Ride The Lights For CAFOD

Dear All,

Ride the Lights – Bike for Boreholes for Ethiopia

Be part of Team CAFOD
Tuesday, 30th August 2011, 7pm start
Blackpool Promenade
(full joining instructions on registration)

I am pleased to enclose details of this year’s Ride the Lights in Blackpool and invite you take part.

By joining Team CAFOD, not only will you preview the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, but also help raise funds to address the chronic need for water in the communities of Arato and Maytsedo in northern Ethiopia.  I enclose a supplementary sheet of information with further details of this specific programme.

I have sent this poster to all parish priests in the Blackpool/Fylde/Preston and Lancaster areas.  Any gentle encouragement you can give to circulate this within the parish will be appreciated.  Do feel free to mention this yourself to others and to invite them to register.
As places on the team are limited, we will be asking each team member to try and raise a minimum of £50.00 in sponsorship, to contribute to the funding of a borehole in Ethiopia. The total cost of providing one borehole, including, drilling, development, wellhead and pump, would be £3,439. Without fresh water life grinds to a halt, but when you add fresh water, people, land and life can flourish.

Ride the Lights is not a bike race, it’s a fun and free bike ride open to all cyclists.  Under 16s are welcome, accompanied by an adult. Last year’s Ride the Lights for CAFOD was well supported by cyclists from within the diocese and beyond, young and not-so-young – a sociable evening with a positive outcome.

Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and prayers. In the current precarious global climate, the solidarity we show to our sisters and brothers around the world is ever more important.  We cannot, and will not, walk away.

Kind regards,


Patrick Gardner
CAFOD Lancaster Diocesan Officer

CAFOD Lancaster
St Walburge’s Centre
St Walburge’s Gardens

Tel: 01772 733310
E-mail: lancaster@cafod.org.uk



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