Irish Olympic hero John Treacy is taking on the worlds fastest runners on their home turf to raise funds for Concern when he competes in the ‘Great Ethiopian Run’ this November.


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Great Ethiopian Run

John Treacy, olympian athlete, is competing in the ‘Great Ethiopian Run’ this November and hes asking members of the public to join him. Since 1994, Concern has responded to several regional and local emergencies in Ethiopia, by providing support to vulnerable communities including women, orphans, children and people living with HIV.

This year an estimated 5.23 million people will continue to require emergency food assistance in the region.

John spoke to Liam Cathasaigh about the work of Concern in Ethiopia, he reminisces on some of his proudest and most fulfilling moments and discusses how his long career as an athlete has helped shape his outlook on life.

“I joined the Concern family in 2008 and I am delighted to be able to support an organisation that has an incredible impact in the fight against extreme poverty in the world. This is not only a great opportunity to be part of the team but also to learn first hand how you are making a difference”.

About Concern

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the worlds poorest countries.

Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives. Concern works with the poor themselves, and with local and international partners who share the organisations vision, to create just and peaceful societies where the poor can exercise their fundamental rights.

Concern is committed to identifying new and innovative approaches to meet the needs of target groups. It has already achieved some significant success in developing innovative approaches to problems. One of the best examples of this is Concerns approach to tackling acute malnutrition through Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC), in partnership with Valid International.

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