A big thank you goes out to all of you that took part in the second annual Nativity Run this weeked!
Around 120 people took part in the 5km run on London’s Clapham Common on Saturday, December 15. Runners aged 5 to 64 – dressed as shepherds, angels, sheep, Fr Christmas and his reindeer, elves, penguins, wise men and even cheese – turned out for the run on a bright winter morning.
Two teachers and a group of students from Maria Fidelis School, Phoenix Road, Euston, set out to raise £400. They had a cake sale beforehand that raised £85 and have been sponsored by friends and family. One of the girls has raised £94 herself. They said: “We wanted to help and it was better than just donating money. You’re doing something and you’ve actually been part of something.”
Participants in the annual fun run are encouraged to dress up as a character from the Christmas story, such as a shepherd, an angel, a wise man, or another character associated with Christmas. The goal is to have fun and raise money for CAFOD to help its work towards improving the quality of life for people living in poverty around the world.
Event organiser Hannah Patterson said: “It was a lovely day and great to see so many people enjoying themselves and making a difference at the same time. People have so much on their minds at this time of year it was a delight to see that they could still be thinking of others and that they got the chance to take part in such a joyful activity.”
Thanks again to everyone who came along and helped to make the run such a successful festive event. If you are interested in raising money for CAFOD by taking part in a fun and energetic sporting event, check out CAFOD’s Sponsored Events webpage by clicking here.