Well done to Great North Runners!!

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.”

 

Alex Krzyz - Great North Run 2                                   Embedded image permalink

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”.

 

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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.

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