Without someone like Tony we would not be able to keep our records straight and ordered. Office volunteers are priceless and very important to our work. Are you interested in doing something similar? Why not look at our volunteering page to find out how you can join Tony and others like him.
Intrepid CAFOD supporters are always thinking of new challenges to take tackle with their bikes! Andrew Thorley and David Derbyshire from Shrewsbury Diocese, have just completed the trans Pennine Cycle Ride. Setting off on Saturday 26th July from Hornsea they completed the 215 miles on Wednesday 30th July in Southport. On the way they stopped at Blessed John Henry Newman Church in Warrington where they were greeted by a group of supportrers.
Andrew told us “I did a Warrington to York cycle ride a few years ago for CAFOD and enjoyed it, it’s quite a way but once I get going I’m sure I’ll enjoy the journey!’ Prior to the Warrington to York ride Andrew completed a sponsored row for CAFOD in various locations around Warrington. So he is not new to taking up challenges to support CAFOD.
Many thanks are due to Andrew and David’s family, friends and supporters from the parish who have helped in so many ways. I’m sure they enjoyed spending last night at home. Well done to both of you it is a wonderful achievement.
A chance walk along the promenade at New Brighton one Sunday about thirteen years ago inspired one of our CAFOD supporters. On that Sunday Finbarr saw hundreds of people walking, wearing t shirts for a whole variety of Charities and wondered , ” Would I be able to to get a group of people together to walk for CAFOD?” The following year 2003 he did. Twelve years later the Wirral Coastal Walkers have raised £147.055 for CAFOD. This year despite the recession the 42 walkers raised £10,305 for the CAFOD Syrian Crisis Appeal. We can only imagine how many of our brothers and sisters have been helped by the walkers and their supporters over the years
It is on behalf of these individuals and communities that we want to thank Finbarr, our priests and all our walkers, and sponsors for your loyalty, good humour and commitment to this annual event and to helping others in need. You, have all been, and are, a real inspiration.
However as you can see from the slideshow all of this is rounded off by a fun packed presentation evening at St Werburgh and St Laurence Parish Birkenhead with music, dancing bingo, raffles, an auction and refreshments. This generous community come together to celebrate and have fun.