Compassion Challenges -Jenna Gray

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Jenna Gray

Challenge Date:

8 June 2018

My Challenge:

I have decided to take on a half marathon in Kenya next June, yup it's true, you read right! Those of you who know me have probably never even seen me run, I actually can't remember the last time I did either! But what better time than right now to sign up to something a little crazy and very challenging to get the most out of this life!

I am fundraising for Compassion, an incredible charity doing real on the ground work to help children in poverty in a practical way.

I will be specifically raising funds for a solar lighting initiative to give the poorest families a sustainable lighting source all year round, saving them both money (on average these families are living on $1.25 a day) and lives. The black carbon released from the kerosene lamps they currently use is an ongoing problem and claims the lives of so many every year.

This is in part completely selfish on my behalf, I get to travel to a beautiful country for an adventure, but what I have learned about Compassion so far makes me want to be a part of this amazing cause, to be part of a group of ordinary people doing quite extraordinary things!

So I am aiming to raise £5,000 and get five children sponsored for Compassion, a scary number but I am quite determined,

So I put it to you all, my only hard sell I promise! To those I know and love, or maybe I don't know you at all. Today you could make an extraordinary difference in the life of another. A little or a lot, every penny helps! Maybe you could give up your coffee this week and support me instead (I know a big sacrifice coming from the coffee queen herself!)

Or maybe you would like to sponsor a child, an ongoing commitment and a very rewarding one.

All of the money I raise goes to Compassion, it's not a paid holiday for me! Just in case you needed some of the small print!

Oh and one last thing! Pray for me, a half marathon in 10 months!! I'll need all the prayers I can get!!

Big love and blessings to you all!

Jenna xx




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,700.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £321.25


Donation of £50.00 by J

Michelle’s donation x

Donation of £20.00 by Rhona

Absolutely amazing achievement Jenna. You have such an incredibly generous heart, you are truly inspiring xx

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Such a great cause, well done you for getting up and doing something so challenging. You can do it! xxxx

Donation of £100.00 by J

From Nina and morning tea donation

Donation of £20.00 by Gail and Rob

Go girl! So, so impressed by you taking on this challenge! Good on ya! Xxx

Donation of £40.00 by Letitia Dunne

Wishing you the VERY best of Luck, Jenna. 'GO JENNA!' you lovely, lovely girl. Much love from, Letty xoxo

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Well done Jenna. Good luck xxxx

Donation of £50.00 by Georgie Hunter Gordon

We should be doing this after all your delicious cooking at Camusrory... good luck!!!!! Much love Georgie and Kit xxxxx

Donation of £60.00 by Anonymous

Rib fest donation

Donation of £50.00 by Nikki and David WE

Go Jenna

Donation of £50.00 by Mads

Mmmmh it’s so cool ! Mmmmh I am so proud of you ! Do you know what I mean ? xxxx

Donation of £20.00 by Carl, Lee, Jada, Logan & Charlie

Go Aunty Jenna! We love you xo

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Go Jenna!!! You are a great inspiration and blessing and a catalyst of hope!

Donation of £20.00 by Daisy Soames

G’waaaan Jen!!

Donation of £20.00 by Alex Hamilton

Donation of £20.00 by Chris Sworder

Best of luck!

Donation of £10.00 by Emma Reay

You're awesome, Jenna! <3

Donation of £20.00 by Thomas Maples

Donation of £20.00 by Soz Moss

Good luck Jenna! Go for it :)

Donation of £100.00 by Rex and Dinese

Donation of £30.00 by Lucy Arkwright

Good luck! Xx

Donation of £50.00 by Arthur S

An amazing challenge for a wonderful cause. Best of luck. And remember, don't ever stop.

Donation of £250.00 by Rupert & Milly

Go girl!

Donation of £50.00 by john crosthwaite eyre

Full of admiration..bonne chance John Jane and Maisie

Donation of £20.00 by Barbara Longley

Apple crumble appeal thank you Jenna :)

Donation of £260.00 by Anonymous

Apple crumble fund raising!

Donation of £20.00 by Carolyn Connor

Good Luck Jenna. You are a strong brave lady, running for a good cause xxx

Donation of £5.00 by Thomas

Go for it! Such a worthy cause!

Donation of £25.00 by Eloisa

Go Jenna! You're amazing, you can do it!

Donation of £50.00 by Sophie Baring

Run Jenna run and Good Luck

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

Well done Jenna!

Donation of £100.00 by Greg and Megan Bell

Go girl!!!! So proud of you, we'll be cheering you on from home. Love always xxx