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MP's 'humbling' visit to Caritas Mother and Baby project

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A leading Labour politician has described her visit to a homeless shelter in Bolton as a “humbling” experience.

Helen Jones, the shadow minister for home affairs, visited the supported accommodation centre for homeless young mums and their children in Darcy Lever to see how charity Caritas is helping them in their time of need.

She met with the service managers and young mums benefiting from the project, which lost its funding last year.

Ms Jones commended Bolton Council and Caritas Diocese of Salford for what they are doing to help young mums.

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Caritas Ambassadors Update

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Members of the Creator’s Team at St Cuthbert’s in Rochdale were delighted to welcome Fr David Glover, Episcopal Vicar for Social Responsibility, to update him on what they have achieved since many of them were commissioned as Caritas Ambassadors a year ago.

The team is made up of pupil volunteers across different year groups who meet in their own time each Thursday lunchtime with Kathryn Ansley, Lay Chaplain and Andrew Sidlow, RE teacher, to promote the work of Caritas and make a difference to those in need. The pupils decided to call themselves the Creators team as a reminder that we are all part of God’s creation - made in his image and because they want to create opportunities to help others.

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MEN Wish Campaign Results

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We are delighted to announce that due to the huge generosity of our supporters and volunteers, Cornerstone have been given £452.67 as a result of the MEN Wish Campaign. 21,664 tokens were collected, putting Cornerstone in the top-ten of a total of 163 charities who took part! Supporters sent in tokens from the MEN and a team of volunteers spent many hours sticking each one into collection books (shares in Pritt Stick rose sharply over this time!).

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