Sunday, October 6, 2013

Catherine Barrett - Play Therapy

Many of you will know Catherine Barrett, part of our Kerith community. Catherine does amazing work as a play therapist, helping children come to terms with and overcome hugely challenging circumstances in their lives through play. She does lots of work in local schools, as well as doing work through Kerith social justice, running programmes such as one to help children who have siblings with special needs.

Catherine is self employed, and is often limited in what she can do because of lack of funding. She is therefore trying to raise funds by using her creative skills to make craft items which she can then sell. You can see some of what she's been up to on Facebook here.

If anyone would like to buy some of her stuff, help her produce more items which can be sold, or would like to help fund Catherine's work in some other way I know she'd love to hear from you - if you don't have her contact details then get hold of me and I'll introduce you to her - you won't regret it.

We as a church are also applying for grants to allow more of Catherine's work to be funded through Kerith. We have had quite a bit of success with that, but please pray for more as what she does really is life changing for the children and families involved.



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