COVID-19 changed everything: how we worked, who we saw, the way we lived. For many, the shake- up prompted a reflection on the aspects of life that are most important to us. Writing a Will is a key way to document your future wishes and ensure the ones you love are provided for. You can include charitable gifts in your Will to people and causes close to your heart, allowing you to pass on the principles and values that mattered to you during your lifetime. A gift in your Will to the Church, no matter how big or small, is a wonderful way to support your Catholic community. That is why this ‘Remember a Charity Week’ we are asking you to ‘pass on something wonderful’ by considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Church.
There are many ways to include a gift to the Church in your Will. You could consider a:
- Pecuniary gift – a specified sum of money.
- Residuary gift – a share of an estate – a percentage of everything you own after any pecuniary gifts, specific gifts, debts and legal fees have been paid out.
- Specific gift – a particular item such as a house, car or jewellery.
There are also options for who you would like to benefit from your generosity. You can leave a gift to:
- Your local parish – Sick & Retired Clergy Fund
- Priest Training Fund
- Archdiocese of Cardiff for its general purposes.
We always advise you speak to a solicitor when writing your Will, but the key thing to remember is to include our registered charity number (1177272).
If you are interested in learning about how to leave a gift in your Will, there are two free information events happening this week. Details can be found in the below links.
If you are unable to attend these dates but want to find out more about leaving a legacy, visit www.rcadc.org/gifts-and-legacies or email the legacy team on firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be that you have already included a gift to the Church in your Will, in which case we want to take this opportunity to thank you.
It is very kind of you to remember us in this way and every gift makes a difference. Thank you. You are passing on something wonderful by including a gift our Church in your Will – something that will last for future generations, long past Remember a Charity Week.