Eve Rodgers joined me tonight to talk about how Christians Against Poverty developed from the vision of John Kirkby from Bradford who in 1996 found himself in financial difficulties and with nowhere to turn for help. The organisation has grown to over 2,400 groups providing free debt counselling. Eve told us that most clients take over three years to approach the organisation. Many of them have reached a point where they are afraid to open letters or even go to answer the door bell. CAP will take all all the necessary paper work and telephone negotiating needed to address the situation. An important aspect of the work is building a relationship of trust with the clients, showing that they genuinely care and demonstrating practically the love of God. For some clients it takes years to work through all that needs to be done. Since opening in December 2028 the Brentwood group have helped many local people. For direct contact phone 0800328666. More information can be found at cap.org/iwant help The work is continuing during the pandemic. Eve’s own lockdown experiences had shown her how important it is to maintain social contact with people. Also that we all fill our homes with too many items that we don’t need.
We remembered the legacy of James Bond films featuring Sean Connery throughout the show.
John Barry – James Bond theme
Mett Munroe – From Russia with love – requested by Phyl
Bill Withers – Lean on me – chosen by Eve
Lauren Diagle – Rescue – chosen by Eve
Josh Groban – You are loved – chosen by Eve
Birthdays this week.
Adam Ant celebrated his 66th birthday. We heard Ant music, which was loved by listeners.
Adam Ant then, and now.
Vanilla Ice was 53 years old this week. We heard USA no 1 Ice Ice baby.
Lulu celebrated her 72nd birthday this week. We listened to the title track from the film To Sir with love, a USA no 1.
Patrick was our winner tonight. Eve was close behind.
Tom Jones – Thunderball
Cilla Black – Anyone who had a heart – Patrick asked to hear anything by Cilla.
Sophie Griffiths – Keep your love – the video was released this week and I posted on the Facebook group Patrick Sherring on Phoenix98FM
Chart this week in 1977
No 1 Abba – The name of the game
No 5 Tom Robinson – 2, 4, 6, 8, Motorway
No 18 Santana – She’s not there.
Travis – Where you stand
Dolly Parton – Love is like a butterfly – remembering Geoffrey Palmer who passed away today. This song was from the sitcom Butterflies that ran from 1978-1983 and Geoffrey was one of the stars.
Nancy Sinatra – You only live twice
Hilary Scott – Beautiful messes
Carol Emerald – One day
Join me next week when my guest is Alasdair MacKay, writer and director of Anonymous the film. Check them out on Facebook. @anonymousthefilm