A few months back we shared an update from the Sandbach Impact group, detailing their latest efforts to raise awareness of, and funds for, Syrian refugees. Well now they have been doing even more to build upon this inspiring show of solidarity.
The group organised a raffle to help the Syrian family that St Winefride’s, Sandbach are sponsoring to come and live in Sandbach.
They have been raising money since last year after they initiated the idea of hosting refugees in the parish after following the SEE, JUDGE and ACT method within their group discussions on the topic.
It also followed Pope Francis' call in 2015 that: ‘"Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family".
President of the Impact Section, Esther Watson, and the wider group of young people, met with the Mayor Councillor Richard Hovey on the occasion of the draw.
There was an incredible response to the fundraiser with the raffle making over £800, which can be added to the total.
Kate Wilkinson, National President of the YCW, congratulated the Sandbach Group saying: "These young people continue to be an inspiration in showing their ability to lead and change the world for the better. Our movement exists to train young people to be leaders and to be driven by their faith, I hope by Sandbach’s witness to this that others will see the potential of our young people across the country.”