JRS: running and hunting

May 10, 2011 in General, News

egg_hunt_01When you run a marathon to support a good cause, the hardest bit is often begging your friends for sponsorship. So the Jesuit Refugee Service took over the sponsor’s role for the seven asylum-seekers who took part in the Great Limerick Run, and completed  10 k, one of them in the top 50 out of 6,600 runners. This competitive and challenging event did a world of good to their confidence and sense of belonging. The JRS also sponsored an Intercultural Easter Egg Hunt in Dublin’s Mountjoy Square (see picture), attended by over 110 children. Even if they did not all appreciate the link between the egg, symbol of new life, and the Resurrection of Jesus, they will remember Easter as a happy and special day.