On Sunday 2 April 2017, in the pouring rain, Linda Cronin of Ilfracombe parish and Michael Quainoo from the parish of Newton Abbot completed the Rome Marathon. They have both struggled with injuries in training and on the day but have soldiered on, determined to finish.
The training has not been easy,’ said Michael before the race, ‘but I believe I have still had it easier than the children who have no beds to sleep on, no school uniforms or warm clean clothing when needed.
Thanks to Michael and Linda’s determination many children and families across the Diocese will now benefit from the funds they have raised. What a rewarding achievement!