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Compassion UK

Alex Clark
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Compassion UK is a leading children’s charity. At our heart is a relentless passion to act on our compassion and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. It’s summed up in three simple words: Compassion for children. For 66 years, we’ve been giving children the opportunity to escape the suffering and fear poverty brings - in Jesus' name.

Could you join us in our mission to see extreme poverty eradicated in our lifetime by running the Edinburgh Half Marathon? 

Fundraising is simple really - we want to help find sponsors for as many children living in poverty as possible. All we're asking you to do is tell people about Compassion and ask if they too will become a sponsor and release a child from poverty in Jesus' name. We set every team member a target to find 4 new sponsors or fundraise £1,000 - or any combination of the two.

We will support you the whole way, from signing up to crossing the finishing line! After signing up you will receive

  • An email with details of how you can log in to your personal Challenge fundraising page
  • A welcome pack, including a Compassion Challenges t-shirt or vest
  • Fundraising tips
  • Training tips to help you prepare to run a half marathon through the beautiful city of Edinburgh


You can make an incredible difference in the lives of children across the world, so what are you waiting for?! We would love to have you on the team!





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You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our FAQs.

Please click on the event you would like to participate in:

2022 Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2022 Edinburgh Marathon >
   - 2022 Edinburgh Half Marathon >
2021 Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2021 Edinburgh Marathon Virtual Challenge >
   - 2021 Edinburgh Half Marathon Virtual Challenge >

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If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Compassion UK via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.

Registered Charity Number in England and Wales 1077216
Registered Charity Number in Scotland SC045059