News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
‘May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity.’ These are the words of Pope Francis and for supporters of the Liverpool-based Nugent charity, they resonate deeply.
Just ask Brother James Hayes (pictured below) who last May set off on an 860-mile, nine-day bicycle ride to raise almost £2,000. Or Mike James who undertook a fund-raising abseil on behalf of Nugent in 2016. ‘I enjoyed every minute,’ he said, ‘but to know I’ve helped raise vital funds is the best part.’
Since its beginnings in 1881, Nugent has been at the heart of its community, providing a vital safety net for vulnerable children and adults. However, it is a charity which, to carry on the good work of founder Father James Nugent, remains grateful for the support of parishes, community groups and other supporters, such as the above-mentioned fundraisers. As the charity states: “We continue to provide support and care where local government funding and austerity is impacting most and creating hardship, and this means that we rely on the support of our fantastic fundraising volunteers and supporter groups more than ever.’
There are plenty of ways for Catholic Pic readers to get involved in the fundraising drive for Nugent in 2019, be it to run, walk, dance – or simply help fill a collection box for us. Those seeking a more adventurous experience could sign up for one of our 2019 challenges, including Abseiling from the Anglican Cathedral, or Riding the Lakes – or you could organise your own fundraising event. For a fundraising pack containing ideas and ways to support Nugent, contact our team on 0151 261 2000 or at fundraising@wearenugent.
To learn more about Nugent’s work, visit: wearenugent.org