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Welcoming Team MoCat

4 April 2012

Moses and CatOver the last two weeks, two interns Moses Tutesigensi and Catherine Garsed pushed their endurance to extraordinary levels when they undertook the amazing and crazy task to run and cycle from Edinburgh to London via Cardiff!

The pair covered 661 miles collecting a petition and raising funds in support of Christian Aid's climate justice campaign. Moses ran the whole route while Catherine cycled.

Along the way, they visited as many regional offices as possible to speak at events organised specifically for them. From 12-14 March 2012 they were in the North East. 

Val Barron, a regional coordinator for Christian Aid North East says: 'Meeting Moses and Cat was inspiring and uplifting. Their enthusiasm and belief that their actions could make a change truly motivated me.'

Campaigning for change

On 28 March they reached 10 Downing Street to deliver their banners. Catherine explains: 'The petition calls on David Cameron to use his power to support access to sustainable energy for all at the G20 meeting of world leaders this June.

'In a world where 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity we challenge him to speak up for the poorest and
work for change.'

Moses and Cat were inspired by the words of Nazmul Chowdury from Christian Aid’s Bangladeshi partner Practical Action: ‘Forget making poverty history, climate change will make poverty permanent.’

Asked how he felt upon completion of the challenge Moses said: 'What we’ve achieved is a small thing in a big picture in the fight against poverty. Even if one person has heard our message, it will have been a success.'

Support Moses and Cat

You can still sponsor Moses and Cat for their amazing effort - visit their JustGiving page.

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