Compassion Challenges -Andy Hutchinson

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Andy Hutchinson

Challenge Date:

23rd April 2023

My Challenge:

To complete the London Marathon 2023 without stopping.




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £2,382.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £430.50

I'm running the 2023 London Marathon in aid of Compassion UK. At 53 I have never run a marathon before and feel that this is the right time to do it as this is the youngest I'll ever be! Please will you consider partnering with me by encouraging me to complete the training and by sponsoring me as well.

I'm taking part because running helps me spiritually, mentally and physically. It pushes me beyond my natural capacity as I am not a natural runner and I need challenge to keep fresh. I am running for Compassion because they are such an amazing charity; making a difference in young people's lives across the globe, breaking the cycle of poverty.


Donation of £200.00 by Mark Preston

Congratulations, Andy. A terrific achievement. M & Z

Donation of £20.00 by Natalie

Well done- you smashed it! Such an impressive time too :)

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

I sponsor Emmanuel from Ghana and I am in awe of marathon runners! One half was enough for me!! Well done 👏🏼

Donation of £10.00 by Ully-Lange

Fantastic Andy, huge congratulations and well done:-)

Donation of £20.00 by Lisa Leaf

Great job Andy, you absolute hero!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Charles and Nickie.

Had not realised you were doing this Andy. So a retrospective bit of support is hereby given. Great job and well done! You deserved your bottle of coke! 😀

Donation of £20.00 by Bones

Well done, smashed it! Never in doubt

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

I was speaking to some Missionaries from Borneo here in India who support Compassion in SE Asia. Welldone on this great achievement!

Donation of £20.00 by Radge

Godspeed old bean

Donation of £25.00 by Simon & Sue Wilkes

May God inspire you with the strength and determination to make the finish line.

Donation of £100.00 by Ben Thorne

All the best! You’re going to be great, you have worked so hard!

Donation of £15.00 by Arron Phillips

All the best Andy don't hit the wall! :) Arron and Miriam

Donation of £25.00 by Becca & john

You'll smash it Andy! Such an awesome thing to do for an amazing charity.

Donation of £20.00 by Rob and Hannah Nicholls

All the best for the marathon, rather you than me! We will be praying for you 🙏. Such a fantastic cause.

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £200.00 by Reigate Baptist Church

Andy - thank you so much for preaching here, such a timely and God-led message for us. We appreciate you and wish you all the best for your marathon run! God bless you!

Donation of £20.00 by Matt Hoare

Great job Andy!

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Brilliant, keep going Andy, sure you’ll smash it.

Donation of £25.00 by Emma Hoare

Good luck Andy, wishing you the very best, we know you’ll Smash it. Best wishes Emma and David

Donation of £5.00 by Mel Richards

Donation of £20.00 by Andy and Fiona

Best of luck

Donation of £100.00 by Brian and Susan

Well done Andy, we'll be praying for you on the day!

Donation of £20.00 by The Murray's

Level up! I'm backing you all the way, you have totally got this! Proud of you already. Your gonna love it, absolutely remarkable moments ahead. There will be jelly babies crew everywhere so it won't matter if Anne eats them all on the day 😆. We love you! Go smash it and soak up every last bit and for an amazing why 🫶

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £200.00 by Anonymous

Have an awesome run!

Donation of £30.00 by Julian and Helen Gillett

It was great to meet you this morning at RBC. Good luck with the London will love it!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

What an incredible message at RBC this morning! Thank you for your faithfulness and thank you for reminding us that it starts with the least! Blessings for the last 3 weeks of training and Godspeed on the day!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

What determination you bring to this event Andy. One which will powerfully ripple around the world for young people in desperate circumstances. Loved by God.

Donation of £10.00 by Frances Hutchinson

Donation of £150.00 by Riverside Church Exeter

Go - Andy - Go !!

Donation of £100.00 by Heather & Rob

We pray that your training goes well Andy, and that you enjoy the big day, with much love from Heather and Rob.

Donation of £26.00 by Simon & Rachael

Good Luck 🏃🏼

Donation of £100.00 by Kay & Malcolm Johnston

We’ll be praying for you both on the day & for your training xxx

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

I press towards the mark for the prize…..

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Hope the marathon goes well! Keep pressing on!

Donation of £180.00 by Andy Hutchinson

Donation of £26.00 by Carol W

Well done Andy, what an amazing achievement for a great charity!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Edith

Donation of £100.00 by Hope Church

Thank you Andy for all that you do for Compassion in supporting children across the globe.

Donation of £50.00 by Frank and Jo

All the best! Enjoy, and keep thinking about all the money you're raising. Sub 4hr please!

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Trusting you run the whole course well

Donation of £50.00 by Keith Hutchinson

Great and worthwhile challenge Andrew!

Donation of £20.00 by Don Esso

Great cause. Go for it my man

Donation of £25.00 by Bethany Reed