Our heartfelt thanks go to Alex Krzyz one of our schools volunteers who took part in the Great North Run for CAFOD and finished with a time of 2.30.38!
Alex, who has so far raised over £800, said: “I’ve run in three half-marathons before, but that was 35 years ago. However, training went well and I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience”.
“In the last few years I’ve got more and more involved with CAFOD’s work and I now volunteer for them in local schools such as Notre Dame High School.
“It also gives you a feel-good factor to know that you’re helping to make a difference in the world.”
Angela Powell, CAFOD manager for Sheffield, said: “Running over 13 miles is not a feat for the faint-hearted, so we’re delighted Alex was prepared to put himself through the challenge in solidarity with people living in poverty across the world.”
Also running in the GNR for CAFOD was Steph Beech who is originally from the Hallam Diocese and is spending a year with CAFOD’s Step into the GAP programme working with young people in Salford diocese and will see her spending a month with one of CAFOD’s overseas partners. Steph was the 469th fastest female runner – no mean feat.
Ged Edwards, CAFOD manager for Salford said “CAFOD supporters participating in sponsored events such as the Great North Run play an important part in enabling CAFOD’s work fighting poverty overseas to take place. We would like to thank Stephanie for her generosity”.