Community Sponsorship Update / Sponsorship is where a community, may be a parish community or a local community, come together and welcome and support a Syrian refugee family. Community Sponsorship is now an increasing force across the country with over 150 groups in various stages of formation and many having welcomed their family. In the Diocese of Leeds Read More

Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship Group /

Last June seems a distant memory when a packed church hall in Settle heard Sean Ryan, the National Caritas Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator, speak about the success of the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme for Syrian refugees. He explained how well the scheme can work in a rural setting and dispelled the belief that Syrians, who Read More

Catholic Care Christmas Cracker Project /

Catholic Care launched its Christmas Cracker Project in December 2018 as a way of supporting the most disadvantaged families across the Diocese who would have struggled with providing food for their families over the Christmas period. More than 2,300 families in the Leeds area alone will have relied on the city’s foodbanks to feed them Read More

Goodbye Helen /

Helen has been the Catholic Care development worker on a 2 year pilot project called Embrace which worked in the Keighley and Skipton Deanery. Working with Caritas Diocese of Salford and Hudsons Care from the Arch Diocese of Birmingham, the project addressed the issues of isolation and loneliness in older people with a particular reference Read More

Bags of Dignity! /

A huge thank you goes to the Parish Family of SS John Fisher and Thomas More Parish, Burley-in-Wharfedale, who had the novel idea of filling used handbags with toiletries, ladies products and men’s personal hygiene and shaving necessities for those in need. Six bags have been given to Sheila Pickles from St Monica’s Housing to Read More

Treasure Hunt Fundraiser /

Over the past few weeks we have been doing a fundraiser during the Older People’s Groups in Bradford and also at St Winefrides Christmas Fair. This was in the form of a treasure hunt! Under one square was hidden treasure of £100. Whether it was Lucky Lake or Fortune Mountain people chose their lucky square. Read More

Getting into the Festive Spirit /

On the last Saturday before Christmas, ADSA customers were treated to a special treat in their Huddersfield store! Declan & Siobhan Vink stopped off from their Christmas gigging schedule to do a couple of hours fundraising, for the Huddersfield Thursday/Friday Friends Lunch Groups. They sung festive songs and hymns as well as a few of Read More

Lunch at the Lion /

During the week before Christmas our Churches Together Group, ‘Lunch at The Lion’, met for their Christmas buffet at The Red Lion in Silsden. Co-hosted by Embrace and the local Anglican Vicar this group has been good fun right from the start and very welcomed by all who attended. One regular said “I just wanted Read More