An Appeal

At the end of last year our much loved ‘tank’ finally failed us. A large car is vital to our work (we spend a lot of time delivering assorted cots, prams, furnitre, people, etc) and so it was necessary to buy a new one almost immediately.

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The Tank


We are ever conscious of the generous support so many friends provide on a regular basis, and are loathe to make such an appeal given the difficult financial climate but we feel that the extraordinary nature of the situation demands that we ask for help.

We sent out the following letter this week – please do take a moment to read it and if you can support the appeal please do consider a donation. If you cannot provide financial support, please continue to pray for us, and for the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. For more information you can contact us using the details in the side-bar.

Dear Friend,

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and enjoying a peaceful start to 2009.

As you know, we normally only write to you at Christmas time to keep you up to date on how things are progressing but we are in need of some help to finance a new vehicle to replace our old van which, after many years of service, eventually blew up (literally!) in November 2008.

So, as ever, we turn to you, our friends and faithful supporters, to ask for help.

In December 2008 an opportunity arose to buy a replacement van/people carrier which, although second–hand, was in excellent condition. As it is definitely a buyers’ market we decided after much thought and prayer to buy it, even though – you’ve guessed it – we had no money.

Thanks to the generosity of one of our friends who loaned us the money (on the proviso we would do an appeal to raise the funds!) we were able to buy in December. It has already been put to great use delivering loads of presents at Christmas time and lots of prams and cots since.

We know that these are difficult times and we never take your generosity for granted but we also know that many of you often say to us, “If there’s ever anything I can do, just let me know.” Well, if you can possibly send a donation to this appeal we would be most grateful.

Please feel under no pressure to give, however, especially if you already give regularly or if you have done so recently.

Cheques should be made payable to: The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. If you have already signed a Gift Aid Form, that will cover any donation; if you require one, please let us know.

God bless you for all your kindness.

Sr Roseann & Sr Andrea

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3 Responses to An Appeal

  1. Mac McLernon says:

    I’ve put up a post. Have you considered setting up a PayPal account, so that people can donate money by clicking on a link in your sidebar? Fr. Tim has one, and he says it’s not difficult to set up. It would certainly encourage online donations (easier and much more reliable than a cheque!)

  2. Dear Sisters; As Mac writes, it is very easy to set up a paypal account, and I for one would happily contribute.

  3. kate says:

    Would it be too intrusive to ask the size of the debt?
    I would like to put up a post…maybe a target figure might give people something concrete to aim for?
    God bless you and all those you help.

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