Compassion Challenges -Luke Smith

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Luke Smith

Challenge Date:

23rd April2023

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2023




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,861.20

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £376.55

I'm a Music Teacher in London and I love running and have run several half-marathons but never a full marathon. I've always dreamt of being able to do the London Marathon. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to combine my love of running with my passion for seeing the lives of children, who don't have access to the same opportunities that we do here in the UK, transformed.

My wife and I have been long-term supporters of the work of Compassion, we have sponsored multiple children over the past 12 years and continue to do so. Receiving letters from the children that show their journey growing up into young adults and seeing the new life opportunities that they now have due to the work of Compassion is incredible to be a first hand witness to.

No matter how small your donation Compassion will be hugely grateful for your support that will allow them to continue the amazing work that they do. Thank you so much!


Donation of £8.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Cash Donation

Donation of £10.00 by Gregory Haber-Smith

Well done Luke, great achievement and also a great cause 👍

Donation of £20.00 by Cash Donation

Donation of £260.00 by Anonymous

Well done on a very tough challenge. Amazing time as well. Felt we couldn’t sponsor a child as might be too old to see it through🤣🤣

Donation of £500.00 by Anonymous

Well done! 😁

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

What a great cause

Donation of £50.00 by Derek and Jenny

Donation of £20.00 by Megan

Well done Nibs! Smashed it!

Donation of £20.00 by Amanda Boggust

Great charity, have fun!

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Luke!

Donation of £10.00 by Teresa Restall

Donation of £10.00 by Jonny Woollard

Donation of £20.00 by Adrian Woods

Good luck Luke, you’ve got this! What a wonderful cause Well done!

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Adam, Becca, N, C & A

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Good luck tomorrow!!

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

You’re training has been inspiring!! Proud of you 👏🏼

Donation of £30.00 by Linda

Go Luke!! I will be there to cheer!

Donation of £30.00 by Ed Blanden

Just keep running!

Donation of £20.00 by Barney

Go on Luke! I’ll be at Tower Bridge to cheer you on…I don’t mind influencing younger runners….

Donation of £25.00 by Jason and Anna

Good luck Luke!

Donation of £20.00 by CP

Donation of £20.00 by Andy

Best of luck on Sunday. You’ve done the training, it’s time to #trusttheprocess.

Donation of £20.00 by Adam and Chelsie

Trust your training, go and smash it Luke! Good luck

Donation of £10.00 by Nick and Becky

Go on Lukey!

Donation of £25.00 by Gordon Phillips

It’s brilliant that you’re running for Compassion, Luke. I wish you well on the day and hope that you enjoy the atmosphere!

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

All the best Luke! Hope you get your sub 4h time :) but most importantly it’s amazing what you’re doing for God’s kingdom! 🙌🏾🙏🏾🏃🏾

Donation of £20.00 by Simi

All the best Luke!

Donation of £35.00 by Dara

All the best Luke!

Donation of £50.00 by Sam Goold

Donation of £26.20 by Chris and Elizabeth Wilks

We hope that it goes well.

Donation of £100.00 by Tim and Sam Lewis

Go Luke! Will be a walk in the park for you!

Donation of £25.00 by Charles January

All the best

Donation of £20.00 by Sophie Tyler

Good luck with all the training and the actual race! You'll be amazing!!

Donation of £50.00 by Marcel

All the best Luke, you will smash it

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

All the best for the run!

Donation of £10.00 by Tunde

Trusting for a great time for a great cause! Have fun.

Donation of £10.00 by George H

Good luck mate! We’ll have to go for a big Franco Manca to celebrate when you’re done.

Donation of £42.00 by Anonymous

You are the man! Have a great run