Compassion Challenges -Tom Ormston

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Tom Ormston

Challenge Date:

2nd October 2022

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2022 for Compassion UK




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £2,194.27

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £486.07

My name is Tom, I'm 32, proud husband of Esther and father of two wonderful girls, and I'm running the London Marathon 2022 for Compassion. I'm a primary school teacher by trade and so fitting in long training runs around work and family will be a genuine challenge. I'm proud though to be representing Team Compassion at this year's London marathon and will give it my all from first training run to last step on October 2nd!

Running the London marathon has been high on my bucket list for years. I competed in the virtual version last year, but lost in my own thoughts in the country roads of rural Northamptonshire for 26.2 miles left me feeling I had unfinished business! When the opportunity came up to run the real deal in London for Compassion, it was an absolute no-brainer. I've supported Compassion for years, sponsoring a boy called Gerardo in El Salvador initially, and now a girl called Anita in Uganda. The work Compassion does literally saves lives, and so I'm more than willing to put myself through 5 hours of city-based pain if it means I can raise some much needed money for their fabulous projects!

All the money raised this year goes to a project in Kenya, supporting new mothers and babies with healthcare and advice pre, during and post birth. It will literally change and save lives!


Donation of £130.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Helen B

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Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done Tom

Donation of £30.00 by The Parkers

Well done Tom from the Parkers! X

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Good luck! We are right behind you. In a very non literal way. Have the best time - you've earned it! T, F & L. Xx

Donation of £20.00 by The Barke's

Good luck Buddy, All the best Drew and family

Donation of £20.00 by Kate

Run Tom Run 🏃‍♂️! You’ve got this!!

Donation of £30.00 by Louisa Baker

Awesome Ormston

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Fischers

Run Thomas run! Good luck!

Donation of £30.00 by Julie Hyne

Good luck Tom, you are going to have the most amazing experience on Sunday and running for a great cause too. Team Hyne will be cheering and supporting you all the way whilst we track you virtually. Emma’s already looking forward to her Marathon breakfast croissant!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

All the best Tom.

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Donation of £20.00 by Debbie

Good luck, Tom! You can do it! :)

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Good Luck Tom

Donation of £20.00 by Catherine Goldsmith

Hope you have eaten plenty of cake in preparation! Good luck and have a good day.

Donation of £10.00 by Chel Cullen

Good luck with this Tom!

Donation of £20.00 by Charlie

Great Charity and a great event - praying it goes well.

Donation of £10.00 by Simon Villette

I hope you have a good run. You are doing this on behalf of all the rest of us who dream of running but don't get round to it!

Donation of £20.00 by Georgina

Good Luck Tom!!!! We’ll be thinking of you on Sunday & will be sending stamina vibes, love, & prayers your way. Thankyou for doing something challenging & amazing to help people who need it so much x

Donation of £20.00 by Helen Samuel

Best of luck for this awesome challenge! Have a wonderful run Tom. The Samuels will be cheering you all the way. xxxx

Donation of £30.00 by Angela

Good luck Tom!

Donation of £50.00 by Robert Dillarstone

Tom, good luck and run well! Rob

Donation of £10.00 by Katherine Towns

Good Luck, Tom!

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Good luck, Tom! You will do it.

Donation of £20.00 by Vanessa Waller

Good luck Tom

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Tom Lesley and I are in admiration of anyone who runs a marathon. Well done!

Donation of £20.00 by The Lowndes

Good luck Tom!

Donation of £20.00 by Richard Newton

Good luck with the marathon. Well done for doing it for a good cause.

Donation of £10.00 by Sooz VP

Go Tom. Amazing challenge for an amazing cause

Donation of £10.00 by Claire Price

Go Tom!! You can do it!

Donation of £10.00 by Helen Bowers

Go Tom go … you will find the energy to do those extra kms when you get there xxx

Donation of £10.00 by Isla Ross

Good luck to a great teacher!

Donation of £10.00 by Jennie Grove

Well done Tom - keep going - power of the orange!

Donation of £10.00 by Sophia and Emilia Bland

Good luck Mr O!!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Remember Forest G. :-)

Donation of £10.00 by Michelle Groom

Good luck with your challenge from Eliza and Larissa! You can do it!

Donation of £10.00 by Anna

Wishing you all the luck for your challenge - you can do it!!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good Luck!

Donation of £10.00 by Stacey Quirke

Well done!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Enjoy the running and cross that line knowing you’ve helped to change lives

Donation of £20.00 by Eleanor Rayden

All the best, Tom! Run well!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

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Donation of £25.00 by Liz F.

Well done Tom, I’m sure you’ll do it

Donation of £150.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Tom. It's a great cause to fundraise for..

Donation of £30.00 by Dave & Lin

Tom, as you reach Mile 22, here are 4 things to remember about pain: 1. Pain is pleasure 2. Pain is temporary, glory is forever 3. Pain is only weakness leaving the body 4. Pain is French for 'Bread'! Good luck!! Dave & Lin

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

A fantastic cause and no doubt you will smash it-so great the difference it will make to many lives

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

We applaud you for your commitment to this cause and wish you good success in training and taking part in the marathon. David & Ann

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done Tom . Train well. It is a privilege to support you.

Donation of £50.00 by Dunkley family

Well done Tom , rather you than me ! Great charity, looking forward to getting to know our sponsored little girl

Donation of £50.00 by Lesley Taylor-Zwanziger

Well done for all your hard work Tom.

Donation of £50.00 by Joanna Ormston

You’ve got this Tom!! Amazing thing to do for an incredible charity! Can’t wait to cheer you on in October!!! Jo x

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Good Luck Mr O!!! From Noah, Finn and Emilia W

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Best of luck to you!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Mr O.

Donation of £20.00 by The Burrows Family

Good luck with your training & fundraising. It’s a great cause!

Donation of £10.00 by Liz Ingham

Well done Tom. Keep up the good work.

Donation of £50.00 by Michael Gorton

Go for it Mr O!

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

We are so very proud of you

Donation of £35.00 by Gannon and Finley

Go Mr. Ormston!!

Donation of £10.00 by Your sister's Godmother

You're a Hero xx