Join us tomorrow at the annual CAFOD Fun Run!

Join us tomorrow at the annual CAFOD Fun Run at The Mystery, Wavertree Sports Park,

Mike Dooling and Mike Merriman have been involved since the first fun run!

Mike Dooling and Mike Merriman have been involved since the first fun run!

Liverpool, L15 4LE.

Mike Dooling has been organising running events in Merseyside for over 20 years and has been actively involved in organising the CAFOD Fun Run since 1996 after following in the footsteps of his school PE teacher, Mike Merriman, who has been organising the Fun Run since it began 33 years ago!

Mike said, “I’ve always organised athletics events and I am passionate about the work that CAFOD do.  I offered to get involved 20 years ago and have helped out ever since!  Mike Merriman taught me when I was at St Edward’s in West Derby, and it was great to work with him again.  The Fun Run is a fantastic event for all of the family to join after Christmas.  We have two routes, 3km and 7km.  We ask people to register from 12pm and the run will set off at 1pm!  Everyone is welcome so please come and join the fun!”

Mike Dooling and Mike Merriman celebrate last year's Fun Run total with CAFOD's Colette Byrne

Mike Dooling and Mike Merriman celebrate last year’s Fun Run total with CAFOD’s Colette Byrne

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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