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COVID-19 Update from Father Hudsons Care

Good Shepherd Appeal leaves the classroom

GSM 2020

Father Hudson’s Care is pleased to announce that our annual Good Shepherd Appeal has a new look for 2021.

Launching on 22 February, the Lenten appeal is leaving the classroom thanks to a host of new digital resources.

In previous years, schools have been able to book an assembly with one of two School Engagement Officers, who visit the school to talk to children about the work of Father Hudson’s Care and how they can get involved in the appeal. This year, they have recorded their presentations for schools to access wherever they are.

We have also developed a range of educational materials, each focusing on a different area of our work. Each week, we will publish additional resources to complement the materials and share the story of our work in different sectors. Incorporating photos, videos, case studies and more, the weekly resources will be released on our social media channels.

For those wishing to support the appeal, you can download a variety of fundraising resources. These include ideas for fundraising at home and at school, posters, stickers and much more.

You will also find a Stations of the Cross resource to help children reflect on Christ’s journey to the cross.

On Ash Wednesday, our CEO Andy Quinn was invited to speak at Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral. He spoke about the acts of love that can be seen throughout our seventeen projects, and invited people to use Lent as an opportunity to learn more about how these projects reach out to groups across our Archdiocese. Each of the weekly themes will showcase these acts of love in action.

We understand that fundraising may be difficult this term as so many pupils are not in school, so we will be supporting fundraising events into the summer term. We will also be introducing our new Walk A Mile event. This exciting new event will be available from May.

If you would like to take part in the Good Shepherd Appeal, or wish to hear more about the new Walk a Mile event, please contact We would love to hear your plans and know how best to support you.

Visit the Good Shepherd Appeal page

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