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: £910.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £186.25

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!


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

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

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