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Charles Compton

Charles' Walk

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Dec 2018

Charity

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation

Supporters

15-Sep-2018

Hollys father

We are all still watching you and still reading the blog. So go for it.

13-Sep-2018

Katie, Karen, Will and Kai the dog (Cromarty)

It was great to have Charles for lunch today in Cromarty on the Black Isle. Well done for all your hard work!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

12-Sep-2018

Mike

HI Charles. I was one of the firefighters who shared the Badrallach Bothy with you the night before your Ullapool leg. It was inspirational talking to you about your achievements for this walk and what a great cause. all the best.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

12-Sep-2018

North Highland-Way

Hope your ok Charles, congratulation you've broken the back of your epic walk.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

08-Sep-2018

Anonymous

the best from the guy from the Netherlands (not Holland -)) in Brora

£3.00

05-Sep-2018

Gabriella e Emanuele

We met Charles in Armadale house a few days ago and we were impressed by his determination for this incredible adventure. Keep on walking!! Buon cammino...

£30.00

02-Sep-2018

Holly and James Armitage

Congratulation on another cardinal point...more milestone, more money!

28-Aug-2018

Jemma (King's staff)

It was a pleasure to meet you and spent some time with you along your journey. A lot of admiration for what is a very tough and isolating challenge! Best of luck with the rest of your journey; enjoy the stunning environment and great work on the blogs!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

27-Aug-2018

Charles Walk

Some recent cash donations. Thanks

£250.00

27-Aug-2018

Janet and Peter Baldock

Our son Chris informed us about your epic walk. Would like to meet you and treat you to a meal when you are in Yorkshire.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid