Why I volunteer: running in memory of my dad

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers! Here’s a great example of local teacher Ben putting his faith into action!

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Ben McMullen, CAFOD volunteer and deputy head of All Hallows Catholic High School, Preston Ben McMullen, deputy head of All Hallows Catholic High School, Preston, volunteered to run the 2016 London Marathon

Ben McMullen is the Deputy Head of All Hallows Catholic High School in Preston.  In April he ran the 2016 Virgin London Marathon for CAFOD in memory of his father, Vin McMullen. Just before the marathon, he spoke to Jade Till of CAFOD’s media team, about the inspiration from his father and the course that CAFOD continues to run through his life.

CAFOD’s been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. My dad, Vin McMullen, worked for CAFOD for 16 years, from 1981 – 1997.  He was the very first regional organiser outside of London.  His area was originally the north of England, and then eventually covered Salford, Shrewsbury, Liverpool, and Lancaster dioceses.

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Vin McMullen (centre) with Julian Filochowski (left) and others at the first Liverpool Fun Run in 1984 Vin McMullen (centre) with Julian Filochowski (left) and…

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