Compassion Challenges -Lou Gudger

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Lou Gudger

Challenge Date:

23rd April 2023

My Challenge:

London Marathon 2023




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £4,168.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £344.75

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


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Donation of £10.00 by Catherine

Amazing achievement for such a good cause. Your story is inspirational. Well done, Lou xx

Donation of £10.00 by Sally Robinson

Well done 👏

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Donation of £20.00 by Louise Pritchard

Congratulations Loughborough, such a star!

Donation of £20.00 by The Neill’s

Fantastic effort! Well done! An amazing achievement for you and for Compassion- all those children and families who will benefit. Good to see you all briefly too this weekend! With love, E, T, J and H x

Donation of £10.00 by Caitlin Murphy

What a superstar you are!!!!! Caitlin xx

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Well done 👏 you star.

Donation of £10.00 by Charlotte Dakin

Lou you are the most amazing, inspirational person I know! Go smash this Marathon 👊

Donation of £20.00 by Kim Murrells

Lou you are a true inspiration. Go get em girl!

Donation of £10.00 by Natasha Downes

Good luck Lou - you'll smash it!

Donation of £10.00 by Ruth Haywood

You're amazing Lou! What an inspiration!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Couldn’t be prouder of you, Lou! Go and smash it! We’ll be cheering you on from home. You truly are an inspiration! XO

Donation of £20.00 by Heather & Sue Waldron

Wishing you all the best for tomorrow x

Donation of £15.00 by Ali Weaver

I know you have been training hard for this Lou, you will smash it! Wishing you all the very best.

Donation of £20.00 by Deb and Malc

All the best!

Donation of £20.00 by Kerry Gallacher

Lou, You are amazing! We are so proud of you and know you will smash it. Lots of love The Gallacher’s xxxxx

Donation of £10.00 by Ania

Good Luck Lou. You’ll be amazing x

Donation of £5.00 by Sarah Curtis

Good Luck for Sunday- we’ll be watching trying to spot you! x

Donation of £10.00 by Cat, Jason, Joel & Micah

All the best!

Donation of £5.00 by Julie Murdoch

Donation of £5.00 by Harriet Rofer

Good luck Lou! xx

Donation of £10.00 by Paula Woodward

What an inspiration you are! Wishing you the very best of luck, dig deep at mile 20 and smash it!

Donation of £20.00 by Ollie Preston

Good luck Lou, what a wonderful thing to do for a fantastic cause x

Donation of £5.00 by Anonymous

Go and smash it lovely, you are amazing! ❤️

Donation of £10.00 by Sarah Smith

Good luck on Sunday. I’ll be thinking of you x

Donation of £10.00 by Jo Lewis

Good Luck for Sunday You are amazing !!!

Donation of £10.00 by Rachel Coleman

Literally our ‘Superhero’ When I grow up I want to be like you😘 xx

Donation of £10.00 by Jo chatwin and family x

Donation of £20.00 by Heather and Dorien

You're incredible Lou, doing an amazing thing ❤️ xx

Donation of £10.00 by Sarah Butcher

You are an absolute inspiration Lou! Your boundless energy, motivation and inner strength, blows me away! You’ve got this!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

All the best, and thank you x

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Lou, we have no doubt you will do amazingly well :)

Donation of £30.00 by Rach G

You're doing amazing, Lou! So proud of you, you've got this! Xx

Donation of £10.00 by Mary Laluk

You're a very special lady, you've got this Lou, lots of love n God Bless You 😘xx

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Donation of £50.00 by Chris, Tracey & Holly

Go, go, go, Lou. Smash it!!!! Lots of love from the Rothley G's

Donation of £20.00 by Susan Fleming

Good luck xx

Donation of £10.00 by Jen Marshall

All the best Lou. Go smash it!

Donation of £20.00 by Chris Howard

Good luck Lou!! X

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Susan Cavendish

Donation of £20.00 by Teresa Hawketts

Good luck Lou x

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Donation of £25.00 by Linda J

You can do it Louise and for such a great cause.

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Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £15.00 by Claire Farrand

You’re doing a great job Lou! What an amazing thing to do to raise money for a great charity!

Donation of £10.00 by Emma R

Your legs will forgive you… eventually. Good luck, Lou! xxx

Donation of £100.00 by Sue Titley

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Donation of £100.00 by Hazel Lee

Donation of £20.00 by Shani

Enjoy your run. Hoping it's a wonderful day. God bless

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Susan Rickards

Good luck Louise

Donation of £10.00 by Kyra Collins

Best of luck! Enjoy every minute 👏 we will be routing for you. Kyra, Alan and Cole

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Go King-King (and Lou 😊 ) X

Donation of £25.00 by Paul & Linda

Well done Lou. We know you can do this. Bless you. X

Donation of £10.00 by Keri Powell

Lou, you are just amazing! Wishing you all the very best 💪 you will smash it! 👏 x

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Well done Louise. Praying you. Our Compassion child is called Ali and lives in Haiti.

Donation of £126.00 by Anonymous

At about 20 miles, think to yourself 'keep it going Lou, I CAN do this'!

Donation of £20.00 by Graham & Claire

Good luck Lou, we know you can do it xx

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

You will smash this Lou. I will be there in spirit with you. I put Ida in at mile 18 to motivate you and will tell her when write to her next! 😀

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

God Bless and have courage .

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Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Lou! Not that you need it! What an inspiration after the last year or so...

Donation of £10.00 by Shirley webb

Good luck Lou xx

Donation of £10.00 by Keith Jones

Donation of £5.00 by Miss Rowles

Your amazing! Never forget that! :)

Donation of £3.00 by Abbi Greene

You are an inspiration! Go smash it!

Donation of £20.00 by Lauren Jackson

Donation of £25.00 by Mark & Angela

Go for it Lou, rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of being so poorly and win this in style!

Donation of £20.00 by Shirley Taylor

Well done Lou, I'm proud of you and your Mum and Dad will be too, and watching you all the way 🤟🤟 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