Caritas shares the mission of the Catholic Church to serve the poor and to promote charity and justice throughout the world. More information can be found here

Sacred Heart Church are proud to support Caritas through a number of initiatives the most recent of which is below.

Fundraiser at the Bolton Arms Raises £1,860

Read the full article about this wonderful event here.

Latest News & Events

Catitas Basingstoke

For those who are working, but perhaps would still be keen to support Caritas and our local community, we are holding a meal at The Bolton Arms in Old Basing. This is on Saturday 14th March ’20 at 7.30 pm. The tickets cost £25.00 for a three course meal and need prepaying so that I can pay the pub in advance. As soon as the owner realised the charity work that I was doing was for helping his local community in difficulties, he offered the whole of his restaurant to us to raise money – on a Saturday night too! I have a balance of 20 tickets available.

Message from Brita Coleman, myself and the Caritas team

We would like to thank you for all your Caritas support, I could not continue without you all. On my list there are a couple of misread emails, so if you haven’t heard from me then please email me via Nikki Pink. I am wondering if anyone who would like to support us but is unable too, whether you would like to join us for a meal in Old Basing? As soon as the owner realised the work that Caritas is doing in the local community, he offered us his restaurant to enjoy a three course meal (up to 60 seats!). He is charging a minimum fee per head & the balance is all going back into the community! I would need payment in advance, we have up to 20 tickets available if a group of you would like to join us, you are welcome. We need auction prizes too please – say large Easter Eggs, garden accessories, a canal trip, a gliding experience, tea or overnight stays in local hotels. If anyone has any connections to anything like this, or are just happy to ask in different places then please put us forward.

Thank you again for supporting Caritas! Those who have donated money, your prayers, Mike for our spreadsheets, our weekly cooks – mainly Shanthi and Jean! Then those who have covered for us – Eileen, Lisa and Mannie from “Mannicitas” – a home caterer for individual home meals and parties, an ideal emergency cover – thank you! Dates for the diary:

Fund raiser dinner at The Bolton Arms, Old Basing on Saturday 14th March 2020, 3-course meal for £25.00 or offers above. We are invited to fill the restaurant! Please look out and ask for raffle and auction prizes if you can too.

Our 2nd annual holiday club to help our families in difficulties is booked 24th to 28th August 2020. Our first InSight lunch opened in Tadley,

Our first InSight lunch opened in Tadley, great for training. On 24th February (if not sooner) we open the South Ham InSight at St Joseph’s church to support individuals weekly. We will need more volunteers for helping in the hall, chatting, taking the register or making the hot drinks, clearing the tables and washing up. We are building up a bank of “home cooks” too. Those without time can still be involved in helping the community, by donating the food directly or in money form to those who have the time! With your email addresses, you can join us at your convenience, we will looking forward to welcoming you in any way that suits!
Brita/Shanthi 07309 256974 or email

Glad rags and handbags – yearly sale in the Church Hall


An amazing amount of £577.00 was raised over the weekend thank you to Jill Blackburn, Claire Burroughs, Helena Ranson and their team for all their hard work.

New and Nearly New Sale. Have a clear out of your Wardrobe! We would be grateful to receive items of clothing which are new or nearly new for our sale on Saturday November 16th, 10am – 2pm in Sacred Heart Church Hall in aid of the charity Caritas.

Please contact Jill Blackburn on 01256 766107 or Helena Ranson on 01256 766372 or see us after mass Thank you

Caritas Summer Holiday Club 27-30th August 2019

The Caritas Summer Holiday Club will soon be upon us and will be fun filled days of crafting and sporting fun. There will also be a BBQ on the Friday to which all the family members are invited.

We are running a Holiday Club at St Bede’s Primary School for those children who will not have a holiday this year. During these 4 days there will be activities themed around the different countries of the world.

To register or find out more please get in touch by emailing :-


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