Compassion Challenges -Joel Merry

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Joel Merry

Challenge Date:

29th May 2022

My Challenge:

Edinburgh Marathon 2022




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,195.01

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £201.25

This year, I'll be running Edinburgh Marathon 2022 in memory of my grandad and in aid of an amazing charity which was close to his heart, Compassion UK.

Compassion UK are committed to saving children around the world from unnecessary, abject poverty. Supporting me in running that long 26.2 miles, either by making a donation or sponsoring a child, will support the far-reaching, holistic and child-centred work they do each year. For more information, please go to

Many thanks in advance for your generous support, Joel x


Donation of £30.00 by Josie Middleton

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Rachel

Well done Joely! What a tremendous accomplishment so proud of you! Xxx

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Peter (Brian’s brother)

Well done Joel. A great memorial and a wonderful charity.

Donation of £10.00 by Dominique Fletcher

Congrats Joel! What an incredible thing to do!

Donation of £10.00 by Jennifer Rudd

Well done Joel! You are an inspiration xx

Donation of £10.00 by Jennifer

Well done Joel you are an inspiration!! Love Jen and the boys 🤍

Donation of £20.00 by Kate Aspray

So proud of you Joel - you’ve worked so hard! Such an achievement and for an important cause, well done. Xxx

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Rach and Rory

We love you Joel! Amazingly proud

Donation of £10.00 by Kate Hutt

Well done Joel!! Amazing xxxx

Donation of £15.00 by Hanne & Joel

Amazing effort and a worthy cause, Joel! Well done. Han, Joel, Isla &Arlo xx

Donation of £0.01 by Anonymous

Donation of £135.00 by Mum and Dad

Good luck Joe!

Donation of £50.00 by Jonny

We’ll be there every step of the way Joel (virtually of course, there ain’t no way I’m running a marathon ;) Best of luck and enjoy every second!

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Emily Richardson

Lots of love Joely! You’ve got this!!!!

Donation of £20.00 by Sarah

Good luck Joel!

Donation of £30.00 by Tim, Kate, Rebecca & Charlotte

Good luck Joe! Will be thinking of you on Sunday and sending lots of positive wishes!

Donation of £20.00 by Mum - on behalf of Hugh and Barbara

Hugh and Barbara send their love

Donation of £20.00 by Claire Taylor

Go for it Joel, hope you love it. Well done you xxx

Donation of £50.00 by Dr John J Hambley

Hope it goes well! Good luck Joel! Great thing to do for a great cause, love John and Nicky (Hambley)

Donation of £20.00 by Claire E

Well done Joely - I am so so unbelievably proud of you!! You are just amazing!! Can’t wait to cheer you on!! Xxx

Donation of £10.00 by Louise Burn

Good luck Joel!! Xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Sam Edgar

Good luck Joel, this is such a fantastic cause and I just know you will smash it!!! Pints in Ouseburn when you’re done!! X

Donation of £30.00 by EH & ZP

You have got this! Good luck pal you will smash it!!

Donation of £30.00 by Katy & Ision

Well done for running a marathon Joel! And for a great cause! You’re a star!! Good luck for the big day & hope all your training going well :-) xxxxx

Donation of £30.00 by Jess

Go Joely - you can do it!! So proud of you!! Jess xxx

Donation of £10.00 by Antonia ions

You got this!!

Donation of £50.00 by Janet Merry

Dear Joel, Please find my donation in memory of grandad, he would be very happy to know you are supporting this charity that was so close to his heart. X

Donation of £10.00 by Eileen Merry

Wishing you all the best Joel on your run, much love from me and Ian xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by H Proctor

Good luck Joel

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Aunty Liggy

Grandad would be so proud of you Joe, for all the hard training you have put in to raise support for this fantastic organisation in the amazing and much needed work that they do. Every blessing for the day!!

Donation of £100.00 by Neil & Jayne McCarthy

What a great cause Joe, we’re sure your Grandad would be proud! GO FOR IT!!! N&J

Donation of £30.00 by Melissa Merry

£10 on behalf of Kev and £20 from nanny Mo

Donation of £20.00 by Eric Burgess

Awesome Joe, well done .

Donation of £50.00 by Tracy and Rob

Every blessing Joel in your challenge Xx

Donation of £20.00 by Mike Judge

Go you! I shall cheer you on from the side lines! 😉

Donation of £10.00 by Jake Hollings

Go on son! This is great mate, what a legend. Hope you can reach your target 👍 Just don’t eat too many toasties before the big day. Catch you soon! J x

Donation of £10.00 by Nicola Gard

Donation of £25.00 by Harry

Good luck dearest Joel! X

Donation of £20.00 by Minna

Amazing Joely, so proud of you! Can’t wait for you to smash it! Xxx

Donation of £20.00 by Andrew Timmis

Gooooood luck!

Donation of £15.00 by Elsie

Good luck Joel! Xx