Compassion Challenges -Paul Coleman

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Paul Coleman

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

I’m 70 years old, married to Linda, with 3 grown up married daughters and 8 soon to be 9 grandchildren.

I recently ran 70k on my 70th birthday in October for Compassion UK, I don’t run for pleasure but run to keep myself fit.

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

For me, this is a challenge that really matters because one of the children we sponsor in Togo through Compassion UK is an 11 year old girl called Ruth, we are 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: £220.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £30.00


Donation of £50.00 by Caroline Pitchers

You are such an inspiration, and the children will be so blessed by it.

Donation of £20.00 by Steve Yeates

Good luck hope everything goes well x

Donation of £10.00 by Donna, Gavin, Jacob, Emily and Joel

Happy Father’s Day to the best Dad and Grandad! We love you so much!

Donation of £30.00 by Steve Jest

It's amazing what you are doing to change the lives of so many Paul. We are so proud of you. Sorry to hear about your injury. Praying for fast healing. Please take care not to overdo it until your body is ready otherwise you might not be able to do the next great challenge. We are so proud of you. Hope to catch up soon. Love S & F.

Donation of £50.00 by Caroline Pitchers

You guys are such an inspiration. Well done. Xx

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Love your spirit, my your legs follow your heart.

Donation of £10.00 by Rob and Hannah

Well done Paul for taking on the Togo challenge. This will be a walk in the park for you!