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Gubay Crisis Fund Launched

Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation donates £20,000 per year for 3 years to enable Nugent to establish crisis fund.

Nugent Patron Phil Thompson helped launch the Gubay Crisis Fund this week, which has been made possible through the support of the Gubay Charitable Foundation.

Nugent works at the heart of some of the hardest hit communities in the North West and as such we are keenly aware of the pressures disadvantaged families and individuals face. The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation have donated £20,000 per year for the next 3 years to Nugent to help us provide desperately needed support.

The Gubay Crisis Fund will provide one-off grants to support families and individuals living within the Archdiocese of Liverpool where a relatively small amount of funding can make a big difference.

Full detail of how to access the funds are available here – How to apply

Guest at the launch event at Bishop Eton in Woolton where treated to performance from Visualise, the St Francis of Assisi school choir, and heard some of the real stories of families we have helped so far.

A mother and her five children had to be rehoused, the children were sleeping on the floor, her family were helping out with food donations and she was using a neighbour’s fridge and freezer to keep the food in. The school turned to Nugent for help.  “Mum was in tears with gratitude and relief when we were able to get her a fridge-freezer. It’s made a life changing difference to one of our families.” Lay Chaplain of a High School, Archdiocese of Liverpool

Phil Thompson said of the Gubay Crisis Fund:

“This a fantastic announcement, Nugent can now help people in crisis directly and quickly, and do what they do best, giving families and young people the support they need to help them to change their lives for the better.”

Picture attached – Front – right to left: Father Michael Fitzsimons – Nugent Chair, Normandie Wragg – Nugent CEO, Phil Thompson – Nugent Patron

Back  – Visualise – St Francis of Assisi

 

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