Compassion Challenges -James Bothamley

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James Bothamley

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

I’m running across Togo for Compassion, without leaving the UK!

For me, this is a challenge that really matters because I’m passionate about the work of Compassion UK in Togo.

Togo’s educational resources are limited. Many young people have access to few books and no internet. As a result, they can’t progress onto higher education and miss out on the stable income that a graduate job secures.

Compassion Togo is close to completing a youth resource centre in Togo’s capital Lomé. This will enable 500 young people to continue learning and pursue their dreams.

But it needs funding. That’s why I’m taking on Compassion UK’s Togo 100km Virtual Challenge.

Over the next three months, I will run 100km. In the gym, around the park, through my streets.

I want to raise at least £1 for each kilometre I achieve.

I’m up for the challenge. Will you help me cross the finishing line?




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £130.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £27.50

A middle aged, overweight, reluctant runner.

Because I love Compassion and the work that we do to help the world's poorest children and their families, and this opportunity will also encourage me to get outside and exercise more.


Donation of £10.00 by Sean Cooper

God speed James.

Donation of £20.00 by Emma Janes

Well done James, what a great cause!

Donation of £20.00 by MK Dons Fan Club

For all your MK Dons support over the years

Donation of £20.00 by Garpat

Middle aged, yes. Reluctant runner, definitely. Overweight? I wouldn't say so. Well done, mate. This is hard yakka and a great cause.

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Get it done in a month James and I will happily double my donation 😉

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £10.00 by James Crowley

Good luck, great cause

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Run Forrest .... Run! Good work James. The very of luck!