Spotlight on air ambulance

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

GREAT Western Air Ambulance was in the spotlight at the annual charity meal held by the Catholic Women’s League at the church of St Augustine of Canterbury in Downend.

David Bowling, a volunteer with the charity, which is one of the parish’s projects this year, gave a short talk on the history and work of the service at the event, at which a three-course meal was served to friends and families.

The Catholic Women’s League or CWL for short is started 107 years ago with the aim of improving the education of women and girls. This work continues, with a focus on women in Third World countries. The league also supports work with refugees and asylum seekers, service and ex-service personnel and their dependants, Our Ladies Catechists teaching the faith to mainly children unable to attend Catholic schools and also adults wishing to learn more about the faith. 

It is not necessary to be a Catholic to become a member as long as ladies are in agreement with the aims and objectives. St Augustine’s section meets on the first Friday of the month at 2pm in the Parish Hall.

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