Compassion Challenges -Paul Dunning

Challenger Profile

Name:

Paul Dunning

Challenge Date:

21/06/2019

My Challenge:

To bring hope to children living in extreme poverty by running 26.2 miles through rural Rwanda. The money raised will fund the building of homes for Rwandan mothers and babies through Compassion's Child Survival programme. £3,249 is enough to build a house for one family and hence that is my target. Thank you for your help and support.

TOTAL
Donations:
£3,670.10

children
sponsored:
11


Donations
Target:
£3,249.00

Children
Sponsored Target:
12

Online Total: £3,645.10

Offline Total: £25.00

Gift Aid: £736.78

At 45 years old I've challenged myself to run my first marathon - in the hills of rural Rwanda.

Why?

For the past year I have been attending various groups and events speaking about the work of MAF, a charity who bring hope to the most isolated and vulnerable people using aviation and technology. Being involved with this work has sparked a genuine interest in understanding the plight of communities living in extreme poverty.


I haven't personally witnessed what people face in the developing world. When I'm sharing about poverty in a youth group, church or WI meeting my message would be so much more effective if I could speak from personal experience.

My family and I sponsor a 6 year old boy called Crisford, who lives in Ghana. We write to him and love to receive letters back. I am seeing how the work of Compassion UK is making a huge difference in his life and many other children's lives around the world. Through this challenge I want to raise support which will enable more lives to be transformed.

I would love it if you could take a few minutes to look at the Compassion UK web site. There you can read about some of the children that desperately need a sponsor. It would be fantastic if you could sponsor a child who is living in poverty. It costs £25 per month (83p per day) and your giving will change a child's life forever. It doesn't just change the child's life; it has an effect on the whole family and community.

I'm in no way a seasoned runner, and I know that completing a marathon in the hills of Rwanda is going to be a massive challenge for me. I'd appreciate your support. The money raised through this challenge will fund the building of homes for Rwandan mothers and babies through Compassion's Child Survival programme. £3,249 is enough to build a house for one family and will radically change the future for this family! Please consider making a donation to the work of Compassion UK, and help me reach my target of £3,249 and 12 sponsored children.



Donations

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

All the best for Thursday. It’s a great thing you’re doing Paul.

Donation of £20.00 by Pauline Ryan

Paul wishing you a great run from all the Ryan's including Rachel and Jonathan xxxxxxxx

Donation of £10.00 by The Tapps

Inspirational and totally bonkers. Much love to you xx

Donation of £10.00 by Amy Walters

You’re awesome Paul! Wishing you all the best for Thursday. You’ve got this!

Donation of £20.00 by Emma and Dom

Good luck Paul x

Donation of £10.00 by Heather Davies

Smash it Paul 🏃‍♂️

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by The Hayward Family

Well done Paul - have been watching your progress through your training with admiration. Enjoy the marathon and we can’t wait to hear all about it!!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £10.00 by Rachel Oliver

All the best Paul

Donation of £15.00 by The Purkiss Gang!!

Go Paul! You’ll be awesome 😎 Lots of love Linda and the gang x x

Donation of £10.00 by Ben Greenfield

Good luck Paul - you're a brave man!

Donation of £10.00 by Abi

Great job Paul, top cause! Wishing you all the best!

Donation of £10.00 by John Lawrence


Donation of £20.00 by Rachel

We will be praying for you as you complete this challenge!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Wow, what an amazing thing to do!

Donation of £20.00 by Heather

Well done Paul, for all your hard training so far. Not only will you be a blessing to those who are helped by the money raised but praying that you will be blessed in abundance by the experience itself.

Donation of £10.00 by V Cerra


Donation of £100.00 by Trevor and friends


Donation of £10.00 by polly humphries

Good luck Paul! For an amazing cause, hope all goes well x

Donation of £10.00 by Charlotte Tollast


Donation of £10.00 by Anna

All the best Paul! Hope it goes well!

Donation of £100.00 by Mike Bell


Donation of £15.00 by Su Bailey

Wishing you the best of everything for your Marathon Paul!

Donation of £25.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £10.00 by Adam Pope

Enjoy every step. You've trained hard, now for the fun bit. Well done mate.

Donation of £20.00 by Helen Hay

Amazing challenge. Hope you enjoy it and have a fabulous time.

Donation of £10.00 by Paul B

Break a leg! Actually, on second thoughts...

Donation of £25.00 by Kevin Rall

Every step is a step of faith! :-) "The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely." -George Sheehan, running author

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

So proud of you mate; you have shown resilience, will-power and determination in this project. Always be your running buddy, love those early mornings. Go Paul Go!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £10.00 by Ian Oliver

Go Paul!

Donation of £20.00 by DC


Donation of £400.00 by Alex Finlow

Total madness - but good on you- have a great time

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by Steven Biggs

This is so awesome mate. Well done.

Donation of £25.00 by Alan and Barbara Foxon


Donation of £50.00 by Sarah Yeboah

God bless you & God bless the recipients of this gift 🙏🙏

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by Tony Naunton


Donation of £20.00 by Holly & Dom


Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Go for it, Paul. Well done!

Donation of £25.00 by Simon Dunsmore

Don't over work the teats

Donation of £10.00 by Richard Chambers


Donation of £100.00 by Adam Shapter

Good luck Paul. Inspirational challenge, especially at your age!!! Adam (aged 43.8) 🤣😂😁

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Well done Paul - great efforts for an amazing cause!

Donation of £20.00 by David & Tricia Holley

Go Team Dunning!! You are an inspiration 👏👏👏

Donation of £20.00 by Marcus kent

Sorry its not more mate, you should be super proud of yourself! Good luck!

Donation of £20.00 by Andy and Gail

Well done for what you’ve achieved so far and we wish you all the best for a successful outcome over in Rwanda. Those kids will be so blessed by all your effort

Donation of £30.00 by Katie Humphries

Good luck Paul x

Donation of £100.00 by Holly & Dom


Donation of £50.00 by Juliette

Thanks for being such an encouraging fellow runner in our own little milestone of C25K. The least we can do is sponsor you. Go Paul. Juliette, George & Natalie :)

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £45.00 by Alan B.

God go with you all the way. Have a great albeit gruelling adventure.

Donation of £500.00 by Kingsnorth Community Cafe


Donation of £10.00 by Viv

Recommend loud singing to ward off mountain gorillas lurking around those hills! You are far braver than me. Sounds amazing!

Donation of £100.00 by Ida Woodger

Best of luck Paul!

Donation of £10.00 by Jo Crotty

All the best with your preparation and the marathon itself. Well done x

Donation of £10.00 by Tracy Davies


Donation of £99.00 by Martin

Those early mornings will pay off Paul....even if it’s not for you. Well done. Brilliant effort

Donation of £22.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £10.00 by Paul Dunning


Donation of £13.00 by Hinges and Brackets Customer Collection Pot


Donation of £20.00 by Mr Paul C Dunning


Donation of £10.00 by Tricia

Way to go Paul you awesome dude!!!!

Donation of £613.10 by Quiz Night!


Donation of £10.00 by Linda

Good luck Paul!

Donation of £13.00 by Hinges and Brackets Collection Pot


Donation of £10.00 by Hinges and Brackets Customer Collection Pot


Donation of £20.00 by Rosemarie Wilding


Donation of £30.00 by Joel Dunning


Donation of £10.00 by Hinges and Brackets Customer Collection Pot


Donation of £20.00 by Gary & Jenny Colvin

Blessings on this great challenge.

Donation of £25.00 by Colin Bott

Well done Paul for taking this on. This is a massive challange and your legs will be feeling it......but you do have the advantage of being able to walk on your hands. Would love to hear that you have managed to do a short section like that. Great cause, helping to change those young lives. All the best From the Bott's

Donation of £15.00 by Mike and Jo Riley

Amazing! Well done Paul. Really hope the training goes well and look forward to updates xx

Donation of £20.00 by Adam Shapter

Good luck