Compassion Challenges -Samantha Jenkins

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Samantha Jenkins

Challenge Date:

26th April 2020

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2020 for Compassion UK




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £285.20

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £71.30

Hi, so I’m Sam! I’m a mum of one 8 year old girl and live and work in Scarborough. Honestly, let’s get one thing straight... I’m not a runner, so this challenge is going to be super hard for me but I decided to run this years London Marathon as I love a challenge (oops!!!), major downfall in life but I believe God put us on this Earth to live our lives to the maximum! I used to run about 11 years ago and have run the London Marathon once before in my 20’s when I was a million times fitter!!!

This is going to be a struggle and I’m sure it’s going to hurt but hopefully all my pain will be worth it when I raise money for Compassion UK!

I first found out about the work of Compassion about 5 years ago at a Hillsong conference- From that point Myself and my daughter Delilah have sponsored Clarisse who lives with her family in a rural area of Burkina Faso in Africa.

Approximately 385 million children live in poverty across the world and that figure is just unimaginable. Compassion’s work is there to provide some of those children with a chance at survival.

Clarisse writes to us regularly and we write back. It’s a great opportunity for Delilah, my daughter to understand how lucky she is to have been born in the first world and how she can bless others through giving.

Obviously, any sponsorship money you can give is going to focus me on my goal and make my runs much more than being about the aching legs and blisters. If you’d like to find out any more about sponsoring a child then feel free to ask or you can click on the link below on this page.

Thank you so much, Sam x


Donation of £25.00 by Paul Pearcy

You are a legend Sam, all the best xx

Donation of £30.00 by Anna Preston

Good Luck Sam! What a great cause. Thinking of you on 26th April. Xxx

Donation of £25.00 by The Lanes

Best of luck Sam!! You'll be amazing xxx

Donation of £100.00 by Diane Pearson

Best of luck Sam. Xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Laura Williams-Insam

Good luck Sam, you’re amazing!

Donation of £20.20 by Matt & Claire Holloway

Donation of £20.00 by Heather, Martin, Tilly and Daniel

Go Sam! Can’t believe you’re doing a whole marathon, eek! You’ll be great, good luck with the training xxx

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Sam - a wonderful cause and I wish you all the very best with your training and the run! X

Donation of £10.00 by Claire wild

Good luck hun you will smash it x x

Donation of £20.00 by Lozza

You go girlie!! Proud of you Svieve and can’t wait to cheer you on in London. Won’t be joining you on any practise runs though, soz 😂xxx