Compassion Challenges -Matt and Jenny Guilder

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Matt and Jenny Guilder

Challenge Date:

April 2019

My Challenge:

The London Marathon!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £2,131.80

Offline Total: £100.00

Gift Aid: £292.95

We are so excited to be taking part in this challenge! Neither of us have ever run a marathon before so we're delighted/terrified at the prospect. When we're not running, Matt is mostly training to be a vicar or practising his stand-up comedy routine and Jenny is busy organising Matt and our two kids.

In 2011 Jenny was able to travel to Ethiopia with Compassion and see first hand the incredible work that this charity does.

Any money that we raise will go towards the Child Survival interventions in Togo. This will allow Compassion to support existing ventures and launch brand new child survival programs. Everyday a shocking 17,000 children under the age of five die, most from completely preventable causes. Compassion's child survival programs support mums and new born babies in a variety of ways. The first few years of a child’s life are vital to their development and through the Survival Programme, Compassion can reach the most vulnerable children even before they have been born.

Alternatively, you may like to consider becoming a child's sponsor? Compassion's approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. It’s summed up in three simple words: Compassion for children. The charity shows every child they matter, linking them with one sponsor whose support gives them a hope and a future.

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. 

Thank you so very much for partnering with us!


Donation of £20.00 by Lynn

You did so well!

Donation of £20.00 by Lewis

For a wonderful challenge

Donation of £25.00 by Andy & Liz Thorne

Well done Matt. You did a good job there lad! 👍🏽

Donation of £20.00 by The Iddon Family

We love Team Guilder!

Donation of £10.00 by Clare & Chris Bean

Well done - great time. 👍😄

Donation of £26.20 by Simon, Vicki, Sophie and Luke

You’ve got this!!! Enjoy - it’s just a little out with friends x

Donation of £20.00 by The Price’s

Good luck team Guilder!

Donation of £15.00 by Lottie

HUGE excitement for you today!! Hope you smash whatever target you've set yourself (both in race speed and fundraising!), and praying for Jenny as she recovers. You guys are ace!! xx

Donation of £20.00 by Simon & Catherine C-S

Have a great run Matt!!! You can do it :)

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Anthony Clowes

Great charity, great challenge - go on Matt!!

Donation of £15.00 by Stella & Simon Taylor

Good Luck - hope all goes well x x

Donation of £20.00 by Mr R J N Hann

Donation of £85.00 by Anonymous

So sorry it’s late. Thrilled to be the person who gets your donations to your target!

Donation of £26.00 by Robert and Caroline O’Gorman

Good luck G-Unit xxx

Donation of £10.00 by GILLIAN KNOX

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Jeanette hancock

Good luck for tomorrow, Matt. You can do this!, xx

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Good luck and enjoy

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

All the best for tomorrow Matt. Enjoy it all.

Donation of £26.00 by Alex & Helen Owen

Go Guilder Go!!! Much Love - Alex & Helen Owen xx

Donation of £50.00 by Colin and Helen

We will be cheering you on Matt. Have a super day. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Donation of £26.20 by Clive Wickham

A very worthy charity close to my heart. From a fellow churchrunner, Strava obsessive & athletics nut. Run well, you've certainly prepared yourself for the challenge.

Donation of £20.00 by Ian and Kate Sarginson

Well done team Guilder Great effort for a great cause. May the force be with you Matt.

Donation of £10.00 by Kev and janine

Good luck for run 👍🏽

Donation of £15.00 by Sam and Hilary Crossley

Well done Guilders! You are heroes!

Donation of £15.00 by Rich and Emma Townend

Hope it goes well!

Donation of £20.00 by Mike Jennings

Donation of £20.00 by Corinne Ashton

Go for it!! Remember the angels are with you, pushing you up the tough bits.

Donation of £25.00 by Matt Francis

see you on the finish line... hopefully! Good luck!

Donation of £50.00 by Barbara F

Out of your own blessings flow the blessings you give to others. Great project!

Donation of £20.00 by Katy Oehring

Praying for your training Matt and your recovery Jenny. Brilliant work both of you. Xx

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Gifted by Anne & Alan Friends at Emmanuel

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Cheering you on!! :)

Donation of £200.00 by Anonymous

We love you guys and are cheering you on as your run Matt, and cheering you on as you recover, Jenny!

Donation of £20.00 by Viv

Great work for a good cause.

Donation of £200.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

So sorry about Jenny’s hip but good luck Matt with the London Marathon!

Donation of £15.00 by Susan

A truly inspirational couple supporting a fantastic cause!

Donation of £20.00 by Katherine

As a fellow runner - prepping for Brighton - I know the effort you will have put in already. Our sponsors sponsor the training as much as the marathon itself. There will be other marathons for you Jenny. Be proud of what you have done so far. Be kind to yourself and heal well. K

Donation of £20.00 by Gran

Good luck - Run well!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Elaine & Neil Duddy

Donation of £5.00 by Kate, Rich, Megan and Laura

Donation of £5.00 by Paul, Sarah, Jonny, Micah and Isaac

Just because I can't think of anything I'd less rather do tomorrow than attempt a marathon.......

Donation of £35.00 by Friends of Holy Trinity Murton

Donation of £100.00 by Andy & Nic

Happy Birthday Matt and well done to both of you on the training. Enjoy London xxx

Donation of £25.00 by Gill & Kevin Jarvis

Good luck guys! Xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Charlotte Foster

Best of luck to you both. Hope you have a great day running London. Miss you guys. Charlotte, Glenn and kids xx

Donation of £10.00 by Donation from Murton

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Henry Etherington

Donation of £50.00 by Elizabeth Hemmingway


Donation of £25.00 by Sandra & Brian Newman

Good luck Jenny & Matt. Brilliant video.

Donation of £5.00 by Suzie and Adam James

Hope you have a great time...a great cause hope you reach your goal!

Donation of £20.00 by Karen Wood

Good luck xx

Donation of £30.00 by Vaughn and Ali

Go well dudes. I will be praying for you.

Donation of £20.00 by Eileen Adamson

Go team Guilder, you will both be amazing, love the video. Love Bill & Eileen

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £100.00 by Alan & Denise

Enjoy the BIG day! Hope you raise your target for Compassion.

Donation of £10.00 by Simon Wharton

Good luck your can do it

Donation of £30.00 by The Coopers

Good luck with all of the miles ahead! You guys are great! Love from the Coopers :)

Donation of £20.00 by Team Hopwood

Wishing you all the best in your challenge, you amazing people! xxxx

Donation of £20.00 by Paul, Sarah, Jonny, Micah and Isaac

Enjoy all the training miles and have a fabulous day!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Go Team Guilder Go !

Donation of £10.00 by Sarah & Mike

Great cause. Good luck xx

Donation of £52.40 by Geoff, Claire - EJ, Ellie and Harry

Go Team Guilder, Go!