Local volunteer Annie, runs the Great North Run 2012

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.”

If you would like to know more about CAFOD’s work please visit www.cafod.org.uk or would like to sponsor Annie to finish the run please let us know by email to Hallam@cafod.org.uk

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

2 thoughts on “Local volunteer Annie, runs the Great North Run 2012

  1. Hello Annie, just back from our holiday and catching up on the news. Hope the GNR went well and that you have recovered! Best wishes Helen

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