Last week, Marc and Fr John from the National Team, spent 4 days visiting the North East YCW and Impact groups, as well as potential new groups that being formed.
They first visited St Anthony’s School, Sunderland - alongside Sean Smith (National Treasurer) - where they met Sister Josepha and the Impact! group. The discussion was lively and all of the group were engaged in the topic of mental health.
Next day they visited Carmel College, Darlington and St Michael’s Academy, Billingham. There was also the opportunity to join the Billingham YCW parish group in the evening. The team then met with Professor Peter Kelly, who is the Director of Public Health for the North East, in the hope that the we can work together in the future on issues that affect young people.
On the last day of the visit, Marc and Fr John visited St Bede’s School, Peterlee and the Ushaw YCW Group.
Overall the North East visit was a great success with a possible three new groups forming (St Michael's, Billingham & St Patrick's, Consett & Carmel College, Darlington), as well as another group in St Bede's Peterlee with the possibility of a third.
Marc welcomed the chance to visit the region saying: "It was nice to be back in the North East again, having moved down from here to join the YCW National Team in August. This region has seen a growing number of groups for us since we moved the HQ to the North and I hope we can continue to support the good work that's going on."