging more people to leave a gift in their will to Catholic causes.
Working with Aid to the Church in Need, Apostleship of the Sea, Missio, SVP, Progressio, HCPT, Pact, Society of the Little Flower, The Passage, Cardinal Hume Centre, the Columban Missionaries and The Catholic Trust (the charitable arm of the Bishops’ Conference), we’re hoping to build on the rich tradition of legacy giving within the Catholic Church and community.
Cardiff supporters make a lasting difference!
Each year, we’re blessed to receive a number of legacy gifts from friends in Cardiff Archdiocese. Last year there were 12! These gifts came in all shapes and sizes but every single gift can – and does – change someone’s life.
Archbishop Peter Smith, patron to Your Catholic Legacy, said: “Legacies play a crucial role in funding the work of Catholic charities. No matter how big or small, a charitable gift in your will brings hope to poor communities across the globe, enables the sharing of God’s love and provides those in greatest need with a vital lifeline.”
If you’ve already taken steps to remember CAFOD in your will: thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Although we hope it will be a very long time before we’re reminded of your kind intentions, please know that your faith and love will live on through your gift; providing hope and support to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
If you haven’t yet made a will or considered leaving something to charity, maybe you could take 10 minutes out of your busy week to think about what you’ve inherited from others and what you’d like to leave to future generations. These are big questions, but I promise you they’re worth asking.
For more information about making a will or leaving a legacy to CAFOD, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heather on 020 7095 5367.
To read more about Your Catholic legacy and the member charities, visit: yourcatholiclegacy.org.uk or call Hannah on 020 7095 5370.
What will your Catholic legacy be?