The 3 charities which have been nominated are;
Grassroots Suicide Prevention ~ sponsored by Petra Jordan ~ a charity that runs training courses in suicide prevention, working nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to effectively support someone at risk of suicide or experiencing a mental health problem.
The Patrick Wild Centre ~ sponsored by Jo Nash ~ based at the University of Medicine in Edingburgh, whose goals are to understand the genetic basis of autism, Fragile X syndrome & intellectual disabilities, to develop and test new ways to help people with these conditions and to engage those affected, as well as their families and those who support them, to better understand their difficulties.
The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard ~ sponsored by Yvonne Morgan ~ founded in 1992 in South Africa to establish and provide a comprehensive and holistic system of care, running health projects, AIDS care, Hospice care, children's homes, clinics and more to the people of Natal in South Africa.
Look out for the voting slips at the back of Church to be placed in the ballot box by Sunday 2nd Feb - votes will be counted after Mass on Sun 2nd Feb (or email the parish with your 2 choices by Wed 30th Jan).