Meet our CAFOD Fun Run Volunteer, Matt

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

CAFOD Fun Run Committee Volunteer, Matthew Elliott

CAFOD Fun Run Committee Volunteer, Matthew Elliott

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.

This time we’re introducing you to Matt Elliott who has been a CAFOD Volunteer since October 2015.  Matt says, ’I started my voluntary work with CAFOD last year based in the office, where I did a lot of the promotion for the event such as past participant mailings, social media and local publicity.  Now that I’m working during office hours, I can’t help in this capacity, but I was really keen to stay involved.  I joined the volunteer organising committee and I’ve really enjoyed attending the meetings and meeting the rest of the team.  Last year I participated in the run but this year I’m volunteering at the event by producing the slideshow and displays, as well as working on the raffle stall.  It would be brilliant to have everyone’s support, so please do come and join us on 27th December.’

Matt took part in last year's CAFOD Fun Run

Matt took part in last year’s CAFOD Fun Run

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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