Compassion Challenges -Dori Allen

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Dori Allen

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

Over the next 3 months I aim to walk 100km which is the width of the country Togo.

Togo is one of the poorest countries in the world. On the current United Nations Human Development Index ( HDI ) it is ranked 163rd out of 193 countries.

The most vulnerable in poor countries are often the children and young people who have very limited access to food, clothing, healthcare and education and are often vulnerable to exploitation and mistreatment.

Compassion sponsorships are a brilliant way to support individual children in different countries around the world. You can write letters to the kids you sponsor and will receive letters and drawings from them also. I became a sponsor for a young boy, Daniel, in Togo a few years back. It's such a lovely opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life. How ever Daniel is only one of many children in Togo who need support and help to meet their basic needs. So as a way to raise money for the completion of a new youth resource centre in Togo’s capital Lomé and to raise awareness of an amazing charity supporting the most vulnerable people on our planet I will walk 100km from May - July.

I would really appreciate your support. Even 1£ would be much appreciated because anything that you may have spare will help make a difference for these children. Thank you 😊




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £100.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £20.00

I am in my late 30s and a mummy to two wonderful children. As a family we live in the beautiful Northern Irish countryside but I am originally from Germany.

I work in the irish youth organisation Foróige and am a family support worker. I love my job as I get to meet families and offer support to them in times of challenge and distress and see the difference. For years before my current role I worked in a youth centre it great now to be part of a fundraiser to create in a new youth centre in an area of the world I may never get a chance to visit.

I am a mum to a 2 year old girl and 8 year old boy and I couldn't imagine not being in a position to provide for them, to protect and nurture them. However this is a reality for so many families in Togo and if this is one small way of supporting some of these most vulnerable children then it's 100% worth it.


Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Keep going Dori! Great job!

Donation of £20.00 by Gillian Winter

Well done Dori!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

You will do great Dori!