About Us


On 9 March 1997, the late Cardinal Thomas  Joseph Winning launched a major practical initiative to help women facing a crisis pregnancy. Over the years we have assisted countless women and their families, practically, financially, emotionally and spiritually.


When faced with a crisis pregnancy, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. A feeling of panic can often be a first reaction. How will I cope? I have no one to turn to support. In this situation, many women quickly decide to opt for abortion.

We know this from our experience of speaking with women. Many did not take time to examine the options. Many regret not taking that time.

There is another way…you do have a choice.

You can choose to have your baby and we will help you.

Any woman, from any ethnic origin, any religion or none, faced with a crisis pregnancy is welcome to contact the Pro-Life Initiative for help.

23 Responses to “About Us”

  1. 1 Ross higgins

    god bless u to

    yours sincerly
    Ross Higgins

  2. 2 A teacher

    Today, I sought help for young girl I am working with. I picked up the phone and called the Cardinal Winning ProLife Initiative, having been running around, desperately trying to gather things together and help this young lady in need. I spoke with Sister Roseanne and she filled my heart with joy as her help was outpouring and so, so appropriate and caring for this young girl who needed support.

    I knew as soon as I spoke with Sister Roseanne that everything would be a lot better for my student who has been through such trauma. It was such a relief!

    God bless this wonderful work that you do – I felt truly humbled today by the generosity of spirit which I encountered. I hope and pray that many more girls are blessed by your support!!

  3. 3 Ailidh McGeorge

    I was 15yrs old when I fell pregnant with my oldest son. Sister Roseanne was amazing and they helped my family and myself through a very difficult time. My son is now 11yrs old and I know that without prolifes help things could have been so different for us both.
    Thank you with all my heart and I know that many more girls will be helped by you all

  4. 4 peter wicks

    Thank you Pope John Paul II. Praise Jesus and Mary!!!

  5. I am working as a full time volunteer in life ministry among young women of disvantaged social and economic situations and am setting. Up aducation progRamme tomeet needs.I am relying on donations of books and dvds etc but the geatest need is for a model kit shoiwing pre born development.to this end I discovered that spuc sell tthese and priests for lIfe sell other good qualiity resources.a sum of a hundred pounds would coveR everything plese would you consideR such a donation? A few other things are neede also such as a tablet or netbook to enable the girls and women to access life information resources and help on the spot and provide online communication with life spUc etc immediately it is required. And donations of cash or kind to support these needs for life minisTry would be welcome even a secoNd hhand tablet or netbook or laptop.I hope you will consider such a request.I am a contemplative for life hermit and so am self supporting in providing for. MYself and this apostolate.if feasible please. Send aany offerinss to
    Pauline skinner
    37a jubilee road

    Thank you for your enerosity of time and ministry and may you receive divine blssing

  6. 6 Vicky

    I am overwhelmed and so appreciative of the help I have received from the Cardinal Winning project, without the love, help and support from Roseanne and Andrea myself and my son would not be in the position we are now.
    When I was worried and scared and didn’t know what to do they helped me and made me feel safe and secure and assured me everything would be ok. My son is 2 now and he could not be any more loved, he is a bright and fun young boy and is a complete joy to have. I am so glad I made the decision to keep him and was given the help and support to do so.
    God Bless.x

  7. 7 Mr Bernard cooper

    Have good condition second hand kids clothes,toys and soft toys also got good condition mamas and papas pram and second hand women clothes n shoes just clearing out house ie de cluttering and looking for good place to give which would be of most benefit to the less fortunate. Can u tell me bit more about your work. Look forward to your reply thanks

    • 8 gospeloflife

      We accept any good working order baby equipment and childrens clothes mainly. The other items we are not so in need of, but if you can’t find anywhere else to give them we do accept them.
      We are a charity which is part of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and we help women, families and children who need practical help. Some of these women are considering an abortion and others are pregnant with existing children who are in need of pracitcal help which makes life alittle easier for them ane their families. Due to the current finacial situation we almost always have a shortage of baby equipment. We help alot of women through projects who contact us regularly and they request various items which we try and give them. However if we don’t have one or more of these items then they go on a long waiting list until we can provide the items. If you would like to donate the items you specified then please contact us and arrange a day that is mutually suitable as sometimes we have issues with storage in the Initiative hall.

  8. 9 Brett

    Hi Sr Roseanna,

    We met at the recent launch of APS in Edinburgh. I wanted to donate money to the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative and Gift Aid it. You said that details were on the website but I have still failed to track them down. Are you able to post a link to a clear Gift Aid declaration and details of who to make cheques out to?

    Many thanks indeed.

    • 10 gospeloflife

      Thanks for getting in touch about donating. The way to donate and gift aid is to go the Sisters of the Gospel of Life blog gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com where we have set up a link and that will go to the Cardinal Winning Prolife Initiative because Srs Roseann and Andrea run the Initiative so it all goes into the same pot! If you can make cheques out to The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative please.

  9. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  10. 12 Karen

    I have a Moses Basket with stand-good order and lots of girls baby clothes, VGC. Would you like them?

    • 13 gospeloflife

      Yes please we would love to have them. Please give us a ring or just bring it along when you have a chance. Thanks very much.

  11. 14 Sweetness

    I am pregnant and this is goin to be my third child. Im 27 years old from South Africa. I dnt want this baby at all, im nt ready to go through that process again, i have been trying to kill it since day 1 but it doesnt want to go away. Im christian in a black community where if you have 3 or more you become a laughing stock from women to men. That is painfull if you ask me. I think im gonna die from heartache n stress pls help me

  12. 16 Amma

    Please pray for me, Sisters. I know abortion is a grave and mortal sin. But I am so sorely tempted to have one. Please pray with me, that God may keep me from mortal sin. Thank you

    • 17 gospeloflife

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. Prayers for you and your baby are assured. If you want to phone and talk to one of the Sisters for help and advice I am sure that together we can find a way to support you and your baby what ever your circumstances are. Please don’t make a decision you will regret.

  13. It’s a shame you don’t have a
    donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this
    fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle
    for book-marking and adding your RSS eed to my Google account.
    look forward to fresh updates and will share this blog wih my Facebook group.

    Chat soon!

    • 19 gospeloflife

      We have got a donate button on our “sister” blog, gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com because the sisters run the initiative and so any money donated on this blog comes to us so feel free to go to that blog. Hope you enjoy the blog, we need some regular visitors!

  14. 20 me333

    hi there, I just had baby scan done a few days ago and been told that my baby got acrania and will die while still in womb or just after is being born. i’m truly devastated by that news and I can’t stop crying. I would like to born it anyway. Is there any group/blog in UK or someone who went through that I could speak with? thanks anna

  15. 21 car

    Right here is the right website for everyone who hopes to find
    out about this topic. You understand so much its
    almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally
    will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for many years.
    Wonderful stuff, just great!

  16. Thanks dear Roseann! Some years ago u save my life! Im orphan and u care about me more than someone else. I did lot of mistakes. I know u try save me. I broke my life. But u did all for my saving! Today Im alone. My first married expierence was sad. I never get married again. But I have 4 kids. Yes we live not good. Yes we need a foid a medicine and biggest problem is the clothes and stuff for kids. And… Im eaiting baby number five…and again without father. Im stupid I know but I do not live any my children. I will fight in this life but I will stand up and try live for kids. Dear Roseann,u was and u are my Hilly Cross mother. U teach me a lot. U try save me. I broke my life. I get 2 bedroom flat like orphan from government. I miss u. U was the best what I had in my life.

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