Compassion Challenges -Debbie Wattis

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Debbie Wattis

Challenge Date:

12th May 2017




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £4,745.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £853.75

My name is Debbie Wattis. I have one husband, four sons and two dogs. I live near Coventry but despite this I try and find the fun in everything!

For most of my life I have struggled with my weight. But last year I faced it head on resulting in me losing 75lbs. The emotional journey I went through was massive, the habits I broke were so ingrained and my thinking had to be totally transformed. Previously I would wallow in self pity, idlely go about each day not really pushing myself. I felt inadequate and unworthy. Now I have dealt with those feelings and banished them from my life. I am loved, accepted and valued. I am also healthier, stronger and lighter!

Having been on this life changing journey over the past year, I now want to help others with the same level of determination and energy. So I find myself running a half-marathon in Rwanda for Compassion! Who'd have thought!!! I have never done anything like this before and would never have imagined I could ever even give it a go. Before last year I would get out of breath just walking upstairs!

I am under no illusion this will be a massive challenge but I am excited to be given the opportunity to raise support for Compassion.


Donation of £300.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by linda hood

Thanks for shairing from your heart Debbie and thanks for the print donations looking healthy. Keep up the good work ( painting)

Donation of £20.00 by Lynda James

Really looking forward to seeing your picture on my friend's wall. Bless you xx

Donation of £80.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Jenn

So well done Debbie, well proud of you and your supporting team.

Donation of £180.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Adam and Laura

Well done Debs brilliant charity as well. Adam and Laura

Donation of £25.00 by Marilyn Bilton

Well done Debbie. Keep on running.xx

Donation of £25.00 by Karen Weston (new Bilton)

Way to go Debbie!!!! Amazing achievement for an amazing cause xxx

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Go gettem Forest!! X x πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Donation of £20.00 by Lisa Starkey

You go girl ! You have done amazing !!!!!

Donation of £100.00 by Noel and Angela Williams

All the best Debbie. We are cheering you on and all for such a great cause. Go for it!

Donation of £10.00 by Hannah Reid

Go for it Debbie! What an inspiration you are!

Donation of £15.00 by Loui lippolis

Fantastic thing you're doing

Donation of £10.00 by Lesley lippolis

Well done Debbie xxx

Donation of £25.00 by Davina Cairns

You have done amazing to be able to take part in this challenge . All the best for tomorrow. Cheering you on xx

Donation of £20.00 by Mark & jo

Well done debs, We know you will have succeeded in your personal challenge; and what a way to end your most brilliant year!! But it doesn't end here, this is the path to a new freshness in life. The best is yet to come!

Donation of £100.00 by David Moore

Amazing effort Debs, well done on your journeyπŸ˜€

Donation of £100.00 by Jody wainwright

Go for it Debbie. God bless.

Donation of £300.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Nadine & Matt Hughes

Here's to a great run & a great cause! Will be thinking of you!

Donation of £20.00 by David Hasselhoff

The Hoff is with you Debs. Love from David.

Donation of £20.00 by Elite Therapy

Th every best of luck on your half marathon and hope to see you soon for a post event massage!

Donation of £300.00 by Patricia Edmiston

Run for life Deb. Love ya. Mum x

Donation of £25.00 by Caroline Hobkirk

Donation of £15.00 by Julie Bentall

We will all be thinking of you Deb. Try to enjoy it once you get going - you have worked so hard to prepare for it. A true inspiration. Can't wait to hear all about it, Jules, Rich Josh & Lydia xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Tracey

Donation of £60.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Keep on being the inspiration you are.

Donation of £25.00 by Yvonne and Paul Wykes

Praying for you Debs, with you all the way, we greatly admire what you are doing and why, it's wonderful

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Marvellous thing you are doing Debbie. Will be praying you through on Thursday! Lots of love xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Chris prees

Donation of £240.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Fiona Lapworth

Wow how far you have come ! You have inspired me, go girl !!!

Donation of £500.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £1,000.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Dawn Emery

Go Debbie! So inspirational, I'm proud to call you my friend x

Donation of £30.00 by Jayne C

After 13 years of sponsoring, my sponsored child has just graduated from the Compassion project. It has been such a privilege to be a sponsor. May you be blessed as you transform the lives of others through this wonderful act of compassion for Compassion.

Donation of £10.00 by Jacqui Southall

All the very best with this challenge and try to enjoy the journey right to the end. Stay casual relaxed and if you beat your predicted time. BONUS GIRL ! X

Donation of £30.00 by Mary Morris

You are fantastic Deb. So proud of you.

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Go for it Debs! You're absolutely amazing!

Donation of £35.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Debbie, you have done great thus far, we know you will rise to this challenge and achieve your goal. Will be praying for you and cheering you on!

Donation of £50.00 by Elaine Mugleston

WOW Debbie! Go for it! Compassion is an amazing Project and your efforts will bring much needed support which is life changing for these children and their families.

Donation of £20.00 by Lynda & Andy James

Debbie, I have followed your journey of transformation, with great interest. You have inspired me to get fitter and return to running. Well done on all you have achieved for an amazing cause.

Donation of £15.00 by Justin and Hayley

Debbie - you are a complete inspiration. If any one can do this you can! Have an amazing trip 😊

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Inspired by your determination to fulfil this difficult challenge. Your willpower and focus will get you over the finish line!! Head up πŸ˜‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Donation of £50.00 by Adrian & Denese

Come on Debbie we know you can do it, we will be here praying and cheering you on. Love xx

Donation of £10.00 by Cecily & Calvin Hollingworth

Such a worthwhile challenge on all counts - all the very best with your training and the run itself. With love from us all.

Donation of £50.00 by Anna and Andy Stretton

Debbie you are such an inspiration, well done

Donation of £300.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Pete & Pat

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Debbie you are an inspiration to us all. With all the love and support around you, I have no doubt that you will complete this challenge. Best wishes Hema xx

Donation of £20.00 by Val

Donation of £5.00 by Rachel&Keith

Who would have dreamt this one year ago. No you're helping children to dream. Enjoy. Rachelx and Keithx

Donation of £20.00 by Jeanette Hayes

Debbie you are amazing and no matter what I believe in you. Love and hugs Netty xx

Donation of £10.00 by Lindsey Paradine

Debbie my lovely... You have never ceased inspiring me, ever since our paths crossed at MHS. Life has taken us in different directions, but you remain a force for brilliance and beauty. I believe in you x

Donation of £100.00 by Jen Adams

This looks like a tough challenge, so i sponsor you knowing you can overcome any challenge to face, so best foot forward and enjoy every mile!