Compassion Challenges -Alison Bentley

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Alison Bentley

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

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

For me, this is a challenge that really matters because I am 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 walk 100km - in the countryside and around the town. 

I want to raise at least £5 for each kilometre I achieve. 

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




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £711.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £116.25

My husband, Tim and I have been sponsoring children through Compassion for over 20 years beginning when our own 2 children were small. We wanted to say thank you to God for blessing us with 2 wonderful children and to be able to pass that blessing onto other families and children.

Over the years I have heard many testimonies to the life transforming effect of Compassion child sponsorship. A transformation that affects not only the sponsored child but their families, their communities and beyond.

I love walking so this is an ideal way to support the fantastic work of Compassion.

This resource centre in Togo will enable young people living in poverty to access tertiary education. Both my own children were able to attend university, so I would again love to pass this blessing onto other young people.


Donation of £191.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Ged/Jayne Crossman

good on you Enjoy and keep safe

Donation of £30.00 by Bren

Donation of £30.00 by Ďoug

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £25.00 by Alison Kent

Great cause- congratulations for all you are achieving

Donation of £25.00 by Mary Nicholls

Donation of £20.00 by Patricia Swan

I am so admiring Alison and I’m sure you will achieve it xx

Donation of £25.00 by John and Rachael

Well done Alison

Donation of £50.00 by Maggie & Simon

Enjoy your challenge.. blessings

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

All the best Alison - I know you'll enjoy both the walking and raising vital funds for Compassion. May God bless you and keep you fit, safe and healthy.

Donation of £20.00 by Ruth

Donation of £20.00 by Mike & Linda

Best wishes for your walk.

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Thank you for sharing your calling to take part in the virtual walk with us!

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

I could do it dog walking, but not running!

Donation of £40.00 by Mary Raby

Well done Ali for taking on this challenge. This is such a worthwhile cause to raise vital funds for