The Little Sisters of the Poor make a hearfelt appeal for urgent donations. In these uncertain times, small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in helping their Home.

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor at St Joseph’s Home in Newcastle, with a heartfelt appeal during these challenging economic times.

As you may be aware, the current economic climate has significantly impacted our ability to raise funds through our usual channels. Our fundraising activities and charitable donations, which are vital for covering the daily operating expenses of the Home, have been greatly affected.

We urgently need to replace some of our kitchenettes, furnishings and the specialist flooring on the main corridors of the care units within our Home. Over the years, our flooring has served us well, enduring the high volume of foot and wheeled traffic each day. However, it now requires essential upgrades to ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of our residents and to maintain our required standards of infection control.

The flooring not only enhances the homeliness and comfort of our Home, but also plays a crucial role in maintaining the safety of our residents by providing a hygienic and comfortable surface, thus reducing the risk of trips and falls.

Therefore, we are appealing for urgent donations to assist us in this endeavour. Your support will help us ensure that our residents continue to live in a safe and welcoming environment.

If you wish to contribute, you can do so by sending cheques made payable to ‘Little Sisters of the Poor‘ to St Joseph’s Home, Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7QA. Alternatively, secure online donations can be made by visiting our website at:

We are deeply grateful for your continued support and prayers. Your generosity plays a significant role in enabling us to fulfil our mission of providing safe, affordable, and quality care to vulnerable older people in need.

Thank you for considering our appeal, and please know that your contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference in the lives of our residents.

With warm regards,

Sr Kathleen Mary

NB. A collection will be taken at Masses the weekend of 20 / 21 April 2024 – Good Shepherd Sunday.

Click here to view or download the appeal.