The CAFOD Support Shop opened on Monday 1st June 1993. It poured with rain all day but business was steady and the takings totalled £160.00!
The official opening was performed by CAFOD Director Julian Filochowski on Saturday 12th June 1993. In a short ceremony, which concluded with the cutting of a CAFOD cake, Mgr George Mooney gave the shop a special blessing. MP Joe Benton, Fr Dave Gamble, Deacon Peter Callaghan, Cllr Paul Cummins and CAFOD Regional Organiser Vin McMullen.
were also present.
Julian’s message was that the shop was truly a pioneering venture, one that would be watched closely by many people in the months ahead.
20 years on the shop continues to flourish and bear great fruit for CAFOD’s family throughout the world.
At the present time Harry Wallace one of the pioneers back in 1993 pictured here with CAFOD’s Director Chris Bain isn’t too well and we would ask you to remember him in your prayers.
Pictured here Margaret and Frances part of the Tuesday Team.