Confirmation Candidates’ first act of charity is to Pilgrims Hospices
On Friday 14th June, Bishop John Hine confirmed 28 young people at St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Ashford. As part of the celebrations, a cheque for £604 was presented to Pilgrims Hospices on behalf of the confirmation candidates.
Louise Perry, chaplain of St Anselm’s Catholic School explained, As part of their preparation for confirmation, candidates are encouraged to think about how being a Christian means thinking about others. They chose Pilgrims Hospices this year as one of their charities.
Giselle Overy (12) one of the confirmation candidates explained how they raised the money, “We put on a James Bond themed show, held raffles and had a whisky slide. Everyone was very generous and we had a lot of fun.”
Deirdre Mewse, Fundraising Assistant received the cheque on behalf of Pilgrims Hospices saying, “These young people began their life as adult members of their faith community tonight. It is both humbling and awe inspiring that their very first act of charity was towards Pilgrims Hospices.
“It speaks volumes of the sort of young people that they are and the adults they will become.
“As a charity that seeks to support those in great need within the local community, we need people like this supporting us and we would like to say a huge thank you to them. “