Calais Thanks to the Union of Catholic Mothers

By Dorothy Anderson

Appreciation has been expressed by Susan McDonald the Director of Youth Ministry to the Hallam Diocese for the support we have given her.

In February 2023 she, together with a group of 6th formers from All Saints and McAuley Schools, as well as the Chaplain, the Director of youth and educators from Birmingham who lent their minibus.

The group travelled to Calais where over 200 beanie hats (knitted by UCM members and their friends) were distributed by Fr. Philippe who runs a community for refugees. The young people learnt about the plight of the refugees by interacting with them through games and other services such as tea/coffee and haircuts.

Sue is most grateful for the contributions and fundraising to enable the youth of our Diocese to attend the Flame event and other activities. At the UCM Christmas Lunch in November 2022 over £200 was raised at the raffle which will help to subsidise the cost of the coaches.

No doubt our UCM members were delighted to be of help to our youth.