Compassion Challenges -Joy Wilson

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Joy Wilson

Challenge Date:

6th-14th May 2023

My Challenge:

Ethiopia Challenge 2023 (postponed from 2020 due to pandemic).

My challenge is to run 10k in the streets and countryside near one of the projects (I’m not a fan of running although I would rather run in 30 degrees than UK rain - I think!)

I will be travelling with a great team of sponsors for the week and will have a chance to visit Compassion's projects in various places, host a sports day and spend time with my sponsored children!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,155.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £168.75

You can check out my video on for more details on why I am doing this challenge.

I know that this trip is going to blow my mind in so many ways, I shall come back changed. I usually try to avoid situations that involve physical challenges and certainly situations that may make me cry - so I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold myself together when I meet my children but it will be worth it!😭😭

Please note that I am paying all my own costs so ALL money raised goes straight towards the child survival project! We can enable it to continue for another year, or two, or three, or more - depending on everyone’s generosity! Your donation helps support a small team that supplies vulnerable pregnant women with support and practical help such as vitamins, even until their child is aged one πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Please consider sponsoring a child too - if you’d like to write to that child regularly and encourage them. If you would like to sponsor a child in Ethiopia, it can be arranged that I meet them whilst there, and I can take them videos of you greeting them, gifts from yourself, photos etc! And can bring back some photos/video to you too!!

I am going to Ethiopia because I want to meet the children we and my wider family have been sponsoring (we sponsor a child in lieu of buying each other Christmas presents - the adults that is, on my side of the family)

Mulatu was the first. He’s now grown up, trained as a doctor, married and I will meet his toddler too 😍😍😍

After Mulatu graduated, we sponsored Jinus who has moved away so we then sponsored Abdirazak who will be 6 when I meet him and his family!

It’s all terribly exciting but I need your support as I shall be away from my family for the longest time ever, have never run a significant distance in my life, and most importantly - have a massive financial target to reach!!!


Donation of £10.00 by Mrs Marie Steadman

Well done ladies! Xx

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Monies given to me

Donation of £20.00 by Alan Masters

Donation of £20.00 by Katie spanner

Well done guys such a amazing worthwhile cause . May you all be blessed xx

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

May your legs run fast and your face never go bright red. Yodeleheeooo

Donation of £100.00 by Neil Walpole

I love Compassion UK

Donation of £20.00 by Ste Owens

Donation of £50.00 by Wendy Hathaway

Donation of £130.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by Mike and Julie Walker

Go for it Joy

Donation of £20.00 by Sarah Clark

You are running your race Joy, and I applaud you. πŸ‘πŸΌ Proud of you for persevering; I believe this venture will bear good fruit that lasts, and also give courage to others to fearlessly run their own race - thank you. ❀️

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Hey Joy, Sorry it's not much but i hope it helps. I'll ping another Β£50 to your account for the gifts. Well done for doing this - hope the run goes okay and you have a fab time. Will be thinking of you and praying for you, the compassion kids and the project. Go Joy!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Donation of £10.00 by Joel Nundy

Donation of £30.00 by Anjela

Have an amazing trip.

Donation of £10.00 by Alan and Molly Shires

Donation of £5.00 by Colette woodfine

Good luck πŸ€

Donation of £50.00 by Dagmar Truman

Donation of £50.00 by Jean Kluver

Well done today in Gawthorpe.

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Say hi to Mulatu from us

Donation of £5.00 by Mandie Farren

Well done Joy

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Julie Nundy

Donation of £50.00 by Sally & Gibs

You are a winner Joy, you can do this 😊

Donation of £25.00 by Mary Burrows

Well done Joy, what a tremendous challenge! Wishing you all the best with it!! Xx

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Hi Joy ... Money is tight, but I believe people are their actions. Which go beyond words. I hope you make the money you need πŸ’•

Donation of £5.00 by Melanie Tyson

What a challenge! Hope you have the best time in Ethiopia and good luck! Xx