I am very proud to be the Director of this incredibly worthwhile charity. I hope that you will share my vision of a charity that matters greatly to every Catholic so that we can help every child in need and their families, whether they are Catholic or not.
I have been fortunate enough to be happily married to Christine for a long time. Christine works at St Thomas More School in Westcliffe. We have two fantastic children of whom we are very proud. Our daughter Maria did a year working at Walsingham House in Canvey Island and is now teaching at St Bernard’s, and our son Andrew is at UCL Medical School.
We are parishioners at St Augustine's in Springfield, Chelmsford, and I am also a member of Circle 115 of the Catenian Association and of Council 302 of the Knights of St Columba.
In recent times the need for the Early Intervention Service that we provide has increased dramatically. Our aim is to always meet the need and in the last three years we have increased our workload by adding over half as much again.
The children we help are our neighbours. They are in our Diocese and they are in need. We try to be faithful to the instruction to love our neighbours and to be in a position to provide them with highly professional care. To do that we need your help.
I have a fantastic team here to get the job done but we would really appreciate any help that you can give us, whether as a volunteer, a donor, an ambassador for what we do, or even just to offer us advice. My vision is for every Catholic to care about and support this Society so that every child and family in need can benefit from the work we do. I do hope that you can share my vision.