Back in November, young people in the parish Impact group had a collection at St Thomas More's after the Sunday Mass and raised around £85. A donation from the group's subs brought the total up to £100, and last Sunday Phil McGrath, General Secretary of Lancaster's YMCA, came to accept the cheque and to speak a little about the organisation's work. He told the group members that it costs YMCA around £200 per week to house a young person who might otherwise be homeless, so money is greatly needed to support the work. The parish Impact group, which meets fortnightly, works to help those in need, promoting acts of charity and good works inspired by faith. If you're a young person in the area in school year 9 or above, you would be most welcome: contact us to find out more.