Parish Raises £36,000 for Philippine project
on hand to accept funds to build houses, medical and school facilities
for the slums of Manila
Parish community of Our Lady of Grace & St Edwards, whose church
is situated on the Chiswick High Road, has raised over £36,000
to support 90 families living in Manila, Philippines. Known as the
GAWAD KALINGA appeal, the drive was part of the community’s
Parish Lenten Project that has been running from March until June
a special service held on Sunday 15th June local Parish Priest Monsignor
James Curry, handed over a cheque worth £36,000.00 to His
Excellency the Ambassador to the Philippines. The money will be
used to build houses, medical clinics and educational facilities
for more than 90 families living in Manila.
generosity of parishioners and the Chiswick community has led to
an enormous sum of money being raised. This £36,000 will not
only be used to build houses but will also build a community spirit
for those families currently living in the slums of Manila,”
Monsignor James Curry said.
The service was attended by His Excellency the Ambassador to the
Philippines and members of the Philippine community in London and
over 400 parishioners.
KALINGA is a holistic approach to community development integrating
education, health and nutrition, livelihood, housing and environment.
any donations would like to be made to this worthwhile cause, please
contact Monsignor James Curry or Father Gideon Wagay, Our Lady of
Grace and St Edward Church, telephone 020 8994 2877 or by e-mail
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