Thank you for your donations

May 5, 2017

Thanks so much for all your support. Over the months of March and April, your donations have been used to support 93 vulnerable families.

We have been blessed to have many individuals coming to the door to donate baby equipment they are no longer in need of. Before Easter, the Knights of St Columba (Council 8, Clydebank) donated Easter eggs and we were able to redistribute these. In April we also had a visit from Fr Michael John, parish priest of St James’ Church in St Andrews, who drove over to Glasgow with a van full of items that had been donated by his parishioners.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Cotton wool

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

Moses baskets

Baby boy outfits for aged 0-3 months (please only donate clean laundered clothing and clearly label the bag ‘BOY 0-3 MONTHS’)

 


Sisters Visit from Dundee

April 21, 2017

We have been blessed to get to know some Nigerian Sisters who are missionaries in Dundee! They are Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ (IHM). In Dundee their work is to support the St Ninian Pastoral Institute. What a change for them to move to Dundee from Nigeria!

They very kindly hosted Sr Andrea and Jess on a visit to Dundee, when Sr Andrea spoke at the SPUC afternoon for life and the opening rally of 40 Days for Life. Their hospitality was incredible- they had handmade welcome cards and did a welcome song and dance around the dining table for us. Prayers with them was such a joyful experience- they brought out their drums and cymbals and had a perfect sense of rhythm. Sr Andrea is planning to start up Rachel’s Vineyard retreats in the Dundee area and is looking to form a team to lead the retreats, do get in touch if you are interested. One of the Nigerian Sisters has kindly volunteered to be involved with Rachel’s Vineyard.

We were delighted that they were able to visit Glasgow, when their Regional Superior from Rome came to Scotland. The Sisters joined us for lunch and a tour of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Then Sr Andrea took them to see the sights of Glasgow and they were able to meet Fr Joseph Uwah, a Nigerian priest in St Andrew’s Cathedral.


Glasgow midwife mentions help from the Pro-Life Initiative in an interview for the Evening Times

March 24, 2017

An article was published in the Evening Times (on 10th March) featuring Hilary, one of the midwives who gets equipment for the women she works with from us. Here is an extract from the article:

“Hilary is part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s SNIPs team (Special Needs in Pregnancy) which works with some of the city’s most vulnerable pregnant women including young teenagers and the homeless. She recently became one of only 20 community nurses selected to be part of the first group of Queen’s Nurses in almost 50 years – a marker of excellence in the industry.

Hilary’s Mini Cooper is normally crammed full of prams, toys and cots as she helps source women equipment through the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.

She said: “The women get a cot, a steriliser and and baby bedding and that’s it. So when these women have their babies – they get £35 a week in support – you can’t buy anything with that.

“So usually from the Cardinal Winning charity, I can get these women everything they need.

“They are amazing. There are lots of charities in Glasgow which help.”


Thank you for your donations

March 4, 2017

Thanks you so much for all your support. So far this year, over the months of January and February, your donations have been used to support 70 vulnerable families.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

baby-bath


Knights of St Columba Supreme Council

November 4, 2016

Last weekend, Sister Roseann, postulant Jess and volunteer Louise were honoured to be invited to the Knights of St Columba’s Supreme Council. They enjoyed the Saturday evening banquet, with socialising and listening to speeches and then on Sunday morning they gave talks to the ladies and attended Mass. Sr Roseann spoke about the history of involvement of the Knights of St Columba with the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Louise spoke about Project Truth, a youth initiative of SPUC, which the Knights have helped with. Jess spoke about what led to her joining the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. The Knights of St Columba have always been very helpful in giving practical, spiritual and financial support to the work of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Over the weekend, the ladies (wives of the Knights) fundraised an amazing £1000 to help us and also donated baby clothes and toys (pictured). We are very grateful for their support.

For more information about the Knights of St Columba, visit www.ksc.org.uk

For more information about Project Truth, visit www.facebook.com/projecttruthscotland

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Winning for Life!

June 17, 2015

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Srs Andrea & Roseann travelled to Perth last week to receive a cheque for £3000 due to the hard work of a group of girls from Turnbull High School, Bishopbriggs.  The girls have been working diligently on preparing a presentation about the work we do at CWPLI for the last few months.

It all started when the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative invited pupils to take part in their initiative.  The girls formed a team, did some research, chose a charity (us!), made contact and visited the Prolife Initiative and put together a presentation.  It was this presentation that won them the money and the cheque was handed over to the Sisters in Perth.

It goes with out saying that the work these girls put in and their passion on behalf of the CWPLI came through and helped them to win the money for us.  We want to say a huge Thank You on behalf of the women and babies we help.


Thanks for Your Support!

May 11, 2015

And the final amount for last Saturday’s  sale was………………..

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£1743.17

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