A 12-year-old boy and an 81-year-old woman who meet each year for a charity fun run will once again be returning to Wavertree Athletics Centre to raise money for Catholic overseas development charity Cafod.
Mary Coghlan, 81, and Benjamin Moore, 12, would not normally cross paths, but both take part in the annual Christmas run with the shared goal of raising funds for some of the world's poorest communities.
This year's Cafod Liverpool fun run, taking place on Wednesday 27 December, will be the 34th edition, and as ever will be led by a team of committed volunteers.
Mary cannot wait to renew acquaintances with familiar faces: 'The best part is the people you meet. You might not see them at any other point but to see them without fail at the fun run is truly inspiring. The fun run is great for all – you just do what you can ... I enjoy the walk!'
Ben, who has participated with mum Fiona for four years, added: 'It's a family tradition to take part. I've raised almost £3,000 for Cafod.'
Last year's run yielded over £11,000 for Cafod, the aid agency that stands beside people living in poverty, whatever their religion or culture.
Registration opens at midday on 27 December, with the run starting at 1pm. The entry fee is £7 or £15 for families – plus a bargain £70 for teams of 10+. This year there will be three distances: 2km, 4km and 8km. For further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 228 4028.