Cardinal Newman College on the run

An impressive team of 29 students and staff from Cardinal Newman College in Preston made a huge impact in the Great Manchester Run by raising funds for people less fortunate than themselves.

Before the run

Before the run

The group, including principal Nick Burnham, ran the 10km through a sunny Manchester city centre on Sunday, May 26 in support of the work CAFOD does to tackle poverty and injustice in over 40 countries across the globe.

From left to right: Nick, Artur, Agata, Monika and Gertrude

From left to right: Nick, Artur, Agata, Monika and Gertrude

Year 13 student, Artur Kowalski said: “I enjoyed taking part in the Great Manchester Run last year so much that I am running it again this year. I am part of the CAFOD group at Cardinal Newman College and have been learning all about the fantastic work they do. I believe it is extremely important to support developing countries and this is why I’m fundraising for such a great cause.”

Natasha and Beth on the run.   It was Natasha's 17th birthday too!

Natasha and Beth on the run.
It was Natasha’s 17th birthday too!

Earlier in May, the whole college focused on the Enough Food For Everyone IF Campaign on global hunger, covering it every day in registration tutorials and in General RE classes. The week ended with staff and students forming a giant human ‘IF’ on the lawn outside the college.

Yumna, Jess and Jane before the run

Yumna, Jess and Jane before the run

Enough Food for Everyone IF is a coalition of more than 170 organisations that have joined together to campaign for action by the G8 on the issue of global hunger. The last time we worked together at this scale was for Make Poverty History. Now that the G8 group of world leaders are returning to the UK, we are demanding they take action on hunger.

Rosa Trelfa from CAFOD Lancaster said:  “These Year 12 and 13 students have taken time out of their studies to take part in this huge event alongside 40,000 other runners.  I admire their spirit. The example they show to us in expressing their desire to make a difference is inspiring.  The students are familiar with the issues around global hunger – this is one way of responding postively to that.  Some fantastic

Becky, Charlotte and Beth after the run

Becky, Charlotte and Beth after the run

running times gained too!”

Huge thanks also to the staff who ran with the students and to all the families who came along to support the runners – it was a great team effort.  Every single member of the team was a credit to their family and to their college.  Proud of you all!

ps Good luck with the exams – back to your revision…..

 

 

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