Compassion Challenges -Fiona Tweedie

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Fiona Tweedie

Challenge Date:

1st May - 31st July 2024

My Challenge:

I'm running across Togo (a few times) for Compassion, but without going there.

Togo’s educational resources are limited. Many young people, especially girls, 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.

I plan to run 1km for each student (that's 500km) in three months starting in May, and raise £2 per km - can you help?




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £675.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £138.75

About five years ago I reluctantly started the "Couch to 5k" programme, to support a family member. I discovered I love running, very slowly, in the local hills and trails. I've worked up to ultra distances, and hope to complete the 100k St Cuthbert's Way ultra in late July.

I'm committed to helping young people, especially girls, access education, and we sponsor a child in Togo with Compassion UK. And I like running long distances, very slowly. I don't like heat, so the chance to run "across Togo" while being on the local trails AND supporting young people in their education was one I had to take.


Donation of £20.00 by Laura Bryce

Good luck Fiona! :)

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Good luck Fi!!!!

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Claire Dalpra

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good luck!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

You are an utter superstar - I am in awe of you - may God bless every stride you take as well as the money you are raising for such a good cause xx

Donation of £20.00 by Catherine Skinner

Wow - total super woman - all best wishes for the run. Catherin e x

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done, Fiona! 😊 Great cause! 👍

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Excellent cause and a commendable goal! Must work out what Parkrun challenges might contribute to the mileage!

Donation of £25.00 by S Reed

Good luck with it all!

Donation of £50.00 by Elly

Go Fiona! This is an outstanding effort for a great cause.

Donation of £25.00 by Katherine Ivory

Awesome effort Fiona! Go for it

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Always an inspiration. Absolute superstar!

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous

G'aun yersel - and Wear the Damn Shorts! Great challenge; great cause!

Donation of £20.00 by Julie Macdonald

Go Fiona

Donation of £20.00 by Irene Parkrun

You are a super star Fiona. So much energy for others

Donation of £20.00 by Sarah Morrice

Well done Fiona, I’m in awe!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

What a woman! You make a real difference Fiona, one of life’s very good eggs. Good luck on this awesome challenge. Louise x

Donation of £20.00 by Jennifer Boag

Good luck, I could never do that

Donation of £50.00 by Ken Jamieson

Amazing challenge and cause sis! Love you! x

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Enjoy your challenge!

Donation of £10.00 by Nirikina

Good luck Fiona!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

You're nuts - but for an excellent cause!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous