Congratulations to Jane for Completing the Great South Run

Jane after the run.

Jane after the run.

Congratulations and many thanks to Jane McCarthy from St John Bosco church in Woodley for completing the Great South run on Sunday with a time of 1hour and 46 minutes.  Also thanks to all those who supported her and sponsored her . You can still contribute to her just giving fund in aid of CAFOD by clicking on this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/janemccarthy77

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Running for CAFOD in the Great South Run

Jane McCarthy

Jane McCarthy

After hearing about CAFOD’s work at the supporter’s meeting in Basingstoke in February Jane McCarthy from St John Bosco parish in Woodley decided to get involved and raise funds for CAFOD. Her family had always been supporters of CAFOD especially her Dad who was a regular monthly donor until he passed away. A keen runner Jane started training for The Great South Run which takes place on  Sunday 22nd October. The race is 10 miles or 16 kilometres around the streets and historic places in Portsmouth. She has set a just giving page and is asking for sponsorship so please support her by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/janemccarthy77 

Many thanks to Jane for a fantastic way to fundraise for CAFOD and we hope to post some photos of her on the Great South Run later on. Has Jane inspired you to fundraise for CAFOD? If so do let us know so that we can celebrate your achievements on our blog.

 

Isle of Wight Teacher Runs to Show Solidarity with Refugees in the Great South Run

Kate Bakewell

Kate Bakewell preparing to run in the Great South Run

A local teacher from the Isle of Wight was inspired to run the Great South Run to show solidarity with refugees around the world.

On Sunday 23 October, primary school teacher Kate Bakewell, who teaches at St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School, Tooting Bay, travelled from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth to complete the 10 mile long Great South Run.

She was inspired to run in solidarity with refugees after looking at her own class and wanting to help other children who have had to flee their homes. Fundraising for the aid agency, CAFOD, which has been working alongside refugees, she completed the race in 1hr 56 mins and has so far raised over £220.

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