To the happy couple! /

Last week at St Williams Lunch & Friendship Group we had a very special celebration, now this isn’t a typing error…Raymond & Anne have been married 74 years!!!!!! Yes that’s right 74 years! Their daughter in law Madeline is one of our volunteers at St Williams in Bradford. Even though it is an amazing achievement Read More

Catholic Care Marks National Volunteer Week /

A special thank you to our Bradford Lunchtime Volunteers As the saying goes “if you want anything doing, ask a busy person!”. This quote definitely applies to our volunteers. National Volunteer week happened back in June and it has taken this long (due to the volunteers other commitments) to be able to have a special Read More

Rhyme Challenge Awards /

Catholic Care’s Stay & Play Groups at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Keighley Catholic Centre attended the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge Awards at City Hall on Tuesday 9th July 2019. The groups had a busy Spring Term learning a variety of rhymes – including Five Little Speckled Frogs, Jack in the Box and Twinkle Read More

Running for Young Carers in the Leeds 10k /

On Sunday 7th July 2019 55 runners took part in the Leeds 10k raising money for Catholic Care’s Young Carers Project. Months of training and hard work resulted in all of our runners completing the full route in the summer sunshine. The Young Carers team were also at the starting line offering water, encouragement and Read More

Holidaying in sunny Spain /

John and Donald, two residents at Westhaven (Catholic Care’s Residential Home for adults with a learning disability), boarded a flight on 18th June from a wet Leeds Bradford airport and landed on the warm and sunny island of Fuerteventura. After arriving at the villa in the early evening the first excitement was for John and Read More

Learning Disability Week 2019 /

Learning Disability Week was marked with a difference this year when the ladies from two of Catholic Care’s Supported Living Homes for adults with a learning disability in Bingley and South Craven met up for coffee. Two of the services Registered Managers, Kathy Snell and Deborah O’Brien, gave a talk on the importance of health Read More

Meet Baby Gianna /

At the beginning of July our Gianna Project received some very special news and a first since it was started over 10 years ago. One of our lovely families in Huddersfield said that they felt so blessed at having had the support of the Gianna Project these last few weeks that they are calling their Read More

Forget your troubles come on get happy…… /

Wednesday found our Catholic Care lunch group having a sing a long to classics like ‘we’ll meet again’ after their 1940s lunch of corned beef hash followed by apple pie and custard. Kathryn Mitchell provided the entertainment, together with our usual quiz, bingo and raffle. The lunch was supported by Morrisons and Asda too. Everyone Read More

Meeting of the Generations /

St John the Evangelist School, Bradford was the venue for a ”Meeting of the Generations Afternoon Tea”. The children at St John’s organised an Afternoon Tea with sandwiches and cakes, followed by some lively entertainment. The guests were treated to singing from the angelic voices of the school choir and a hands on demonstration using Read More