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Good Shepherd Appeal in the News

13th April 2017

Schools in the Diocese of Leeds have been putting their best feet forward for Catholic Care's Good Shepherd Appeal - and have won the support of their local press. 


Girlington's St William's Catholic Primary School and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Harrogate made it into the Bradford Telegraph and Argus and the Harrogate Advertiser respectively. 


Since 1911, Schools throughout the Diocese of Leeds have been donating their charitable giving throughout Lent and St William's Deputy Head Teacher, Andrew Bastable, has kept up that tradition with the walk and an Easter Egg Raffle being just two of many Lenten fundraising events.


For St Joseph's Head Teacher, Rachel Rouse, it was the first whole-school sponsored walk she had organised.  Children and staff - joined by many parents and grandparents - walked the 1.5 miles from the school to Killinghall Country Park, with each class carrying the banners they had made saying: 'I walked the Good Shepherd!'


It's always a boost for schools and communities when their Good News stories are told by their local papers - but for those times when the local news agenda doesn't have the time to follow up a story, if schools also send a short press release or write up and at least one photograph to communications@dioceseofleeds.org.uk your news can be announced to the whole Diocese via our own website.


Click or cut and paste the links for the two articles from the T&A and the Advertiser (both words and photographs are the newspapers' copyright, so cannot be reprinted here).






Well done to St William's and St Joseph's - and to all our Catholic schools and parishes who are supporting Catholic Care through this year's Good Shepherd Appeal!  The charity has been responding to social challenges in our Diocese for over 150 years: caring for anyone in need - of any faith, or of no faith at all.  Find out more about the work of Catholic Care through its own website: http://www.catholic-care.org.uk/