MY DAY AT THE WAVE BERNARD WHITE SOUTHWARK VOLUNTEER

My day at The Wave – 5 December 2009

The rain stopped as I walked to the station and I thought “this is going to be a good day”. And so it proved to be.

I joined some of my fellow CAFOD stewards on the third floor of Methodist Central Hall at Westminster, where we were to look after the CAFOD stall during the ecumenical service attended by Archbishop Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. I was overwhelmed by the numbers of people attending the service and their excitement and enthusiasm for the cause they were supporting. Young and old, I believe there were over 3,000 people in Central Hall, and many more were either in the basement watching on a big screen or remaining outside because there were no more spaces inside. Continue reading