Caroline takes message of hope to Prime Minister

PUBLISHED: 16:39 09 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A CHARITABLE churchgoer from St Albans went to 10 Downing Street for tea and a chat with the Prime Minister. Caroline Williams was one of many Hope08 volunteers who joined PM Gordon Brown and national church leaders for the meeting at which social action

A CHARITABLE churchgoer from St Albans went to 10 Downing Street for tea and a chat with the Prime Minister.

Caroline Williams was one of many Hope08 volunteers who joined PM Gordon Brown and national church leaders for the meeting at which social action projects for 2009 were discussed.

Hope08 is a national initiative which is encouraging churches to work together to serve their local communities. During 2008 more than 1,500 church groups across the country launched their own schemes to improve the local social situation.

Mrs Williams will be continuing her work in 2009 and she said that she couldn't wait to get some new projects underway and added: "There's an amazing amount going on into next year and it's great that people are beginning to see Christians in their community."

The Prime Minister told them at the meeting: "People of faith have been at the heart of just about every social movement that has transformed society in this country, from the abolition of slavery through to Make Poverty History. I applaud all those involved in Hope08.

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