“The atmosphere on the night was fantastic and everyone just enjoyed the ride with the illuminations dazzling us all.” Jon, one of Team CAFOD
Patrick Gardner, from CAFOD Lancaster, said ” We’ve had a fantastic evening meeting and greeting our cyclists and hearing their stories when they all returned – which they all did, safe and sound. We’re really impressed with their enthusiasm and willingness to combine this unique evening with a show of solidarity for our sisters and brothers in Ethiopia. This Team CAFOD is something special!”
CAFOD is changing the lives of women like Hadas Hailu who lives in the Arato area in Ethiopia. She used to trek for hours each day, collecting dirty water and risking her family’s health. Today, she collects clean, safe water from the bore hole we helped to build in her village. Thanks to Team CAFOD’s efforts, our programme in Ethiopia can reach more people with food, water and a way to earn a living. That’s not bad for an evening’s cycling in Blackpool!
“What a night! Freezing for us, (well, me) here at the CAFOD stand, but so inspiring to see the goodwill of our team carrying us through the evening and cycling for entire communities in Ethiopia It’s been wonderful to see complete family groups cycling for CAFOD, young and not so young just enjoying the occasion.” said Rosa Trelfa, from CAFOD Lancaster.
Special thanks go to all those who came to support and accompany the team of cyclists, to Daniel who took some amazing photographs, to Lyn for donating some delicious cakes for sale on the evening, to Hayley for keeping us going with a flask of coffee (why didn’t I think of that?) but special thanks to all the cyclists. You are awesome.