Mike has been an unfailing supporter and a powerful advocate for disadvantaged people throughout his more than 33 years as a CAFOD volunteer. Starting the CAFOD Liverpool Fun Run in 1983 with other volunteers, through his vision, his humour, his strength and leadership, he has carried it throughout. He is always engaging and working alongside others to bring the Fun Run the success it always is, an expression of solidarity by the Catholic community of Liverpool and their friends.
Mike was a wonderfully engaging interviewee on Radio Merseyside on several occasions encouraging participation in the Fun Run. Through the Fun Run to date, people have been able to add at least £459,000 and a lot of prayer and hard work to the efforts of their brothers and sisters overseas
In 2008, CAFOD Liverpool Manager Chris Lappine said of Mike, “This is the 25th CAFOD Liverpool Fun Run and I know from experience that most of the lasting things in this world are often established not by high profile people, but by those who on a day-to-day basis quietly and generously have given their time, their energy and their love.”
Mike has always worked tirelessly in the background to make this happen. As a volunteer visiting Schools in the Archdiocese, he has also spoken with PE and RE staff, head teachers and parish priests to encourage greater participation in CAFOD’s work.