Schools and councils can use the below website to request free mobile data increases for families who don’t have broadband at home and can’t afford extra data for devices. Three, Smarty, Virgin Mobile, EE, Tesco Mobile & Sky Mobile are all taking part in the scheme.
Thank you to all our supporters and https://www.cheadle-jun.stockport.sch.uk/ for their generous donations towards our Caritas at Christmas appeal. This support means we have been able to provide Christmas Hampers, toys and gifts to the people in need within the Diocese. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Members of the Mini Vinnies Group from St Anthony’s RC School, Woodhouse Park, visited the Hope Project Food Bank based at Caritas’ St. Aidan’s Centre, Wythenshawe. The school brought another amazing donation of food and the children were able to learn about the food bank and how it operates. The children did an amazing job with helping to mark up the cans and prepare food parcels.
Thanks you from Caritas and Catholic Social Action Wythenshawe to St Anthony’s and all the schools who have supported the food bank – as the children learnt, without this support the food bank would not have been able to continue during the pandemic! One of the children described what the food bank did during this time as “a miracle!”
The Wythenshawe MP Mike Kane visiting the Hope Project Foodbank to donate items to make up Christmas parcels and to explore some of the issues impacting local communities. Many thanks to Mike, Sarah and Emma for your continued support.
Many thanks for the wonderful books which arrived today. This is part of a project to encourage reading for children and develop literacy skills.
40,000 children in Manchester don’t own a single book and Caritas is proud to work with Read Manchester to change this.
The books shown will be distributed to children of families involved in the SENsitive Group, refugees & asylum seeker involved in The Well Project and also given out in surprise Christmas parcels for families who have been referred into the Hope Project Foodbank.
The SENsitive Group (which is a support group for families who have children with special needs) linking up with Siena Castellon, a young person who was one of three finalist chosen for International Children’s Peace Prize.
18 year old Siena was chosen for her efforts in campaigning for children who have autism. Since 13 years of age Siena, who has autism, has spoken out, set up a website to support children with autism and written a book!
The book, ‘The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to grow up Awesome and Autistic,’ is aimed at teenage girls who have autism.
The SENsitive members were inspired by Siena’s powerful story and her achievements.
The Hope Project Foodbank continues to work collaboratively with schools in addressing food poverty across Wythenshawe.
Over the last few weeks we have received some amazing donations from school harvest festivals.
Many thanks to – Northenden Community Primary – St Wilfred’s C of E Primary, Northenden – St Aidan’s RC Primary, Northern Moor – St Anthony’s RC Primary, Woodhouse Park – Sacred Heart RC Primary, Baguley, St Elizabeth’s RC Primary, Peel Hall – St Peter’s RC School, Newall Green. Wow! What a wonderful contribution during these challenging times.
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