Compassion Challenges -Catherine Shelton

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Catherine Shelton

Challenge Date:

2nd October 2022

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2022 for Compassion UK




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £2,099.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £208.00

I'm a Health & Wellness Coach and a mother of 4. We're world travellers, having lived for 11 years in a remote part of Russia working on Bible Translation, and now we're back home here in beautiful Bournemouth.

I love running and have run several half-marathons but never a full marathon. It's always been a dream goal for me to complete the London Marathon, but the long hours of training have always put me off because of my family commitments. But now that my kids are all at school, this seemed like the year to do it!

I'm very excited to be able to combine my love of running with my passion for world mission. Having taken part in various projects in Peru, Mexico, Italy and Russia over the years, I've seen first-hand the needs of children who don't have access to the same opportunities that we do here in the UK.

My family and I have been long-term supporters of the work of Compassion, and I feel so privileged to be able to help fundraise for such a worthy cause. Knowing that I'm able to play my small part in this through your generous donations is going to really spur me on in my training and on the day itself!

Please do consider sponsoring me, whatever you can manage, and supporting the amazing work of Compassion in this way. Thank you so much in advance!


Donation of £59.00 by Anonymous

From the St Saviour's Auction

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Well done Catherine and best wishes for the fund raising and actually running in the London Marathon in October.

Donation of £1,133.00 by Anonymous

Money raised from St Saviour's auction

Donation of £40.00 by Roger Northcott

Donation of £55.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Lilian D

Donation of £80.00 by Anonymous

Money from St Sav (non-auction donations)

Donation of £20.00 by Neil Baker

Good Luck.

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Well done on the progress so far..... you're doing brilliantly and will clearly be prepared for the challenge in October :) All the best for your continued running and donation targets - a great cause too.

Donation of £88.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Frances Joan Anderson

All the can do it.

Donation of £20.00 by Rachel Baker

Keep going Catherine! Love Rachel x

Donation of £25.00 by Les Barry

Well done Catherine, Compassion is also close to my heart. This sounds like a great challenge, you must be training hard. All the best for the day itself.

Donation of £5.00 by Catherine

You'll definitely smash the marathon and raise lots of money for such a worthwhile charity! Best of luck x

Donation of £25.00 by Sally & Mike

Fantastic cause - all the best!

Donation of £30.00 by Sarah grace

All the best for the day, enjoy it! What a great cause!

Donation of £25.00 by Jenny

What a great ambition to have. I shall be supporting you all the way.

Donation of £50.00 by Matthew Fry

Thanks for the Wellness Reset Weekend - my new daily healthy habit is going well and I am enjoying it. All the very best for the marathon and I hope it goes really well.

Donation of £25.00 by Jonathan

Best of luck, Catherine. That's about three times the distance between Hengistbury Head and Sandbanks, along the seafront. Chariots of Fire.... Happy training!

Donation of £25.00 by Dad

Go Catherine! We are a family of runners. I did a half, but never a full marathon and it's a bit late for that now! Very worthy charity.

Donation of £50.00 by Rosalind Blackstar

Wish you the best for your first marathon and raising funds for these children!

Donation of £5.00 by Vicki Uphill

Donation of £104.00 by Chris, Susan, Anna and Emma

Go Catherine!! An awesome challenge, an experience that will stay with you for a long time and wonderful charity to raise money for. Your half marathons will give you all the confidence you need.

Donation of £25.00 by Jan and Kelvin

Amazing commitment for a very worthy charity! Go, Catherine 🏃‍♀️

Donation of £25.00 by Georgina Gray

Great idea Catherine! I'll try to keep encouraging you in the coming months :)

Donation of £5.00 by Lesley

Well done Catherine x

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Ali Evans

Way to go Catherine…. You have got this!