Compassion Challenges -Ranjit Bennett

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Ranjit Bennett

Challenge Date:


My Challenge:

Running a Marathon in Kenya for children born into the vulnerability of poverty. The challenge is in June this year and I'm funding my own expenses which means all the funds raised here will benefit the children directly. See the promo video for the Muskathlon here for more on what it aims to do -




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,200.00

Offline Total: £71.63

Gift Aid: £91.25

This will be my first marathon in an 'extreme' location - but as the promo above says, my hardship will be nothing compared to what the communities where I'll run face on a daily basis.

By sponsoring just one child for £25 monthly (or $38), you will transform the life of that child forever.

Often I've felt challenged by the poverty around me both here in the UK and elsewhere. Whilst we await / advocate / partner for systemic change, this is my attempt to do something about it right now, with what I can for those within my reach, through your help - one child at a time.

To see an example of how Emerson in Haiti benefits from his sponsor Danielle's generosity, please see this clip -

The impact goes far beyond just the one child and typically lifts their families too, out of poverty. See how Salama's aspirations and her mum's hope for the future changed in this one -

All said and done, I realise this is not a small commitment in the long term; so please do not feel pressured to sponsor a child or donate, if that's not what you would like to or can right now. Any one off donations (by clicking the 'Donate' button above) will still go directly to the same community and provide education for those identified as leaving secondary education and their current support.

If you like the idea of sponsoring a child but live outside the UK, or would want to choose a child from the villages I would run in, please let me know. The 'Sponsor a Child' button above will give you a wider choice. It is such a privilege to go beyond ourselves and impact the lives of those that are suffering from injustice and poverty, one child at a time!


Donation of £20.00 by James Stott

Donation of £40.00 by Kipchumba

Donation of £500.00 by Ivy Church

We love you Ranjit! Well done from your church family at Ivy.

Donation of £30.00 by Brian Rose

Great job Ranjit!

Donation of £20.00 by Rengarajan Vijayan

Donation of £25.00 by R Diwakar

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Very proud of you Ranjith

Donation of £10.00 by GK

All the best Annae, cause worth the effort

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

GO FOR IT, RANJIT! So proud of you and what you're doing!

Donation of £20.00 by tolani Lewis

Best of luck Ranjit With the lords help you will succeed.

Donation of £60.00 by YS

All the best Ranjit. More power to you.

Donation of £20.00 by Pat O'Hagan

Don't be late!

Donation of £15.00 by Chris Treharne

Very best of luck Ranj, don't forget your sun hat!

Donation of £10.00 by William Walker

Good luck for a very worthy cause

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Very best of luck!

Donation of £15.00 by Mark Berentzen

Good luck Ranjit. It sounds like a great cause, and a big challenge. I wish you the best of luck.

Donation of £35.00 by Anonymous

Be safe Ranji. God bless!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Fantastic cause Ranjit. It will be hot drink loads. All the best

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

All the best, Ranjit Anna!

Donation of £50.00 by JP

Donation of £20.00 by Uma C.

Good luck Ranjit!

Donation of £10.00 by Fawad Haider

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous