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.
This time we’re introducing you to Moira and Paul Devlin from St Bartholomew’s Parish in Rainhill. Moira has recently joined CAFOD as an Education Volunteer, but has been attending the CAFOD Fun Run for years with her husband Paul and their family. Moira says, ‘Our family just love taking part in the CAFOD Fun Run every year, it has become part of our Christmas and we would recommend it to everyone. It’s a great opportunity to come together again and remember what Christmas is all about. We always bring our dog too and that’s my excuse for walking and not running!! But it’s the taking part that counts! This year I’ll be volunteering on the World Gifts stall like I did last year, with my husband, Paul. We’re really excited for this year’s event and we’re delighted to be more involved. We need your support though, 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!