“Earlier this year I spent one month volunteering in Calcutta, India with the Missionaries of Charity which was set up by Mother Theresa. It was a very inspiring and eye opening experience. When I returned I was keen to get involved with an overseas charity such as CAFOD so that I could continue working towards ending the poverty and social injustice that goes on in our world.
“From September I will be taking part in a year long volunteer scheme with CAFOD based in the Salford diocese. I have decided to run the 13.1 mile long Great North Run on 7 September this year to raise some money for CAFOD to begin my year. If you have the time to take a look at my fundraising page on the link below and sponsor me, I would be very grateful!”