Meet our CAFOD Fun Run Volunteer, Marty

We’re on a countdown to the CAFOD Fun Run which takes place on Tuesday 27th December

CAFOD Fun Run Committee Volunteer Marty Hirrell

CAFOD Fun Run Committee Volunteer Marty Hirrell

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.

Let’s start with Marty Hirrell from Wavertree who, as a local runner, has taken part in the run many times over the years.  Marty said, ‘As a past winner of the CAFOD Fun Run, I wanted to get involved in making the event happen!  There is a lot of hard work and effort that goes on behind the scenes in order for these events to take place and when I heard that CAFOD were looking for volunteers to help, I felt it was about time I gave something back!  It’s a great event and we’re really keen for it to be another success this year.  So come along and support us!’

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!

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