Compassion Challenges -Sophie Patten

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Sophie Patten

Challenge Date:

27th February - 8th March 2020

My Challenge:

Kilimanjaro 2020!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £781.09

Offline Total: £923.00

Gift Aid: £123.25

Hi I'm Sophie, I'm 25 and live in Bristol - welcome to my fundraising page! I'm taking on the challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2020 to raise money for Compassion UK with a team of 30 others and I cannot wait. I need to raise £2,000 and/or gather 4 new sponsors for children (these equate to £500 each).

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world (5,895m above sea level). It's located in Tanzania, a country with almost half its population living below the poverty line.

I've been sponsoring my little girl, Melisa, through Compassion for two and a half years, helping to pay for her medical care, education and development. She's 7 years old now and lives in Tanzania with her grandmother. I'm hoping I'll get to meet them after the trek!

Compassion UK is an incredible charity which sponsors children in poverty around the world. They have a variety of long term projects including pre and post natal care plans for mothers and sponsorship programmes for children, but they also help to tackle emergency situations, such as malnutrition and providing access to clean water.

I'm funding the trip myself, so all donations collected will go straight to Compassion.

The funds raised by our Kilimanjaro team will be going towards a project to build houses for families in Rwanda who are currently living in shanty accommodation. It costs £3,429 to build a three bed house in Rwanda and Compassion are aiming to help change the lives of 34 families through this project.


Donation of £10.00 by Dan Hewer

Donation of £20.00 by Megan

This is amazing Soph! Good luck! x

Donation of £5.00 by morty


Donation of £20.00 by Colin and Jill Taylor

Good luck in the climb!

Donation of £10.00 by Andy Quigley

Donation of £30.00 by Rosamund and Andy Loat

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Mum

Well done on your half marathon today Soph.x

Donation of £20.00 by Liz Rossiter

Good Luck, Sophie, what a great challenge!

Donation of £25.00 by Dai Hayes

Great cause, tough challenge...I can't make the quiz unfortunately...good luck!

Donation of £20.00 by Sheena Willis

Well done Sophie what a great cause good for you! Xx

Donation of £5.00 by Beth

Good luck with the run on the weekend - you will be fine x

Donation of £20.00 by Carol

I wish you all the best and I hope you enjoy the experience. Good luck

Donation of £5.00 by Ed

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Good luck with the half marathon and the climb, great cause!

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

I hope you do really well in the race!

Donation of £30.00 by Alex Panton

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Keep up the hard work Soph, you’re an inspiration :) x

Donation of £15.00 by Kat Clapton

Best of luck! Can’t wait to hear all about it XX

Donation of £10.00 by Mike Board

Good luck!

Donation of £10.00 by Katie

Donation of £15.00 by Louise pickles

Good luck Sophie , what an experience for you 😘

Donation of £10.00 by Austyn Harrison

Go Soph, you legend!

Donation of £15.00 by Bethan

What an amazing thing to do! Best of luck and hope you have a great time as well. Lots of love!

Donation of £10.00 by Rebecca Rossiter

Proud of you! You’ll have the best time!!

Donation of £10.00 by Neil Bewley

Go Sophie, sounds incredible, hope it all goes well,

Donation of £5.00 by Harriet

Donation of £8.00 by Alex Prestridge

Donation of £30.00 by Rogers family

Good Luck Sophie! Proud of you’re good deed! 😘

Donation of £3.00 by Danny Cubitt

Good luck, have fun, you’ll smash it! 😁

Donation of £40.09 by Anonymous

Good luck, great cause.

Donation of £10.00 by Steph Rogers

Good luck Soapy! Looking forward to hearing about it soon. Steph xx

Donation of £15.00 by Kelly Hasker

This is fantastic! Well done you Soph! Best of luck x

Donation of £20.00 by Cornish Family

Enjoy the challenge and good luck 😃

Donation of £10.00 by Jenna Patten

Well done Soph!! Such a proud sis 🤩

Donation of £20.00 by Chris Mockridge

Good luck with your endeavours

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Lynne

Donation of £100.00 by Louise & Rich

What a fantastic challenge and a great cause. Enjoy the experience x

Donation of £25.00 by Lesley

Well done Sophie. Hope you manage to enjoy the climb as well as raising money for a really worthwhile cause.

Donation of £50.00 by Mike & Yo Patten

Great challenge & great cause. You'll make a huge difference to these beautiful children.