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I recently spend some time with colleagues discussing purpose. We conducted a verbal exercise entitled ‘I made it’.  


The exercise starts by imagining a conversation at the end of your career where you are sharing with the people you love, the reasons why in your life, you felt you had ‘made it’.  No mention of money, cars, or material matters were brought up.  The common denominator was about the legacy that one could contribute to in their lifetime.  


The impact they could positively have on another’s life, experience or health.  How one could contribute and engage within their communities, with their neighbours, or with people that needed company.  It was so inspiring to hear the synergy in the conversations.


On October 1st, I will celebrate six years with Nugent - four years as the charity’s Chief Executive.  It has been my privilege to serve.  In looking back over the years, were there moments I would choose to make a different decision or take a different course of action?  Of course.  Did I learn from each and every occasion?  Absolutely.  I still have many years to go before retirement beckons, however until that time I will continue to ensure that I stay on my path, so that I can say at the end of my career, that ‘I made it’.   Everything that I do, that the charity does, is in the best interest of those that we serve.


Thank you to all of you who regularly support Nugent – past, present and future.


Normandie Wragg

Chief Executive Officer



It may only be autumn but one Liverpool charity has already begun planning for Christmas – with a particular focus on helping those among us who have suffered a bereavement.


Nugent’s ‘Light up a Life’ service offers an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of people who are no longer with us, be it family members, friends or others who may have inspired and supported us.


The annual remembrance service will be led by Bishop Tom Williams and will take place on 4 December at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Owing to the increased popularity of ‘Light up a Life’, there will be a second service this year at St Teresa’s Church in Upholland.


The service is an opportunity to pray for loved ones and dedicate to them a light on the Christmas tree. All those people who dedicate a light will receive a star which they can hang on the tree with a personalised message.


To remember a loved one, we ask for a suggested donation of £5 per dedication with all funds going towards Nugent’s Christmas Appeal. For more information or to make a dedication, please contact the fundraising team on 0151 261 2000.



Wednesday 4 December 2019 – 12.30pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool; led by Bishop Tom Williams.

Sunday 8 December 2019 – 3pm at St Teresa’s Church, Upholland; led by Father Philip Kehoe.  

I made it!

Choice, is a great privilege, and often one I sometimes reflect on

n wragg