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Calling All Runners

Looking for divine inspiration to improve your marathon personal best? Need motivating to improve your fitness level?

Then why not run the Rome marathon in 2012 for the Society? If you sign up before the end of June and pledge to raise £500 the Society will arrange two nights accommodation in Rome for the event. For more details please download the Rome marathon poster , application form and a health form. All completed forms should be sent to the Society and not directly to the Rome Marathon.


The St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust, which supports charities across the South West, has donated £500 to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth). The money has been used to provide a new lap top and other resources for their newly appointed parent facilitator. The Society offers the PATCHWORK parenting programme in Catholic Schools throughout Cornwall, Devon and Dorset to parents with children of all ages.
The presentation of a cheque took place on Thursday 02 June at one of the brewery’s pubs, the Abbey Inn in Buckfast.
The presentation was made by trustee, Marc Bishop to the chairman of the Catholic Children’s Society Peter McWilliam. Marc Bishop said: “The Charitable Trust raises money thanks to the huge amount of effort and goodwill our fundraisers and supporters put in, most of whom are St Austell Brewery staff and landlords who donate their own time to stage the activities and events that generate valuable funds.”

A new member of the team

The CCSP has recently recruited a new parent facilitator, Tanya Trevena to work alongside Lester Yeo on the PATCHWORK project. This will enable the Society to offer more courses in the future.

nearly there!Thank you Mark!

The lengths some people go to. In 2008 Mark Shaw, head of Queensway Primary School, achieved an amazing time of 1 hour 36 mins in the Great North Run in aid of the Society. The picture on the right shows him nearing the end of the race.

St Mary’s School, Bodmin

Thank you so much to all the children at St Mary’s School, Bodmin for raising an amazing £525.10 on their Fun Day on 13th March 2009

For reports and feedback from Rome 2013 please go to Latest News.
Marathon start