Compassion Challenges -Emiko Ray

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Emiko Ray

Challenge Date:

12th May 2017




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,060.00

Offline Total: £1,518.75

Gift Aid: £190.00

I love creating & eating food and zumba!

Co-author of 'Tidy the Temple' a healthy eating and exercise book.

I have 3 boys, 8 hens and a wonderful husband.

Last year I ran my first marathon with 4M for children trafficked into the slave industry. This was from Bulgaria into Greece and it was by far the best thing about 2016, even my life.

This year I am running my second Marathon in Rwanda for Compassion. I have been supporting Compassion children for 16 years, our eldest sponsor child, 'Osiel' is 15 years old now. Our 11 year old son sponsors 'Rooney' from Uganda, who he really connects with and my husband got the opportunity to meet him last year.

These children deserve every opportunity and together with myself and friends we can pool our resources and really make a HUGE difference to these children's lives, to break the cycle of poverty.

One way I can help is by raising awareness and funds. So I've joined up with a men's movement called 4M - who are inspiring thousands of men to stand up for justice and speak out. And I am going to be joining men and women who are going to run, bike or trek right down the roads where these children who need help live.

Each athlete raises £10k but I want to make my target bigger and try and raise £25,000! That's a huge amount of money - and it goes directly to Compassion who are working all over the world to help children.

You can do something HUGE- help me raise a HUGE amount of money! With my friend Lucy, I want to raise £50,000 to aid the work that Compassion does. I know this charity and I trust them with my money. Please would you sponsor me ? I've no idea how I will hit the £50k total. I am told I need to raise £167 per day or £1,169 per week or £4, 676 per month so that I can run the marathon in May. Perhaps you could sponsor one of those segments of time? This month I spent £452 on food shopping ........could I have given up a the flapjack for the sake of these poor children? Could you?

Do something amazing today- this is likely to be the best money you will spend this week!

Thank you so much.


Donation of £100.00 by Alex & Michelle

Well done Emiko, you're amazing!

Donation of £100.00 by Sarah Leo

Emiko! You're amazing... well done! x

Donation of £10.00 by Julie

Very best of luck Emi - I'm in awe!! xxx

Donation of £50.00 by Ginny & Linton Parker

Go Emiko! You are an inspiration! x

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Gooooo Emikooooooo! We will be praying for you, thinking of you, and cheering you on all the way.

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Have a few flapjacks on us - well done Emi!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

You are brilliant Emiko!

Donation of £20.00 by Lucia Chatto

Best of luck Emiko. Xx

Donation of £100.00 by Pippa gumbel

Emiko you are an awesome woman running for a great cause.

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Go Mumskiiiiiiiii!

Donation of £20.00 by Rachel Dann

Amazing effort once again, God Bless you. Xx Rach and Tommy

Donation of £140.00 by Anonymous

Freely we've been

Donation of £25.00 by Sofia Ray

You're doing amazingly as usual Emiko, wishing you all the luck for your marathon and well done for raising valuable funds.

Donation of £25.00 by Ali

Brilliant as usual! Best of luck x

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Thankyou for your efforts. We will be supporting you with our thoughts and love

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Emiko from Mary and Pete x

Donation of £20.00 by Sue Perrin

You are an amazing woman!!! Good luck and see you back at Zumba soon. xxxx

Donation of £20.00 by Rebecca Dunlop

Good Luck Emiko! Xx

Donation of £25.00 by Nat & Jeni

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

GO Emiko! So proud of you xx

Donation of £50.00 by Dr Desiree Scarpellini

Scatter Joy Emiko, as only YOU can.