TEACHERS in Maghull went the extra mile for charity after they ran or walked a combined 100km to raise £2,200.
Ken McCabe, who is the chaplain of Maricourt High School, got in touch with the teachers to see if they would be willing to raise money for international development charity CAFOD and its coronavirus appeal.
He said: “I sent out an email to staff in the school to see if anyone would be interested in doing a run or walk for CAFOD.
“In Maricourt, social justice is integral to our mission as a school – as students and staff, we have always been committed to caring for those in need in our local community and throughout the world, so I knew that I would get a response.”
A number of staff joined together to form ‘Team Maricourt’ and took up the challenge. As a result, the team walked and ran over 110km and have raised £2,200.
Ken continued: “The staff really challenged themselves. We never expected to raise this much money, but people have been so generous.”
Joseph Mangan, the Head of Maricourt Catholic High School, added: “We are all really proud of the efforts of our colleagues and appreciative of the generosity of those who supported them. It’s an incredible amount raised for a very worthy cause.”
Donations from the group’s fundraising will go towards CAFOD’s coronavirus appeal, which is currently scaling up its support to local aid experts in developing countries already on the frontline, reaching vulnerable families providing food, as well as improving both hand washing and sanitation facilities.