Thank you for your support in 2019
Your generosity has made a difference both locally and around the world. Please read our report on just some of what we achieved together last year:
West Northumberland Food Bank
The Food Bank is continuing to collect items to help the poorest families in our area, more of whom are now in need. The Food Bank is in need of all sorts of food and non-food items. Currently the most urgent shortages are:
Please continue to help the Food Bank to operate by leaving your donated items in the collection box situated within the Narthex. Many thanks.
Think about this ...
This is likely to be very challenging, even confronting. However, once you have begun to read it, it is very important that you continue to the end and then read it line by line from the bottom up.
They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or I
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us all
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not OK to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there.
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way.
Now read that again, line by line from bottom to top. Which is really upside down?
With acknowledgement to Brian Bilston and Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project. St. Macartan’s Social Justice Group