Five dads from Sutton Coldfield to embark on fundraising run along the St Chad’s Way

Five dads from St Nicholas Catholic Church in Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, are preparing to run the St Chad’s Way for charity.

Team St Nicholas – Chris, Stephen, Matteo, Andrew and James – are gearing up for this remarkable journey on Saturday 2nd March.

Their challenge will kick off at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham (the Diocesan Mother Church) where they will set out on the demanding 21-mile run, culminating at St Chad’s Cathedral in Lichfield.

This initiative aims to generate funds for the St Nicholas World Development Group (WDG), the parish charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of those in need.

The charity aims to help human development and social justice in developing countries and supports several different projects.

The team are aiming to start the run at 9am from St Chad’s Cathedral, have a quick stop at St Nicholas en route (arriving at around 10.15am for about 15 minutes for some refreshment), before continuing to Lichfield to arrive around 12.30pm.

On their JustGiving fundraising page the team say:

“This run is not just about personal achievement; it is about making a difference in the world.

“The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the St Nicholas World Development Group, a charity that is committed to improving the lives of those in need. By supporting this cause, you can help provide essential resources and support to communities around the globe.

“We are reaching out to you with gratitude and hope, knowing that your generosity can have a profound impact. Every donation, no matter how small, brings us closer to our target amount of £500. Together, we can make a real difference and create positive change.

“Please consider making a donation today and help us reach our goal. We appreciate your support!”

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The St Chad’s Way, as described by the British Pilgrimage Trust: A Pilgrim Way for the Archdiocese of Birmingham from the Cathedral of St Chad in Birmingham to St Chad’s Well and the Shrine of St Chad in Lichfield Anglican Cathedral.

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