This year I'll be running the last 1.1 miles of the Great North Run barefoot for CAFOD, in solidarity with people in extreme poverty for whom shoes, let alone trainers, are an unaffordable luxury.

I'll have an extra spring in my step though, as in early September I'm going to visit Kenya to see first-hand how your donations are used to change the lives of people in poverty. At present, the plan is to visit a training centre, a sports project in Niarobi's largest slum and a centre helping households which are headed by children.

HIV/AIDS has left many children to bring up their younger brothers and sisters after their parents have died.  I think this might be the most challenging part of my trip.

You can follow the build up to my visit at and I hope to tweet from Kenya.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my page and bigger thanks for your donation. CAFOD will spend it wisely.  

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 285776

CAFOD works with local partners and communities across the world - responding to emergencies, promoting long-term development and raising public awareness of the causes of poverty. We work with people of all faiths and none for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

Donations 6

Great effort John, best of luck!

Donation by Michael McNally on 17/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid


Donation by Lisa McBride on 17/09/10


Well done John. Good work. Have a good run.

Donation by Mark McNally on 16/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

I'd check in with a foot surgeon on Monday if I were you!

Donation by Chris Maunder on 16/09/10

Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Just thought I'd start you off!

Donation by Ged Naughton on 03/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£120.00
  • Offline donations£240.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£360.00
  • Gift Aid£28.21

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