Running 13 Miles to Raise Money for CAFOD

Alix Downing

Alix Downing

Good Luck and thank you to Alix Downing from Our Lady of Sorrows & St Philip Benizi Church Fordingbridge who is running the London Landmarks Half ( a half marathon 13.1 miles) on Saturday 25th March. She is hoping to raise money for the CAFOD Lent fast day appeal and a local nursery school.

Alix told me why she is running to raise money “I live in Woodgreen in the New Forest with my husband David, and our daughter. I’m a Chartered Surveyor and commute to Winchester four days a week, so running has always been my “treat” on a Friday, and at the weekend.  I’ve always enjoyed running and have done the Great South Run twice, so when I saw that there was a new London half marathon, I decided the time had come to up my distance.  As I was lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot, I have been able to choose my charities – CAFOD and the new nursery at my daughter’s school, Western Downland CofE Primary School, in the villages of Rockbourne and Damerham, (where I am a governor).

I have been a member of the CAFOD group at church, and have always been so impressed by what is achieved with the monies raised, that when Helen Eales gave a very emotive appeal for Lenten Fast Day, bringing home to the congregation how many children die every few minutes, it was a natural charity to support.  And, of course, everything I raise for CAFOD will be doubled!”

Alix and her daughter

Alix and her daughter

If you would like to sponsor Alix then please contact her by email and don’t forget that any money donated to the Lent fast day appeal will be doubled by the UK Government.

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