Three wise men from Loughton joined angels, shepherds, and donkeys at the weekend in a Nativity Fun Run CAFOD. They were raising money for mothers and babies over 5,000 miles away in El Salvador.
Tom Jarvis (18), Eoin Coughlan (12), and Nathan Howes (11) from the 7th Epping Forest Scout Group, affiliated to St Edmunds parish on Trapps Hill, took part in the annual CAFOD Nativity Fun Run on Clapham Common on Saturday 6 December. Eoin and Nathan also achieved their Scout fitness badge by taking part.
Eoin was one of the first under 16s to cross the finish line of the five kilometre course. He said:
“It was my first Nativity Run. I chose to run it for my Scouts fitness badge and have been training on Wednesdays with a running group. The race was fun; it was good to see everyone’s outfits. ”
Tom, one of the Scout group’s leaders, hit the headlines as the youngest runner in the London Marathon earlier this year, raising £6,000 for CAFOD.
More than 200 runners took part in the annual race. All the money raised is going to ensure the safe arrival and continued health of babies and their mothers in remote communities in El Salvador.