Compassion Challenges -Vicky Henry

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Vicky Henry

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

I’m walking 100km across Togo for Compassion without leaving the UK.

For me, this is a challenge that really matters because Brian and I sponsor a child in Togo through Compassion UK and we have seen and heard about the impact that Compassion UK and our church have had in enabling support for children in poverty in Togo.




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £225.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £37.50

I loved school which is not something everyone can say so I trained as a PE teacher and kept going to school! I retired 8 years ago and although I miss teaching I am still involved with children as I have the privilege of looking after 3 grandchildren once a week or more if they’re ill! I took up golf and this is a main contributor to this challenge as 1 round equals about 8km depending on where you hit the ball! Enough about me it’s the challenge that’s important.

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 3 months I’m going to walk 100km by chasing after grandchildren, playing golf and walking a mad cocker spaniel.

I want to raise at least £1 for each kilometre I achieve but anything you can donate will be amazing and gratefully received.


Donation of £20.00 by Emma and Mark

Great excuse for more golf, Vicky! Well done!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Well done Vicky!

Donation of £5.00 by Lippy

I’ll double my donation if you get to 150km

Donation of £20.00 by Kate Phillips

Well done Vicky! X

Donation of £20.00 by FlapJacquie

Well done Vicky ….

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Evie, Dylan & Reuben

Good luck Mops! x

Donation of £20.00 by Brian

Well done!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Anne Pitt

You’ll do this in no time, Vicky!!! 🏌️‍♀️

Donation of £20.00 by Vicky