Compassion Challenges -Chris Lion

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Chris Lion

Challenge Date:

April 2019

My Challenge:

The London Marathon! 




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £4,474.97

Offline Total: £760.00

Gift Aid: £1,071.24

I'm a husband, father, and minister in the Church of England. I've recently got into running, and am so excited for my first marathon :)

I believe passionately in what Compassion do. Their work in meeting children's basic needs and giving them an education is life-changing, for both the child and their family.

We sponsor a child in Ecuador through Compassion, and both what our sponsorship achieves, and also the way Compassion go about what they do, is truly excellent. This is the love of Jesus in action.

I’ll be running to save the lives of vulnerable mothers and babies in Togo, by supporting the important work of Compassion’s child survival projects through their Different Path Appeal. If you give before 24 June 2019 your donation will be doubled by the UK government so we will be able to support even more mothers and babies. 


Donation of £20.00 by Diana Mann

Donation of £20.00 by Karin

Donation of £10.00 by John & Stephanie Wertheim

Donation of £26.00 by Janet Sidebottom

Donation of £15.00 by Lara Hawkins

Well done Chris. God bless you and everyone who raises funds for a greater cause and to help others.

Donation of £30.00 by Sophie & Alessandro

Well done Chris! You Rock. Love Sophie, AA, Cosmo and Rocco xx

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Congratulations on completing the marathon!!! 😀

Donation of £30.00 by Bevan Hill

Well done Chris

Donation of £25.00 by The Gravenors

Well done Chris! You deserve this! From Karl, Maria and Isaac

Donation of £60.00 by Christine & Mark

Donation of £10.00 by Titi

Best of luck Chris. The Lord is in control. Amen

Donation of £20.00 by Tim

Go for it, Chris - great effort, and amazing fundraising! We're praying you round that course...

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £15.00 by Simon & Charlotte

Good luck for tomorrow! Enjoy the experience & run safe. It’s an incredible thing that you’re doing xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Nicholas Bell

Great work, Chris

Donation of £30.00 by Amy and Adam

Well done Chris, best of luck we're sure you'll do great for a very worthy cause.

Donation of £50.00 by Dom and maxi

So impressed by the commitment (obsession) C lion - go out there, have an amazing time and smash itttt! Super proud of you - loads of love D and M x

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Hall- Drinkwaters

Very best wishes - Go Chris - Francesca

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Think of it as running as far as 5 rounds of golf -much more fun then. Enjoy and well done.

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Gillian and Steve Cooper

Chris - you are an inspiration seeing you train for this. Most of all enjoy the race and run well

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Romans 10:14 ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’ Wishing you every success (and swift and pain free feet!).

Donation of £40.00 by Tricia

I can't think how you can manage all that training .. so well done and praying for a great day for all !

Donation of £2,012.77 by St James Quiz Night

Donation of £40.00 by Judi & Gary Spratling

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Have a great run, relax, enjoy and keep going!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Great quiz night - thanks. Good luck with the rest of your training and the run x

Donation of £50.00 by Geoff & Heather

Go Chris! That good time is just around the corner!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Have a good time and enjoy the run, apparently Emu Oil is great in dealing with the after effects!

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Well done - what a great cause!

Donation of £100.00 by Andrew

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Marvelous event at st James last night. Thank you for all your efforts.

Donation of £15.00 by Frankie

Good luck, Chris. Run 5, walk 1 all the way and you'll do a great time.

Donation of £50.00 by Grant & Caroline

Go Chris! And in such a great cause too ...

Donation of £100.00 by The Bargioni's

Well done, great example. Maybe me next time!

Donation of £20.00 by Neel & Matt

Good luck Chris!

Donation of £20.00 by Lottie Martin

Sorry its not much! Good luck with the marathon! With love from Lottie, Ben, Ellianna-Grace. & Toby-Christopher

Donation of £50.00 by Robert and Elspeth

So impressed and for such a good cause. All the best Chris

Donation of £50.00 by Andrew Bell

Go Chris!

Donation of £50.00 by Keith & Judith Paterson

Donation of £20.00 by Rob Cunningham

It will be a great day!

Donation of £20.00 by Desmond Hall

Donation of £10.00 by Beverley & Margaret Sidebottom

Donation of £500.00 by Lion family

Donation of £50.00 by Bob & Lynn Mason

Great effort Chris. Well done!

Donation of £50.00 by Carol and Stuart Barnett

Good luck send us your number and we will track you. We love living vicariously through the younger generation!

Donation of £15.00 by Jenny and Chris

Best of luck Chris!!

Donation of £50.00 by The Jostens

Enjoy the day...and try not to lose any more weight! Compassion is a great cause - read "Too Small to Ignore".

Donation of £40.00 by Dawn Huxtable

Donation of £50.00 by Richard and sue stone

Good luck Chris hope the sun shines for you on the day.

Donation of £50.00 by Keith Wilson

Well done

Donation of £26.20 by The Marshall Family

Best of luck from all of us!

Donation of £50.00 by Ben Topham

Go Chris!

Donation of £10.00 by James McHugh

You got this buddy! Sending love from Essex. James Hannah & Noah