Dear Marist Mission Centre Friends,
Br. Charles “Charlie’ Randle is now 79 years young and still riding his bike for 500+ kms to support our Cycling for Children Appeal for the restoration of a school Education Centre at Chanel College, Samoa.
After more than 50 years working in a variety of ministries in our Province, he is enjoying living in a retirement village in Brisbane near his family. Br. Charlie had further knee surgery earlier last year and still manages to ride his bike for 25 kms most days of the week.
This year he will be joined by some of our Marist seminarians studying for the priesthood in Rome. There are 16 Marist seminarians from 8 different countries Bougainville, Brazil, Cameroon, Fiji, Mexico, New Zealand, Senegal and Solomon Islands.
Our 2020 Cycling for Children Appeal is for the restoration of a 40 year old two story education centre built in the shape of a Samoan house – known as a FALE. This wonderful building is in an oval shape and has survived forty years of weather and cyclones in Oceania. It is now badly in need of restoration and repair.
This year the Marist Mission Centre again invites you to sponsor Br. Charlie in Brisbane and the Marist seminarians in Rome to raise funds for educational opportunities for the students at Chanel College Samoa and the alleviation of poverty in that country.