This Lent, people across Hexham and Newcastle have been doing everything from Lent lunches to bake sales in an effort to support the Lent fundraising appeal. Local Sunderland students also wanted to get involed and alongside members of the Sunderland community, they came together at an ‘International Celebration’.
On 31 March, the University of Sunderland Catholic Chaplaincy and Catholic Society invited students, as well as parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s, to eat, be entertained and fundraise.
The night began with the chaplaincy welcoming people from across the community to enjoy freshly prepared dishes from all over the world, and guests were invited to bring their own dishes.
“People were really generous in offering food for the event, we had some amazing dishes to try and I want to thank everyone who has supported this event,” said Adrian Brooks, Assistant Chaplain.