Lay your foundation

On this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.

(Matthew 16:18)

Your legacy gift can provide the building blocks of tomorrow’s churches, schools, orphanages and clinics. It can plant the seed of faith in children. It can bring the unshakeable love, care and hope of Christ to those most in need.

Share your faith with future generations through a gift in your Will to a Catholic cause.

As you look back over your life, how important has your Catholic faith been? When you leave a gift in your Will to a Catholic cause, you share the faith and hope that matter to you – and you change people’s lives around the world.

Discover how legacy gifts are touching people’s lives.

Independence and joy: Lewis’ story

Seventeen-year-old Lewis went on a week-long pilgrimage to Lourdes thanks to legacy donations – and it brought him joy and independence. Lewis, who has a mental age of around four, was cared for by volunteers the whole time.

Hope for refugees

A £5,000 legacy gift went directly to help the Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar. The donation provided blankets, mosquito nets, solar lights and cooking stoves for around 300 people living in makeshift camps.

One in seven seafarers helped by legacies

More than 30,000 seafarers and fishermen are helped each year by chaplains and ship visitors thanks to legacy gifts– including Nang, a Burmese seafarer. Nang was injured at sea and was supported by a port chaplain until he returned home.

Saving marriages

Legacy donations have helped save relationships by funding counselling for couples regardless of their ability to pay. Keith, from Bournemouth, said, “I have the person back that I married 21 years ago.”

Family and friends come first – but legacy giving means the things you care about in life continue for future generations.

Your gift can:

  • Provide the building blocks of tomorrow’s churches, schools and centres
  • Plant the seed of faith in children
  • Bring the love of Christ to those most in need

Please will you lay a foundation of faith for future generations, by leaving a gift in your Will to a Catholic cause?