We can only continue to support communities in Greater Manchester and Lancashire thanks to people like you. There are lots of ways you can help.
Leanne* became a volunteer at our Lalley community allotment while she recovered from a breakdown in her marriage, losing her job and custody of her children. The experience has led her on a new path, including aspirations for a new career.
Leanne started volunteering at our Lalley community allotment while she recovered from a breakdown in her marriage, losing her job and custody of her children.
She has found learning to grow plants to be a peaceful and therapeutic activity which brings her a little closer to the clarity of mind which she said she had lost since her breakdown.
She has attended a training day on Mental Health in Nature, delivered by Manchester Mind at the Lalley Centre, and is keen to continue learning about gardening and mental health.
As a result of her experiences volunteering with Caritas, Leanne hopes to potentially find a new career based on something that improves both her own and others’ mental health.
*Name has been changed
Help more people like Leanne*
We have more than 260 amazing volunteers. Will you please join them so we can continue supporting even more local people?
Take part in an event, join our campaigns, take on a challenge or sponsor a room or activity. You could even become a sponsor or corporate supporter. Do it your way…
Shouting loudly, calling for justice, or taking action with others in your local community…there are lots of ways you can make a difference.
Where your money goes
It costs £12,000 per day to provide the level of service and support being delivered in Caritas projects across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Which means that everyone who needs it is able to access urgent practical help required, as well as any advice and support that will help them for the long term.
Every single donation matters because it means nobody is turned away or left behind.
These are just some examples of how your donation could be used to provide critical support – right now – or help someone begin to transform their own life with dignity.
£30.06is the cost of professional suport to someone facing a crisis
£86.00is the average cost of a weekly shop for a family of four people
£112.16is the average energy bills for a month for a 2-3 bed home
£1,500is the cost to sponsor one of our rooms for a year, preventing someone from being homeless