Bernard would be totally surprised to hear that he has been profiled in recognition of his work as a Campaign Volunteer.
Looking back over the last 25 years of being a CAFOD volunteer, in both his parish and across the diocese, we see he has been spreading the word, encouraging people, and persuading them to support CAFOD’s campaigns.
When he doesn’t think it is possible, he persuades his parish priest and parishioners to sign petitions and postcards to their MP, and as a parish volunteer he keeps things going when it is most difficult.
He has brought people together across Cambridge for prayer vigils and pilgrimages, turning up to support them even when he cannot walk. His tireless and quietly generous approach enables others to join in and he uses his justice and peace links across the diocese to involve other people too.
His interests range much broader than one organisation, but it is always CAFOD’s activities that are top of any agenda that he puts together, always promoting the next opportunity for people to raise their voices alongside those of our partners and their communities throughout the world.
Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for CAFOD, Bernard; it is greatly appreciated.