Compassion Challenges -Adrian de la Touche

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Adrian de la Touche

Challenge Date:

6th - 14th May 2023

My Challenge:

Ethiopia 2023 walking/crawling the 42km in one day is the big event, but training for it is enough of a challenge as well tbh!!




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £3,642.90

Offline Total: £1,000.00

Gift Aid: £715.23

Ageing fast, not active enough, but realised in my dotage that I needed to step up and set a big old challenge to myself, to do something very hard for the benefit of others.

So a decent length walk, at altitude should do it.

Doing it for an amazing charity, Compassion that helps so many kids/families, BUT ultimately in the service for the big man upstairs shining his glory into forgotten parts of the world, seemed the perfect combo.

Receiving letters from my sponsored child is heart warming but also gut wrenching when you realise how much help they need to get by day to day. Seeing the direct difference charities such as Compassion can make to them and their family while nurturing their spiritual health is what it is all about. So DIG deep PLEASE!! Thank you.


Donation of £15.00 by Ian Riley

Great Job :-)

Donation of £25.00 by Sharon and Nigel Linney

Congratulations Touche. Amazing fundraising 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Well done Adrian

Donation of £50.00 by Nathan, Kate, Morgan and Milly

Great work Touchey

Donation of £50.00 by Joe Zerafa

Well done Touche! That’s amazing, and I hope you continue to raise lots of money for this wonderful cause!

Donation of £20.00 by Viv and peter

Well done

Donation of £75.00 by Mike Anstey

Great effort Adrian! there is nothing better in life than creating chances and pathways for others, especially the young to aid in allowing their aspirations to be achieved!

Donation of £25.00 by Gemma Steer

Donation of £20.00 by Nikki & Pad

Epic effort Touche...and such a worthy cause.

Donation of £50.00 by The James family

Super proud of you dude. What an experience. Well done for making a difference 💕

Donation of £50.00 by Tim Ham

Donation of £50.00 by Andy & Gilly

Best of luck

Donation of £40.00 by Table Tennis friends

Good Luck

Donation of £50.00 by Stephen Ford

Great effort Touche, well done!

Donation of £100.00 by Kennetts

Well done Touche. 👍

Donation of £100.00 by Kevlar

Great great work Touche Have fun and good luck

Donation of £50.00 by Nero

Great effort T. Glad all the training at P3 will put you in good stead.

Donation of £20.00 by Simon Winkler

Good luck mate.

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good luck

Donation of £25.00 by Jim R

Donation of £20.00 by tom rann

Best of luck

Donation of £30.00 by Matt K

Good luck mate !

Donation of £30.00 by Matt S

Donation of £50.90 by Nicola Ross

Great effort Touche. Keep walking.

Donation of £50.00 by HRAM X

A short traditional poem called "In Addis Ababa" Make sure to drink aquafaba When wearing your djellaba And if you land in Akaba You really are a casaba Avoid climbing a mastaba And swim only in a madaba But if you're eating Banaba Then knock loud upon the aldaba Trek well avoiding sihuanaba Find action just like Kotigobba And be strong just like a piaba When you walk in Addis Ababa.

Donation of £50.00 by Mike Butterworth

Failure is not an option......

Donation of £50.00 by Mum

Donation of £20.00 by Craig

Yes Adrian!! Smash it - you have got this

Donation of £50.00 by Gerallt Jones

Top effort Touche - best of luck!

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Touche ! Look forward to hearing all about. T

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

For services rendered!

Donation of £222.00 by Christoph Sonnen

Amazing cause& country ! Enjoy!!

Donation of £20.00 by Andy Nunn

Good luck mate. Be much easier on a bike :)

Donation of £30.00 by Mark & Colette

Good luck, sure you will smash it

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Good job and good luck!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

What a worthwhile cause. Good luck and God Bless.

Donation of £10.00 by Mark

Good luck mate.

Donation of £25.00 by Lorraine

Good Luck with the blisters

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Wow, enjoy, stunning scenery I’m sure, best of luck

Donation of £100.00 by Paul hawksley

Good luck mate.

Donation of £20.00 by Fi

Good luck Touche! x

Donation of £25.00 by A G OSBORN

Keep on walking!

Donation of £25.00 by Tom Raymond

Good luck Adrian, sounds like brilliant (type 2) fun.

Donation of £50.00 by Duncan C

Best of luck Touche, good on you Duncan

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Ken Worthy

Best of luck

Donation of £50.00 by Seb Hoyle

Good on you Touche - great cause. Enjoy and don’t forget the deep heat!! Seb

Donation of £50.00 by Sis


Donation of £100.00 by Helen & Duncan Johnson

Great effort, Touche.

Donation of £75.00 by Mark

Great effort Touche!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by P. Diddy

Amazing that you are doing this, old chap! A wry worthy cause.. Keep in mind our motto from the Nettle Warrior challenge all those years ago 😱……… “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”‭‭ - Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬

Donation of £50.00 by Matt Morris

Good luck fella

Donation of £100.00 by Jones family

Wow….great initiative Touche. Amazing country…..great people….great coffee….but I suspect you may be disappointed by the lack of real ale !

Donation of £100.00 by david rey

best of luck Touche - hope it all goes well, and that the lent training pays off! D&E

Donation of £100.00 by Martin Kotze

Great cause Touchie! Awesome that you are getting to see more of Africa!

Donation of £100.00 by The Byrom Family

42km sounds like a breeze for a man of your capability! Good luck and well done for stepping in Touche!

Donation of £50.00 by Dan & Rachael Rogers

Well done Touche, couldn’t get a better cause, you’ll have an amazing time and good on you for taking on a real toughie!

Donation of £50.00 by Matthew Blagg

Good luck mate!

Donation of £100.00 by Phil Munk

Good luck buddy. A very worthwhile cause. Phil and Sals x

Donation of £50.00 by Darren Ketteringham

Great effort for a great cause Touche. Remember to step off your right as well or it will be a very long walk!!

Donation of £50.00 by Carl & Kay

Hope you have time to enjoy it 😊 Good luck

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

One foot in front of the other …. about 55,000 times! Got get ‘em Touche! Can’t wait to hear about it.

Donation of £50.00 by Michelle Clarence

Donation of £25.00 by Peakie

Good luck Touche - fab cause to be supporting.

Donation of £50.00 by Baylo

Awesome effort Touche, although haven’t you left the training a little late? 🤣

Donation of £50.00 by Rich webber

Good luck mate, make sure you pack plasters!

Donation of £50.00 by Chris Blanchard

Donation of £50.00 by BRENDAN

Good luck - Great cause - Gruelling challenge!

Donation of £25.00 by Fiona Clifton

Wonderful organisation, praying for a safe and fruitful trip, go Touche! Fiona, Andy, Joseph & Izzy xx

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Double it if you run the whole way :) well done sounds like a great reason/cause.

Donation of £50.00 by James Booth

Very best of luck Touche!

Donation of £50.00 by Maria Long

Best of luck!!

Donation of £5.00 by Your Favourite Child

Don't forget suncream for that Big Bald Head