On the morning of Woldingham’s Carol Service, a group of Sixth Form students, accompanied by Mrs Cheesman, Mrs Wiseman and me, visited the Cardinal Hume Centre to help sort out Christmas gifts to be distributed to families in need. The students worked tirelessly to ensure that young people will receive a present this Christmas and their efforts were praised by Stephen Currid from the Centre, who helped organise this working visit. The students also found out more about the work which takes place in the Centre and the wide range of services it provides to the young, the homeless and families in need. The Centre also provides housing advice, legal support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, a full GP surgery for homeless people and hostel accommodation for young adults.
Woldingham School also donated £1287, from Sunday Mass collections, to the Cardinal Hume Centre. As part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge, this was matched by the government, which means a total of £2574 will support the Centre’s wonderful work. A big thank you to all the students and staff who give so generously every week and make a huge difference to helping others.
Fr Gerry Devlin, Chaplain