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Welcome to the Salesians of Don Bosco in Great Britain

The Salesians of Don Bosco are a religious congregation of Brothers and Priests . We were founded in 1859 by Saint John Bosco. Don Bosco’s mission was clear and simple: to be a friend to young people who were poor, abandoned or at risk, and in so doing to be a friend to Christ. Wherever the Salesians work, our mission is the same, but its expression changes to suit the particular context. So you will find Salesians in schools of all kinds, youth clubs, in homes for homeless or abandoned children; working with street children; missionaries; chaplains in schools, colleges and universities and in parish work. There are currently almost 16,000 members (priests and brothers) in the congregation, working in 131 countries around the world. Currently in the British Province there are 69 Salesians of Don Bosco based in 8 Communities.

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Clare Lewis | 22 July 2016

School disco raises funds for Don Bosco Ashalayam, Kolkata

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Claire Fryer and James Fuller from Salesian School Chertsey organised an end of year summer disco to raise funds for Don Bosco Ashalayam and the work of the Salesians in Kolkata.

Salesian School has a special link with Don Bosco Park Circus School in Kolkata, India, run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, and also supports Ashalayam, a Salesian project in Kolkata working with street children. A variety of events each year enables the school to contriute £8000 a year to the Ashalayam, which pays the running costs for about a month. 

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Thornleigh College group off to Tanzania

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Clare Lewis | 21 July 2016

Thornleigh College group off to Tanzania

  A group of twelve students and three staff from Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, (plus Fr Bob Gardner!) have set off on their journey to Moshi in Tanzania, where they will spend the next month volunteering in clinics and youth projects.    The annual event is part of the college's Tanzania Project, which also calls on the students to raise funds for their trip and to provide materials for the projects  they will be working on. This year, every child at the orphanage will be given a teddy as a gift. Fundraising events included the 'Old School Disco', supermarket bag packing, entering a...

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