Leave CAFOD a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will to CAFOD is a wonderful way to ensure that your faith, love and compassion live on and reach out to future generations affected by poverty and injustice.

What’s so special about a legacy gift? 

Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realise that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

Legacy gifts help us to respond quickly when emergencies strike and to make long-term commitments to communities to help them overcome poverty and injustice.

One in eight of all the people we reached last year were helped by gifts in supporters’ wills. Without them, many of our projects would simply not be possible. Together we can build a better and fairer world for all God’s children.

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Suggested wording for writing your will

If you’ve already decided you’d like to remember CAFOD in your will: THANK YOU! Here’s some information about different types of gifts you can leave in your will and suggested wording that you and your advisor may find helpful.

If you have any questions about gifts in wills and CAFOD's work, please do get in touch! You can call Hannah Caldwell on 020 7095 5367 or email legacy@cafod.org.uk

Marjorie’s legacy of life and hope

Seeing CAFOD’s work first hand has helped me appreciate why my grandmother left a legacy.

Kate van den Bosch

Marjorie van den Bosch was committed to helping poor and disadvantaged communities. Having supported CAFOD for forty years she continues to play a part in our work - thanks to the gift she left in her will.

Watch our film above to join Marjorie's family in finding out why CAFOD’s support is so important to our partners and their communities.

And if you’d like to hear more about what makes CAFOD’s work special watch our film, Keep believing in people.


Read about CAFOD's membership of Your Catholic Legacy

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Information on writing or executing a will

Bandana Shikder and family

If you’re writing your will

Answers to frequently asked questions and information on different types of legacies

Winfreda Malilave with water

If you're an executor

Information for those dealing with a will containing a gift to CAFOD

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