We’re on a countdown to the CAFOD Fun Run which takes place on Tuesday 27th December at The Mystery, Wavertree Sports Park, Liverpool, L15 4LE.
We thought it would be a great idea to let you know how the event is coming together and introduce you to the wonderful volunteers on our organising committee.
Today, we’re starting with Mike Devereux, who, along with his daughter, Susan, has joined
the Volunteer Organising Committee this year. Mike says, ’I’ve taken part in the CAFOD Fun Run over the last 15 years. This year, me, my daughter, Sue and her husband, Richard, decided to get more involved. I’m delighted to be part of the team that is keeping this event running. CAFOD really needed extra support and we’re so happy we’ve been able to do this through redesigning the posters and arranging for printed materials, free of charge to CAFOD, as well as setting up on the day and ensuring the event runs as smooth as possible. It would be brilliant to have everyone’s support, so please do come and join us on 27th December’.
This year’s CAFOD Fun Run will be supporting the Ethiopia Food Crisis, where ten million people are facing a crippling drought. Severe and extreme weather shifts, part of the El Niño effect, mean that the rains in Ethiopia have failed twice. Farmers are losing their crops, water sources are drying up, and families are struggling to keep themselves and their animals alive. As a result, an estimated 400,000 children are suffering from malnutrition and millions are in need of emergency food and clean water. Money raised from the CAFOD Fun Run will be used to scale up our work and reach more vulnerable women, men and children with life-saving aid.
Remember you can run, walk or toddle and dogs are welcome too! If taking part isn’t for you, perhaps enjoying a cup of tea, buying a raffle ticket and listening to entertaining jazz music from local band, The Rioters, would be more enjoyable. There is something for everyone at the CAFOD Fun Run so please do come along and support this event! Please arrive for a 12pm registration and 1pm run!