CAFOD volunteer Annie Webb is preparing to run the world’s most famous half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields with 50,000 other runners who will be taking part this year. This is the first time Annie has run a half marathon and is looking forward to meeting other CAFOD supporters from around the Yorkshire region who are also running to raise funds for CAFODs life saving projects such as safe water and improved sanitation for the young and vulnerable families. Annie is passionate about caring for others, her main job involves nursing very young babies to full health at the Sheffield Neonatal Unit in Jessop’s Hospital.
Annie, pictured above, said ” I’ve been really moved by the plight of the people suffering from the drought in many parts of Africa and that certainly helped keep me going with the training. It has helped me to remain focussed on boosting my fundraising, and I have been struck by how many people have been very supportive and really do care about what is going on overseas.”