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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

Supporters

18-Dec-2018

Alistair and Becca

Congratulations on an incredible achievement (sorry for the delay)!

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

16-Dec-2018

Hamish Buchanan

Well done, fantastic achievement and playing the President's Cup a week later!

£50.00

16-Dec-2018

Hamish Buchanan

Well done, fantastic achievement and managing the President's Cup a week later!

£50.00

06-Dec-2018

JC

Charles, well done for completing this epic challenge! Looking forward to having you back in London now!

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

05-Dec-2018

Anonymous

Well done from Derby Moor Fives

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

04-Dec-2018

Anonymous

Charles It is my sense of humour!! A first donation from me was in January, and now you have completed you magnificent walk here is a bonus......1p per mile. You have earned every penny! All the best. Richard Jefferson.

£61.27 plus £15.32 Gift Aid

04-Dec-2018

Anonymous

Well done on your huge achievement Charley. With best wishes from the Hurst family

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

03-Dec-2018

China (can't touch disc)

You are amazing Charles :) well bloody done. Stay focused and embrace your achievements and continue to achieve.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

03-Dec-2018

Holly Francis

Huge congratulations Charles, an incredible achievement and an inspiration to all of us. Good luck with the next chapter... xx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

03-Dec-2018

Rhydian Davies

Well done Charles! I've enjoyed following your progress all the way around the Great British coastline. What a superb achievement! (",)

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid