St Joseph’s Support for Survivors Manchester

Monday 17th December 2018

Last week the students at St Joseph’s RC High School in Bolton performed a Christmas concert to help raise funds for  and awareness for the charity Survivors Manchester.

Survivors Manchester is a charity dedicated to help breaking the silence of abuse and in September of this year the Diocese launched a pioneering initiative with them and Manchester Rape Crisis. The project aims to provide help and practical support to those who are dealing with the impact of abuse.

The partnership is called – ‘Healing Through Community’   and allows the three charities to come together with a shared vision of understanding and reconciliation to help deliver support right in the heart of our parish communities.

Last week’s concert at St Joseph’s involved performances from talented musicians across all school years. It also featured the musical theatre choir, soloists, duets and ensembles. The audience also saw drama and dance performances ensuring the bill really cater for everyone.

The successful event saw the students raised over £600 for Survivors Manchester.

 

Survivors Manchester, Chief Executive Duncan Craig attended the concert and remarked on how proud he was that the partnership with our diocese had encouraged the fundraising concert. He said ‘I am so proud that the Healing through Community partnership has enabled people to talk and to break the silence of abuse’.

Well done to all those involved!

If you would like to read more about the help on offer via the Healing through Community Project you can do so here. 

If you would like to access the support on offer you can call the National Male Survivor Helpline on 0808 800 5005  Or contact Manchester Rape Crisis on 0161 273 4500 or the Diocese of Salford Safeguarding Office on 0161 817 2206.

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