Compassion Challenges -Lou Gudger

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Lou Gudger

Challenge Date:

23rd April 2023

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2023




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £1,180.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £42.50

My story;

2021 was a significantly difficult year for me. After losing both parents to cancer within 6 months of each other, I then contracted COVID-19 which aggravated my Crohns Disease. This left me admitted to hospital with a major internal bleed.

I left hospital barely able to walk and spent most of 2022 trying to rebuild myself both emotionally and physically. Running London Marathon will help me continue on my journey of recovery by demonstrating that it really is possible to overcome adversity and rebuild both better and stronger than before!

Compassion, as a charity, has been a very important part of our family life for several years, with us currently sponsoring 3 children in Haiti, Brazil and Ethiopia.

Running for Compassion has given me the opportunity to focus outwards rather than inwards, to be able to bless others and to bring something good and worthwhile out of the difficulties I have faced over the last year.

If you are able to support me in any way, you would not only be helping me to achieve my goal but also be making a HUGE difference to the lives of children and young people by helping release them from poverty and giving them an opportunity to live a life they thoroughly deserve.

Thank you xx


Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Danielle Gudger

So proud of you Auntie Lou! I’m rooting for you every step of the way! You’re beyond amazing. Sending lots of love from Australia ❤️xx

Donation of £10.00 by Debbie

Good luck Lou and amazing to be running for such a great cause 😊

Donation of £10.00 by Deb, Matt, Amber & Summer xx

Go for it Lou! Great challenge x

Donation of £100.00 by Simon Gudger

Amazing woman running for an amazing charity. Go Lou, you've done so well so far, and I know you'll smash this! So proud of you xx