Compassion Challenges -Linda Coleman

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Linda Coleman

Challenge Date:

1st May 2024

My Challenge:

I’m 65 years old, married to Paul, with 3 grown up married daughters and 8 soon to be 9 grandchildren.

I am definitely not a natural runner but I’m going to do this challenge to make a difference for these children in Togo.

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: £115.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £28.75


Donation of £30.00 by Sandy & George

You’re amazing Linda. Keep going. Love Sandy & George xx

Donation of £10.00 by Lydia & Nick

Keep going love you loads xxx

Donation of £15.00 by Adam & Sarah

Come on Linda! You can do this!

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

You are amazing Linda and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!”

Donation of £10.00 by Rob and Hannah

Well done Linda on taking on the Togo challenge!