Posts Tagged ‘Chris Lappine’


October 9, 2013

The Dream Team at St Bede’s Ormskirk has been very very busy. The team is a group of senior pupils who meet weekly to plan and organise charity events within the school.
CAFOD’s Chris Lappine visited the school on the 4th October to talk to Y9 students and collect this amazing cheque of £2,975.45 !

£1,319.00 of which was for CAFOD’s Syria Appeal.

Many many thanks to everyone for their tremendous team work.

St Bede’s Mission Statement is

“Christ is at the centre of our lives”.


September 28, 2012

Do you have room for a child like Gift? Pumpkin leaves for every meal that’s all Gift and his family had to eat. When Gift needed us most, CAFOD was there. We helped his family set up a vegetable garden and made sure they had the seeds, tools and water they needed to grow nutritious food.

Today they have enough food. And they sell their extra vegetables for a profit which gives them hope for the future.

Fundraising with CAFOD means you get to play a part in changing the lives of some of the world’s poorest women, men and children.

With your parish, with your friends, at work, as a family, or as an individual – however you choose to raise money, you can have fun supporting our work. And this Harvest fast day we’re inviting you to share the harvest with people around the world who don’t have enough to eat. Thank you.

‘When you give a lunch or dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relations or rich neighbours … invite the poor’ 

Luke 14 12-13


February 8, 2012

Nearly 2,500 supporters packed Westminster Cathedral for a mass of celebration for CAFOD’s 50th Anniversary.
Supporters from the Archdiocese of Liverpool joined others from dioceses all over England and Wales on Saturday 28th January to give thanks for 50 years of standing in solidarity with the poor, and to pray for the continued commitment to work toward ending poverty and injustice.
The mass was celebrated by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, with the homily given by Bishop John Arnold. Bishop John spoke warmly of the work CAFOD has accomplished throughout the world, drawing on his experiences as a CAFOD trustee and his firsthand accounts of seeing CAFOD’s partners in action.
Symbols of CAFOD’s commitment to the greater world were present throughout the mass. The mass began with a procession of images depicting a significant person from each decade of CAFOD’s history, including Davi Yanomami of the Yanomami tribe in Brazil, and Cardinal David Hume. During the offertory, a number of gifts symbolising CAFOD’s work were brought up to the sanctuary, including a Romero Crucifix hand-painted by one of CAFOD’s partners in El Salvador. Following communion
It was an emotional day for many supporters directly affected by CAFOD’s work. Margaret Mwaniki, a CAFOD trustee and partner from Kenya, spoke to the congregation of her experience working with CAFOD in Kenya, as well as a strong call for support for CAFOD’s latest campaign, Thirst for Change. For Ellen Teague, a former CAFOD employee, the mass “felt like a family reunion,” reuniting her with old colleagues and new friends who shared in this common cause of “undertaking jubliean tasks of social justice.”

From Chris Bain CAFOD’s Director “ I am happy and honoured to welcome so many of you to Westminster Cathedral to join us in marking the beginning of CAFOD’s 50th anniversary year. Throughout the past half –century CAFOD and its partners have worked to end extreme poverty and disadvantage, looking towards a just world which anticipates God’s kingdom on earth, where every person can flourish and live in dignity and peace.
None of this would have been possible without the loyal and dedicated support from Catholics in England and Wales, the outstanding work of our partners who are working directly with the world’s poorest communities, or the long-standing backing of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Today, we come together in prayer, giving thanks to God for the grace which has enables us to achieve so much and to see God’s blessing on all that we do in the future.
Thank you for being with us here today and for the tremendous support you have given CAFOD throughout the last 50 years. I hope we can recommit ourselves to building a just, paceful and sustainable world.”


January 4, 2012

Rangifer Tarandus (aka Chris Lappine) and Bambi (aka Freddie Paul Lappine) were delighted because it was the bestest and balmiest weather since the fun run began 28 years ago !!


What a difference a year makes. Twelve months after the whole country was frozen  temperatures reached highs of 15C (59f) as we approached the 1pm start of the 2011 CAFOD Fun Run.  With reports of dancing daffodils welcoming our runners and walkers in Wavertree Park we knew we were going to have an amazing day.

More to follow…………………..


November 21, 2011

The Cast and Backstage Crew

Who did do it ?

A Likely Suspect........

Inspector Sherlock Clueless Investigates

St Anne’s players put on a wonderful production of Murder becomes a Habit on Friday 18th November  with proceeds in aid of CAFOD.  The murder mystery is set in the refectory of St Ethelburga’s Convent on a stormy night.  The arrival of unexpected guests results in startling consequences.  Inspector Sherlock Clueless certainly had his work cut out.  Even though the audience were able to question the players no one guessed who the murderer(s) was (were) ?

Many thanks to The Players and all those who helped in any way to make this such a special night and for raising £350.00 for CAFOD !!


October 11, 2011

It's quackers for CAFOD !

On one of the hottest days of the year Friday 30th September the CAFOD umbrellas were out in good style to protect the children of Runnymede St Edwards!

The entire school took part in the CAFOD Dream Team project as part of their celebrations for Harvest including new Headteacher Mr Slater now also known as Mr Starter.  The children, all teachers and staff took part in the CAFOD sponsored fun run around the school grounds.
The Nursery children were quite taken with Quackers the CAFOD Duck who turned up to lend his support.  They were blessed with glorious weather. Together they raised a brilliant £650!  Quack quack !!

The following week the school celebrated Harvest with a special Collective Worship in school led by Year 6.  Each class thought about their dreams for a fairer and more just world and watched a CAFOD presentation about children in Kenya. A message from Runnymede –

                                     ” Now we know that all our effort will make a difference to children across the world.”


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HOPE you don’t drop the balls…..

September 29, 2011

To promote, CAFOD’s new campaign, ‘don’t drop the ball on climate change,’ CAFOD Liverpool’s Chris Lappine popped along to the fresher’s fair at HOPE university with some fair-trade juggling balls to challenge the students to see who could juggle the longest. So with the prize being what every student wants….baked beans, competition was fierce….

So with the gauntlet thrown down, the competition really het up……..

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The lucky winner was student Sean Yates who managed to keep the balls up in the air for a  grand total of 17 seconds. Congratulations and enjoy your beans!!!!


Shaw Hills Golf Club Hits the Sweet-Spot for the 5th Year

September 13, 2011

For the 5th year Mrs Kathleen Tyrer has happily hosted her renowned Charity Golfing Day, Black Tie Dinner and Auction on Friday 9th September at Shaw Hills.  Golfers were favoured with  fair weather which flowed over the fairways all day and evening guests were rewarded with a superb sunset  at 7.30pm.  Kathleen has  again chosen CAFOD and the charity Maninga Mozambique to be the beneficiaries of this wonderful event. Many thanks Kathleen for your continued support. (Pictured above are Ged Tyrer  Chris Lappine  Kathleen Tyrer  and  Mike Gunning.


 CAFOD Volunteers Alicia Bardin and Kitty Cannon join Chris Lappine and James Tyrrell at Shaw Hill.

(And if you are wondering what a sweet-spot is read on….

A sweet-spot is a golfing term i.e. a precise spot on the face of a golf club that will deliver the maximum mass behind the ball, it is normally in the centre of the golf club face and if struck by this point of the golf club a ball will normally travel further than with any other part of the club.)

More photos from the Garden Party……

July 14, 2011

Hole in one!

September 24, 2010

Another wonderful golfing day, gourmet dinner, auction and raffle was enjoyed by all on Friday 10th September at Shaw Hill.  The auction list included a holiday in Portugal, two tickets to the Grand National 2011 and many more.  For the first time a silent auction was held for a Set of Silver Cutlery, One Year’s Full Membership of the Club, Golf Lessons and the chance to name an Eddie Stobart Truck !  Mrs Kathleen Tyrer thanked everyone who had contributed in any way and said “Above all I hope you have enjoyed the evening and felt the wonderful satisfaction of selflessly giving to make a real difference to your fellow humans in need.” A gigantic £18,000 was raised. Many thanks Kathleen.


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