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See ME rather than my Dementia

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Caritas training seminar at Salford Cathedral Centre 

Mark Wiggin (left) with Ben Bano and delegate 

Despite it being the hottest day of the year so far, we had an amazing turnout at the Cathedral Centre in Salford on 1st July. Every seat was filled for the seminar on dementia, led by Ben Bano, director of ‘Welcome Me as I Am’, a non-profit community-interest company that promotes mental health awareness in communities - both faith communities and wider. Ben has been leading a series of diocesan based training days all across the country and today stopped by at Caritas Salford’s headquarters. 

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Strawberry Fair Fundraiser

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The sun shone for the Strawberry Fair fundraiser that attracted young mums and their children, supporters, neighbours and staff past and present to Radcliffe Rd, Bolton the home where Caritas helps young mums and their children through the challenges of being a single mum. The fundraiser brought in over £700 through strawberry teas, a bouncy  castle, cake stalls and the sale of garden plants. 

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PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – Celebrating the St. Joseph’s Penny Mass

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Nearly two hundred pupils representing twenty-five primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Salford gathered on Thursday 18th June at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Salford to celebrate the St. Joseph’s Penny Mass with Bishop John Arnold. Also concelebrating the mass was Fr David Glover, whom many of our schools will know from his role in promoting the Caritas Ambassador programme that has been taken up with enthusiasm by many of our secondary schools.

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Sister Mary Ann MCCREADY MBE

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Sister Mary Ann MCCREADY MBE
For services to People with Hearing Difficulties in Manchester
(Greater Manchester)

On the 12th June 2015, The Prime Minister’s Recommendation for the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015 was published and in recognition of her faithful and loyal service to the Deaf community, Sr.  Maria McCready's has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

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