On 1 December, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon dedicated the CAFOD Liverpool Volunteer Centre.
He was joined on the occasion by volunteers Justine Silcock and Elizabeth Yankiah, CAFOD NW Regional staff and CAFOD’s new Head of Parish Engagement and Volunteering, Jo Kitterick.
“It was a wonderful and relaxed occasion,” said Jo. “It was a great honour to have Archbishop Malcolm with us and we spoke about our work in partnership in the Archdiocese. CAFOD is well known here and having the Volunteer Centre for people across the Archdiocese where people can get advice, materials and support for their work locally, is a great asset. We are so grateful for the support of local people.”
Before dedicating it, Archbishop Malcolm blessed the building, praying for all who come here to work and for inspiration to help those in greatest need. He cut the ribbon to dedicate its new status as a Volunteer Centre.
The Centre at 27 Crofton Rd, Old Swan in Liverpool is where CAFOD has been based for 11 years. The former presbytery of St Brendan’s Church was recently redecorated by a team of staff from Royal Sun Alliance and Accenture in Liverpool acting, fittingly, as volunteers
on their staff Volunteer Day. The team of 22 thoroughly enjoyed their day and transformed the building teaming up with CAFOD staff to redecorate the rooms while some tackled the garden. Suitably, all the paint was recycled from Recipro, protecting the environment and saving money.
“It was a really enjoyable day and good to see the benefits of your work straightaway,” said Fergus Seavers. “It was a phenomenal achievement to do so much in one day – the power of team work, and tea and cake!”
Left to right we have:
- Elizabeth Yankiah CAFOD Admin Volunteer
- Jo Kitterick Head of Parish Participation and Volunteering: CAFOD
- Justine Silcock CAFOD Education Volunteer Team Coordinator
- Ged Edwards CAFOD Liverpool
- Fergus Seavers: RSA/Accenture
- Ann Hayes CAFOD Liverpool
- Archbishop Malcolm McMahon
- Colette Byrne CAFOD Liverpool
If you would like to come and explore – and find out more about volunteering for CAFOD, please call Ged or Colette on 0151 228 4028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!