Robin Hood Half Marathon 2012
Post written by Conor Gaffey, member of the Catholic Society
On Sunday 30th September, Gabriel Choong and I will be running in the Robin Hood Half Marathon 2012. We are fundraising for Emmanuel House, the Catholic Society’s official charity for the coming year. This blog entry is a brief explanation of what we’re doing and a plea for your support – our fundraising page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/catholics-run-notts. We will follow it up with a post-race blog entry, which will include the grand total raised.
I was rather half-hearted when Gabriel first mentioned running a half-marathon; 13.1 miles seemed a bit…long! However, I’m really glad I decided to go for it. Not only has the training kept me fit over the summer, but it has provided an opportunity to raise money for a great cause.
Emmanuel House is a day-centre for homeless people in Nottingham. It provides a variety of services, ranging from hot meals and showers to housing advice to support for those with alcohol/drug addictions. Founded upon Christian values, Emmanuel House puts the Gospel into practice: for “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Mt. 25:40).
And now for the awkward bit…please give us your support! Emmanuel House is completely dependent upon donations, so we are keen to raise as much as possible. In case you missed it, our fundraising page is at http://www.justgiving.com/catholics-run-notts. We are grateful for any prayers as well as donations: the race will pass by the Trent Building as Mass is being celebrated, so your prayers won’t have to travel far!
Conor and Gabriel