Hello, my name's Kathleen and I'm the current President of the Brentwood Diocese Catholic Clothing Guild. I've been involved with the charity for many years, and am hoping to expand membership.
This photo was taken at our 90th celebration of the Brentwood branch in 2014. My aim is to double our membership by the 100th anniversary. If you would like to become a member, it takes up very little time and only costs £2 per annum membership plus donation of two new garments.
We currently have approximately 260 members across 19 parish groups. They collect new clothes once a year, which are displayed at our AGM in May. Established charities are invited to attend to collect suitable items. Donations are for newborns, children, adults and the elderly.
Various charities have been helped, including Spitalfields Trust, Homeless Men in London, Women's Refuge, St. John's Bosco Summer Camps, hospices and premature baby units.