Congratulations to the wonderful team of young people who spent a week travelling around the towns and cities of Scotland earlier this month, spreading the pro-life message. They had many good conversations with passers-by and got around 500 signatures for the petition against the decriminalisation of abortion. We were glad to be able to host them for their training and join them for their closing party, kindly hosted by the Knights of St Columba.
Thanks so much for all your support. Over the months of May and June, your donations have been used to support 73 vulnerable families. We have had phone calls from many women in crisis pregnancies needing support. We also had a successful Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, for those suffering after abortion, with 12 participants. We hope to start up a new team in the Dundee area to run Rachel’s Vineyard retreats there too.
We have been blessed to have many individuals coming to the door to donate baby equipment they are no longer in need of. The Amazon wish list, in June, was a big success and we had all of the items we wanted donated! We have had a great response to our appeal for toys this month- thanks to your generosity we have enough toys for the moment and will once again be able to respond to toy requests.
The Knights of St Columba have been brilliant in providing practical support to us- a group from the University came to check, clean and pack cots to be given out. Brian Henry brought a group of Knights to paint the doors of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative building.
And of course we are ever grateful to our regular volunteers who come to sort through all the donations and make up packs of clothes and toiletries to give out to those in need.
In terms of what we need now, we are well stocked with donations of items and clothing to be sorted through.
If anyone is going to IKEA, please buy some of those big blue bags for us- we use these to package clothing that we give out.
Project Truth is a Youth initiative of SPUC. This summer, they are running a roadshow, where 21 young people will be taking the pro-life message to the streets of Scotland in a positive and fun way. This is their biggest team yet.
Ways in which you can support Project Truth are:
1) Pray for all the participants and those that they will meet on the roadshow.
2) Contribute financially towards the running costs:
To donate please send a cheque payable to SPUC Scotland to :
75 Bothwell Street
Please put in a note to say this is towards the Project Truth Roadshow
Alternatively you can call the office to make a donation over the phone – please let them know that this is towards the Roadshow when you call
3) Come to the party to welcome the Project Truth team back at the end of their roadshow on 11th August:
Sr Roseann recently visited Cardiff, following an invitation from Brother Ambrose, at the Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy. She is grateful to the Sisters of Nazareth for their hospitality during her stay and the warm welcome from the Oratorians at the Chaplaincy. Whilst in Cardiff she spoke about the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative to the students and to the Catholic Medical Association.
Have a look at this interview featuring the young people who attended the March for Life in Washington in January. The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative gets a few mentions