News from around the Archdiocee of Liverpool
The latter half of 2017 saw some amazing support for Nugent through our fundraising events and appeals. From our annual Strictly Nugent dance event, to Light up A life at the Cathedral, our faith communities have once again shown their generosity in helping us help people across Merseyside in need.
Each year Children from primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese attend Advent carol services at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and donate toys and food to our Christmas Grotto Hamper appeal.
All the donations are packed into hampers by volunteers and this year we had several students from high schools helping us. This Christmas, because of your generosity we were able to provide 340 toy and food hampers, with a value over £8,000 and supported over 1,000 people across the archdiocese.
Our 2017 Christmas Appeal aimed to help those facing homelessness, and once again we were overwhelmed with the generosity of our supporters, who donated over £8 000 to help continue the work of Nugent’s New Beginnings project in providing support and accommodation to people either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
Our annual Light up a Life remembrance service took place on Wednesday 13 December at the Cathedral and was again a moving and poignant celebration led by Bishop Tom Williams. With the support of Local schools and Lloyds Banking Group Contact Centre this year’s Light up a Life service raised over £2600.
Our big event of the year, Strictly Nugent 2017, raised over £25,000 to support children and adults living in poverty.
A big thank you to our event sponsors Lynbrook and Sefton Specialised Roofing, and our audience of over 200 people helped us raise not only a fantastic sum, but also the roof of Liverpool’s Town Hall with their enthusiasm.
These events alone have raised over £40,000. And this doesn’t include the invaluable time that many supporters give to help us put on these events.
We would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ on behalf of everyone at Nugent, our staff, and our service users, for your support.
Please keep the work of Nugent in your prayers as we live out the gospel message of working together and responding to the call of the Lord with openhearted generosity and creative commitment.
We continue the tradition of our inspirational founder Father Nugent of supporting each other to give generously and provide loving care, friendship and help to all those in need in the archdiocese.
You can see more about our work and our fundraising events at www.wearenugent.org