Compassion Challenges -Fiona Foreman

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Fiona Foreman

Challenge Date:

21-28th June 2019

My Challenge:

Travel to Rwanda in June? Sounds like a holiday...

Visit the little boy you sponsor through Compassion? That's a nice idea...

Cycle 120km in one day through hilly Rwanda in aid of Compassion? Hmm...challenging!

100% of the money raised goes to Compassion not to the trip :-)

The flights, accommodation and even the case my bike is going in is funded by me. I believe in this challenge!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £2,106.33

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £464.00

This year has been a year of transition and change for me... when I left my teaching job of twelve years I knew the year ahead would be quite a different one.

When I chatted to people about my plans there were a few uncertainties but one thing I was clear about - I wanted to have an adventure.

Cycling 120km through Rwanda for a charity I had supported for a number of years seemed to fit the bill.

Compassion are a charity I have supported for 18 years.

I recognise I have far more in terms of wealth and opportunity than many other humans in the world. I don't have answers as to how to make this right, but I can use what I have to help individuals.

This is why I began to sponsor a little 5 year old girl in Uganda 18 years ago. She's grown up now, so I began to sponsor 6 year old Yeshuwa. He lives in Rwanda.

Compassion work in a localised way. They take the money I give and put it into educating and supporting not just Yeshuwa but other children in the area where Yeshuwa lives.

I write letters to Yeshuwa, send him postcards, photos of me and my family and paper-based gifts like stickers.

Yeshuwa writes back (well, actually his older sister writes on his behalf) and tells me about the crops his family are growing, the two hens they have, how he enjoys English and plays football.

The opportunity to visit Yeshuwa in Rwanda came up along with this sporting challenge.

As you probably know, I LOVE cycling and so it all seemed to fall into place.


Donation of £35.00 by Cash donations

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done, Fi!

Donation of £690.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done fi! Sorry this is so late!

Donation of £50.00 by joan and Pete

we love you and your energy and compassion - two wheels good, two meals even better. xx

Donation of £10.00 by Jenny Sinclair

You are amazing! Have a wonderful time! xxx

Donation of £100.00 by Joseph Aiken

Go FIONA! From your Belfast fan base.

Donation of £20.00 by Lui Yeung

Good luck Fiona!!

Donation of £20.00 by Amy-Claire Hull

Go FIFO! Enjoy the adventure!

Donation of £10.00 by Kerry & Russ

Enjoy the ride! Good with Fi! x

Donation of £20.00 by Henry Moore

Good luck!

Donation of £15.00 by Sarah

Enjoy the ride!

Donation of £25.00 by Hayeon Park

May God strengthen you till the end of cycling and even more afterwards!

Donation of £20.00 by Susannah Head

Good luck Fi!

Donation of £25.00 by David Huw Wright

Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable trip and come back in one piece. With Love Auntie Linda and Uncle Huw

Donation of £30.00 by Generous donors

Donation of £25.00 by Roger Hall

Donation of £20.00 by Paul F

Dear Fiona: wow, how many energy bars are you going to need for that? Take it steady & good luck! x

Donation of £139.33 by Christ Church Cake Stall

Donation of £15.00 by Graces x

Go Fiona’s legs Go! xxx

Donation of £25.00 by Becs & Dan East

All the luck in the world Fi, not that you need it as you will be brill! xx

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Iris Webster

Enjoy your trip Fi and good luck with the cycling :) Iris xxxx

Donation of £211.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Peter Stacey

Good luck!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

A great challenge and cause!

Donation of £50.00 by P&J Daniel

Have a great trip... Sorry we can't join you!

Donation of £50.00 by Team Still

We believe in you! And are here cheering you on! Well done!

Donation of £11.00 by Shilpa

Smash it, Fi! Maybe don't subject the local people you pass to Jason Donovan anthems, but smash it :)

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Go forth fabulously Fi!

Donation of £10.00 by Olivia

Absolutely amazing. Good luck! Olivia x

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Go Fi! A great adventure to support a great cause x

Donation of £20.00 by Heidi

Good luck Fi. It’s a fantastic thing to do. Life affirming.

Donation of £10.00 by Lizzie

What a great challenge and cause, Fiona!☺️ x

Donation of £100.00 by Team Wirth

Here’s to a great adventure. Well done, Fi!

Donation of £10.00 by Anna Semmens

Hats off to you fi!

Donation of £35.00 by Laura

Hope it goes well. I'm sure you'll smash it!

Donation of £25.00 by Claire Humphreys

You love a good challenge, and you’ll nail it! Pack your comfiest knickers!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Good luck! Enjoy the cycle ride! X

Donation of £20.00 by Katie

One of the few times going downhill is fun!

Donation of £10.00 by Bazz

Good luck Fi! Have a great adventure!

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Well done!