Deputy Mayor Phil Crowe was the guest of honour at our Launch Luncheon as we begin a yearlong of celebrations to mark our 90th anniversary. Since ourfounding in 1934, Caritas Care has been committed to improving the lives of individuals and families throughout the North West.
With a history spanning over the past nine decades, we have evolved and grown, adapting to the changing needs of the community and increasing its services to address a wide range of issues and challenges.
To kick-start our 90th anniversary we invited a member of staff from each of our services, Deputy Mayor Phil Crowe, Father Sam from Sacred Heart Church and Mary Leavy, the Chair of the Trustees to attend a small launch luncheon to talk about the history of the charity and to celebrate the work of the charity past and present.
Susan Swarbrick, CEO at Caritas Care said, “It’s important that we acknowledge our 90th year and celebrate the work we have achieved over the decades. As we celebrate this incredible milestone, it’s a time to reflect on the remarkable journey of Caritas Care, its impact on an unlimited number of lives, and the commitment that has provided almost a century of innovative work in the community.
We have a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and supporters who all work tirelessly day in day out to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we work with. It’s also a year to acknowledge and give thanks to them for their part in making Caritas Care the charity it is today.”
The charity officially celebrates it’s 90th anniversary on Friday 8 November this year, but we will be hosting a series of events to celebrate this milestone. These events will include a Tea Party, 9 March at Plungington Community Centre, a 40 mile walking challenge in May and Disability Pride on 20 June in partnership with Disability Equality North West (DENW).
As part of the celebration, we are appealing to organisations and individuals to donate to their ‘£90 for 90 Years’ campaign. The donations will enable the charity to go that extra mile in their services and offer more than the minimum level of support to those with whom they work, such as providing:
- 2 hours of therapeutic support for a child
- A sensory session for 6 adults with learning needs
- Bedding for a resident moving out of our homeless hostel into their own accommodation, or
- Provisions for three of our ‘Meet and Eat’ free hot meal events at our Community Centre.
Susan added “Our commitment to the children, young people, families and community we work with remains as strong as ever, and we look forward to continuing our mission in the years to come. Support from donations will certainly help us to continue to reach our goals and give people the chances, choices and opportunities to live the best lives they can.”
To make a donation to our 90for90 campaign, click HERE
For more information about Caritas Care’s 90th anniversary celebrations and how to donate, please visit www.caritascare.org.uk or contact Susan Swarbrick on 01772 732313