Compassion Challenges -Sushila Lawrence

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Sushila Lawrence

Challenge Date:

24th May 2020

My Challenge:

Edinburgh Marathon 2020 - yes, all 26.2 miles!!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £710.00

Offline Total: £1,010.00

Gift Aid: £111.25

I've never run a marathon before but have always wanted to! Until I began training, the furthest I'd ever run was 6 miles, once, about 12 years ago, so every mile I'm running is a huge accomplishment and a mile closer to achieving the goal of running 26.2 miles.

I have had the privilege of visiting the beautiful country of Rwanda twice with Compassion - they call it the land of 1000 hills and a million smiles.

I have seen firsthand the reality of what living in poverty looks like but also the incredible difference Compassion and sponsorship has, not just on the child being sponsored, but on their family and also the wider community.

The money raised will be going towards the projects that my amazing church, Brave Church, support. Having been and visited the projects, I know that it will make such a life changing difference to the hundreds of children being reached each week.

Taking on this challenge is a huge step of faith and I know that God has already done the miraculous to get me this far and I'm trusting Him to get me over the finish line!


Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Pam and the Hands'

Yay, we get to be the donation to hit the target!!! Feel so blessed and honoured to know you and your amazing family, and to help you support the awesome work of Compassion.

Donation of £25.00 by Alison Adlum

Donation of £20.00 by Kate

Well done!

Donation of £25.00 by Phil & Elizabeth

Well done, what an achievement and blessing. What a great cause for motivation. Awesome!

Donation of £20.00 by Stephen Jenkinson

Well done for completing the three peaks challenge

Donation of £10.00 by Anna Rourke

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Well done both of you, Great work!!

Donation of £20.00 by Louise fox

Well done. Brilliant challenge 👍🏼

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Awesome work Sushila!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Go Susheila! I've seen you out running in the dark of the early mornings on my way to work. Keep going, keep training. Rebecca x

Donation of £10.00 by Suzanne

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Run like the wind

Donation of £25.00 by Bernadette Groves/Wright

Donation of £10.00 by Bex

Go Sus! You’ve got this!!

Donation of £10.00 by Nikki skidmore

Good luck!

Donation of £140.00 by Anonymous

26.2 miles, no problem : )

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

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