Walking for Syria

Peter Flint and Gordon Moss from St Stephen's and St Joseph's, Warrington respectively.

Gordon Moss (left) and Peter Flint  from St Joseph’s and St Stephen’s, Warrington.

CAFOD supporters who take part in the Wirral Coastal walk never quite know what type of weather to expect. During recent years they have been sunburnt, sand-blasted and awash with rain. This year was no different with a myriad of weather thrown at them. However, this did not deter the stalwart group of CAFOD supporters who walked either 4, 8 or 15 miles in solidarity with those we work with in Syria.

Read about our work in Syria

Amongst those walking were a group of friends.Julia and Richard Blundell with their children Sylvia and Adrian were first time walkers and did 4 miles. Well done Blundell family. Here’s hoping we will see you again next year! They were fortunate enough to miss the rain, but Cecily and Daniel Sabino, veterans of the walk, were not so lucky. Cecily says: ” Daniel and I completed the 15 miles despite getting soaked. I even contemplated phoning my husband at West Kirby but my Catholic guilt kicked in and we forged ahead . It was great to finish and we look forward to collecting our sponsor money and meeting up with Finbar and our friends in Birkenhead to present our money to Cafod.”

 left to right: Julia and Richard Blundell with their children, Cecily and Daniel Sabino

left to right: Julia and Richard Blundell with their children, Cecily and Daniel Sabino

Finbar Stewart, our Events Volunteer, who organises the CAFOD contingent on the walk says: “This year we had slightly fewer walkers but they seem to have collected more sponsorship than previous years. I am cautiously optimistic that the monies will reach £10,000”

Interested in holding an event for CAFOD? Find tips and toolkits here.

If you are interested in finding out more about how, where and why we work in Syria why not come along and hear Alan Tomlinson, Emergency Programme Manager for Syria. Perhaps then, next year, you may want to face the elements and take part in the Wirral Coastal Walk 2017!

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