Compassion Challenges -Samantha Markham

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Samantha Markham

Challenge Date:

27th - 8th March 2020

My Challenge:

Hi Everyone,

So in Feb 2020 I will be taking on the challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Compassion UK.

Compassion UK work to get children out of poverty and into schools. Provide meals and other essentials such as vaccinations, all the things we have at our disposal and take for granted.

This charity work with local churches in developing countries to deliver their child development programmes. Helping to create a better future for children in poverty.

Now we all know I am incredibly unfit and this is going to be an enormous challenge for me! I love to travel and to see the world, experience different cultures but this adventure will be so much more than that.

Compassion UK are a children's charity and if I was going to do anything for charity, it would be for children. Having children myself understand just how precious they are, innocent and vunerable they are.

It's super easy to sponser a child, just £28 a month can really change their lives. 

Thank you to everyone for your donations, I am super grateful and remember I have to drag myself up a mountain!!!

Thanks everyone xxxx




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £135.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £33.75


I am Samantha, I am 30 married and have 3 children. Harvey is 13, Spencer 4 and Lottie 9 months.

I used to be quite fit but since having my two younger children I havn't done much exercise at all so I am hitting the gym in preparations for this trip.

I have climbed a mountain before but not sure the two are comparable!


Donation of £55.00 by Monty and Mandy

Good luck Sam!! Nice to see you and the family on Saturday. You can do it!!! Remember if in doubt do what Richard would do.... Don't forget the sherpa/guide bribes too. All the best Luke and mandy

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

You can do it!

Donation of £10.00 by Chris Holt

Go Sammmm! Go Sammmmm! Good luck on this challenge! Knowing the person you are, you'll smash it!! 😁 X x

Donation of £15.00 by Kirsty purdew

Your going to do amazing. I’m so proud of you for signing up. It’s going to be such a great challenge. Good luck 😘 kirsty Ed albie and Archie