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Young walkers raise funds for new pro-life organisation

A group of young East Anglia Catholics have completed a 30-mile sponsored walk to raise funds for Abortion Resistance, a brand-new pro-life initiative.

On March 26 they hiked 30 miles along the Sandlings trail from Ipswich, passing through Woodbridge and Snape Maltings.

The young people belong to the Ward and Patten families. They include Theo and Tom Ward, sons of Sarah Ward, who is pro-life representative on the diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission. Walking with them were Grace, Esther and Ruth Patten. The young people all attend Withermarsh Green Latin Mass Chaplaincy.

Abortion Resistance describes itself as “the UK’s newest, youth-led, youth-focused pro-life organisation, devoted to making abortion unthinkable in the UK”. 

Tom Ward said: “Although we have all been pro-life for as long as we have known about the horrors of abortion, we have never had a very active role. This was an opportunity to take an active role in the UK’s pro-life movement and try to make a difference by supporting a group that we believe will make a massive difference in the UK.

“Abortion Resistance aims to change the culture of death in the UK. Their mission is; to empower individuals so they can bring about a culture of life, to inspire action through education, and to encourage change by campaigning for better support for pregnant women and parents. They are starting the first UK pro-life podcast, baby baskets, regular resistance rallies and council campaigns. And we truly believe that they are going to make a massive difference in the UK pro-life movement. “

Pictured above from top left are Grace Patten, Theo Ward, Tom Ward, Ruth Patten and Esther Patten.