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 hoping to encourage people to leave a gift in their will to Catholic causes.
Legacies come in all shapes and sizes and every gift is a lasting reminder of our dedicated friends who help us in this far-reaching way: friends like Canon Terry Walsh.
Portsmouth born, Fr. Terry had studied for the priesthood at the English College in Rome, leaving him with an enduring affection for the city and all things Italian, including the operas of Puccini and Verdi. A great traveller, he retained his passion for foreign travel until he was 90.
Fr. Terry was a very good cook, and enjoyed entertaining guests, his home-grown produce often featuring on the menu. His many hobbies also included gliding.
A theologian and academic, Fr. Terry put his gift for preaching into practice whilst serving in several parishes in Portsmouth Diocese prior to becoming Head of Theology at La Sainte Union College, Southampton, a teacher training college.
His executrix, Sue Oakley, told us “Fr. Terry was a long-term contributor to CAFOD and saw his gift as one way he could continue to make a practical difference for the poor of this world.”
Terry’s memory lives on in the world’s poorest communities given help and hope by his life of faith and compassion.
For information about making a will or leaving a legacy to CAFOD, visit: 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
What will your Catholic legacy be?