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Le Platon Home – Open Invitation to the Catholic Community – 4th March 2019

The Board of Trustees invite members of the Catholic community to an open meeting on Monday 4th March 2019. The venue is the Harry Bound Room at Les Cotils. The meeting will commence at 7.00pm and it is planned to close the meeting by approx. 8:30pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.

The Trustees are delighted that the Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas has agreed to be the Home’s Patron and will be attending the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the new development and to discuss ideas for raising funds. It is hoped a committee will be formed to take on the role of fund raising.

Le Platon Home has strong links with the Catholic community, it was founded in 1914 by Miss Edith Renouf, MBE who for part of her life was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church. For over 100 years the home was supported by an order of Catholic nuns, The home also has a long history in responding to the needs of the Catholic community, including members of the clergy.

The Trustees are committed to maintaining the Christian ethos of the home and are determined to maintain the good reputation of the home and one the Catholic community can be proud of.

The new development is a massive financial undertaking and the Trustees need as much assistance as possible to ensure sufficient funds are raised to reduce the amount needed to be borrowed from the bank. If they are successful, then there is every possibility that the fees charged can be reduced so the home will be more accessible to the wider community of Guernsey irrespective of their financial means. This will be in keeping with how Miss Renouf responded to need in only asking people to pay what they could afford.

The Board of Trustees hope to see as many parishioners as possible at the meeting and ask for your prayers for the successful completion of the development and the future of the home.

Kind Regards

Board of Trustees Le Platon Home

 

 

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