Why David is running the London Marathon for CAFOD

The London Marathon takes place on 21 April and CAFOD has a full team of runners this year. David Wells – an international speaker, teacher, catechist and author – will be one of them.

David speaks to parishes, charities, schools and businesses to encourage them in their lives and work. He recently came to speak at CAFOD and is also talking at our volunteer event Ripples of Hope in June.

David running the Plymouth Half Marathon

David is excited to take on the challenge of running a marathon and raising funds for CAFOD. He has been training hard while overcoming some knee struggles. As he jokingly says: “I have always loved running but with 61 years behind me, two dodgy knees and a calf with more knots than a sailor’s dingy, I’m aware that my chance of doing a marathon is the only thing getting slimmer.”

David has been a supporter of CAFOD for many years and we are very grateful that he has decided to fundraise for CAFOD to support our mission.

“CAFOD and me are about the same age,” says David. “We both matured with time, but CAFOD has got stronger. In 2005 I saw at first hand what CAFOD is doing to improve the lives of people. CAFOD will continue to inspire me through the streets on April 21st. Most of us never get to see the good we do, but it was never about that anyway. Please donate to my JustGiving page and together we’ll do some good we’ll never see.”

“Please help me over the finish line with a donation. It will give me a bit more strength on the day.”

David, one of CAFOD’s London Marathon runners

Could you run for CAFOD?

David is part of a team of 18 CAFOD runners taking on the London Marathon. If you would be interested in running for CAFOD, please email us!

A big thank you to all of our London Marathon runners. We’ll be sharing more of their stories as we approach the big day and afterwards!

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