Tour de Fred Finale

1 July 2013

Receiving bouquets and loaves of bread

Fred and Mark receive bouquets and loaves of bread at the Tour de Fred finale

CAFOD super-supporter Fred Uttley completed his 1,000 cycling challenge for CAFOD on Friday. Fred and his cycling companion Mark Brown finished their bike ride around all 22 dioceses of England and Wales by returning to Salford diocese. Their last stop was the Holy Name Catholic Church in Manchester, where they were given a noisy welcome by pupils from Holy Name RC Primary School and presented with bouquets and a loaf of bread each.

Fred wanted to thank everyone who had supported him during the bike ride and said “It’s a relief to be back but all worth it to raise awareness for Hungry For Change.” Having been away from home for almost three weeks, Fred had a family day planned on Saturday along with Mark and attended a special celebration day on Sunday with representatives from CAFOD and his fellow parishioners at St Phillip’s, Padiham. A slideshow of this thank you event can be found on the CAFOD Salford blog.

Hannah Patterson, CAFOD’s Event Coordinator said “We are so grateful to Fred and Mark for taking on such an incredible challenge for CAFOD and it was an honour to be in Salford to welcome them home on Friday. The funds Fred has raised will make an incredible difference to CAFOD’s food projects in Bangladesh and he’s raised a brilliant amount of awareness around our Hungry for Change campaign.”

Fred has raised a fantastic £3,500 for CAFOD so far, with more pledged from the 16 schools and 28 parishes he visited on his mammoth cycle. To sponsor Fred and add to his total, please visit and to find out more about how CAFOD is campaigning against hunger, check out

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