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 merrytreealix@aol.com 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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