New Group Acts To Help The Homeless

Last week the National Team visited a new Group at Guardian Angels Parish in Bury to hear how they have been getting on in their first few months.

Despite only forming at the beginning on this year, the Group has already begun to take authentic Christian action to help raise awareness and funds to help local homeless people.

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Following some initial enquiry about the work of Cornerstone - a Manchester-based Catholic Homeless Support Centre - the Group worked together to speak at Mass to raise awareness, approach businesses for donations and held a sponsored sleep out to raise money.

All in all the Group's efforts helped raise over £2000 for Cornerstone.

National Chaplain, Fr John Marsland, who visited Guardian Angels with Training and Development Worker, Marc Besford, commended the new Group for their efforts, saying: "It is fantastic to see another new Group developing their Christian leadership through the YCW method of SEE, JUDGE, ACT. Marc and I are looking forward to visiting again to see how the Group builds upon their impressive first months."