Compassion Challenges -Gareth Williams

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Gareth Williams

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

I’m running (well mostly walking) across Togo for Compassion, without leaving the UK, over the next 3 months.

I'm doing this challenge as I’m passionate about the work of Compassion UK in Togo, over the past few year we have done fantastic work in Togo, and this is another fabulous initiative.

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 100 km Virtual Challenge.

Over the next three months, I will run/walk 100 km. 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?




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I've worked for Compassion for almost a decade now and have seen the fantastic work we have done to alleviate poverty, especially in Togo. I'm South African so have a strong affiliation to Africa, my Dad even lived & worked in Togo for a bit.

I know am not able run 100 km, but I will be actively getting out and about going on walks in lunch breaks and so forth.

The reason I'm doing that is of course for the amazing cause which it to raise money for the research centre in Togo. I also want to try increase my own fitness & well being, something I have been neglecting over the years. Maybe as get close to my target I'll do a 1 or 2 km run.


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