Mothers and Babies get drying

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‘Young mums and their babies at Caritas Radcliffe Road are benefitting from the provision of two super industrial dryers which have been generously funded by Bolton Catholic Music and Choral Society (BCMCS)

Our thanks go to Pat Grady –Chair, and all the members of the Society for their generosity . Thanks also to Angela Bradshaw who is a member of BCMCS for nominating Radcliffe Road as a beneficiary’.


Dignity or Slavery Assembly

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The Justice and Peace Association (Caritas, Diocese of Salford) will be holding a diocesan Assembly on Saturday 18 October at  Holy   Cross   College , Bury from 2.00pm-5.30pm (Registration 1.30-2.00pm). Tea and coffee will be available and the event will close with Mass. The title is Dignity or Slaverydoes work still work for the Common Good? and the speaker will be the journalist Paul Donovan. Paul will address issues such as zero hours contracts, low pay, trade unions etc. in the light of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching.

To book please contact Jean Raymond, Association Secretary, Tel: 0161 792 9771

Justice and Peace 2014 Assembly Poster Download


Cherishing Life at 463

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One of the most vulnerable groups of young adults are people with life threatening and life limiting medical conditions. On a daily basis they live with the uncertainty of life itself.

Many have little support or quality provision outside of their family once they have become adults.  They leave the relative security of school and children’s social services and in the adult world face social isolation and a lack of independence.

With no immediate family or anyone to effectively advocate for their needs, they can be left to struggle on alone.  



Volunteers appreciated in Bury

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Volunteers from the Caritas Bury Centre met up with volunteers from the Family Support Service to receive their certificates of appreciation for their services to the community. Mark Wiggin, CEO Caritas made the awards at an informal evening gathering at the Bury Centre on Thursday 28th August.

The volunteers present carried out a variety of activities that included holiday play groups, home support for young mothers, benefits information for homeless people, administrative work and washing up for the elderly people’s groups that use the centre.



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