Its that time of year again! Community Participation Coordinator’s Colette Byrne and Ged
Edwards are celebrating their last day before Christmas with festive mince pies but will be back with a bang on Tuesday 27th December for the annual CAFOD Fun Run!
Ged says, ‘Come and join us at The Mystery, Wavertree Sports Centre. It’s a really fun event and a great way to bring the family together and continue the festivities after Christmas or even burn off the extra calories! Anyone can take part in the 3km or 7km routes, you can even bring the dog!’
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.
This year’s event will include more stall to browse, catering from Scoff Outside and jazz music by The Rioters. Simply turn up on the day from 12pm – 3pm. Liverpool screenwriter and CAFOD supporter Frank Cottrell Boyce is a big supporter of the event and will be there on the day to start the race and take part with all of his family.
Remember you can run, walk or toddle, 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 would be more enjoyable. There is something for everyone at the CAFOD Fun Run so please do come along and support this event!