Gary Friel

Support my D-Day Challenge

In honour of our forefathers as well as current servicemen who have bravely fought to protect our way of life, I will be taking on the D-Day Challenge to raise vital funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans.

The D-Day 44 Challenge commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France. I will be heading to Normandy, to race across its picturesque beaches, finishing at the historic Pegasus Bridge on the 78th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2022

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.

I’m taking on D-Day Challenge to help take vital strides towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

Thank you so much for your support.

My Achievements

Created a Team

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First Donation

Raised £250

Raised £500

Raised £750

Raised £1000

Reached Fundraising Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors

£300

Jean Roberts

Good Luck Gary, such a good cause. Don't wear your socks/boots out !

£111.30

Martin Keeble

Well done Gary and good luck

£100

John Holdsworth

Good Luck Gary

£79.50

Paul Kite

£79.50

Tony Barker

Great work Gary & Ryan and I would like to walk with you both next year, if you do it? Well done and catch up soon xx

£79.50

Peter James Bruin

Good luck Gary

£79.50

Jason Stone

Good stuff Gary…..great cause and hope others get behind you with this effort.

£79.50

Les Baker

Good luck mate keep up the good work

£79.50

Neil Mcgregor

Terrific achievement Gary!!

£79.50

Stephen Tandy

£66

Jamie Smith-thompson

Well done Gary!!

£61.48

Laurence Matthias

Thank you Gary for helping an extremely valuable Charity which will provide massive help to all our boys and girls with combat stress. Laurence

£60

Shane Hales

Well done, Best wishes Shane and Deb

£58

Denise & Paul

Good luck Gary, a very worthy cause

£53

Gerry Rush

Good luck mate Great cause

£53

Andrew David Green

good luck and I hope you are running it and not walking

£53

Gill Sterwart

You can do it, good luck x

£53

Graeme Sinden

Good Luck Gary

£53

Sue Keeble

Good Luck Gary, well done, it's a great cause

£53

Paul Schofield

Well done Gary, a great charity to support.

£53

Chris & Heidi

£53

Denise Gibson

make sure you do your laces up good luck tony & denise

£53

Jez Saxby

Great work Gary!

£53

John & Elaine Benham

Good luck. A very worthy cause.

£53

Brush Strokes Minster On Sea

Good luck Gary. Good work to.

£50

Martin Thompson

Good cause Gary and good luck

£50

Paul Wallis

Excellent cause Gary. Good luck with the training.

£50

Chris Crumpton

£47.70

Richard Travers

Gary a worthy cause the sacrifice made by the armed forces must never be forgotten

£47.70

Maggie Jefferson

Well done Gary z

£47.70

David Smith

Glad to give some help to meeting your goal

£45

Henry, Adrian & Hollie

Well done both, great cause.

£31.80

Mick Walker

Happy New Year Gary!

£31.80

Andy Moles

Go Gary a very worth while fundraiser. Enjoy the trip

£31.80

Jim Hillier

Hope you enjoy the hike!

£31.80

Myra Wells

Fantastic fundraising Gary, thank you, Phil & Myra

£30

Andrew Smith

Good Luck Gary for a great cause

£30

Tony Capon

Good luck Gary, a great cause!

£26.50

Steven Goodyear

£26.50

Cate Mines

Exceptional effort and with covid!

£26.50

Stephen Reeves

Good luck Gary I'll alway donate to a good cause,

£26.50

Nikki Jenkins

£26.50

Tina Keers

Good luck Gary

£26.50

Roger King

Good luck Gary

£26.50

Andrew Gwilliam

Happy to support your effort for such a good cause

£26.50

Janet Freeman

Good luck Gary.

£26.50

Tracy Middlewood

Good luck Gary

£26.50

John Smith

Run Forrest Run

£26.50

Sarah Jefferson

Good Luck Gary!

£26.50

Bob And Val Wakeling

Well done, Gary. Good luck on the hike.

£26.50

Janet Odom

Good luck Gary, hope it goes well and you enjoy it!

£26.50

Darren Painter

Good luck Gary!

£26.50

Mick Davis

Great cause , good man !

£26.50

Paul Walker

Good luck Gary. A very worthy cause. I hope the blisters don’t get too bad!

£26.50

Colin Day

Good on you Gary and special regards for your very long walk. You'll go to heaven (obviously not yet) where you will be well looked after !

£26.50

Denis Cannon

Hope it went ok Gary, thanks for the books !

£26.50

Ian Dance

Well done Gary

£26.50

Brian Barker

Good luck Gary, a great way to mark the 78th anniversary in remembrance of so many whilst supporting a very worthy cause.

£26.50

Dan & Caroline

Good luck and I hope the blisters are not too bad!! Dan & Caroline

£26.50

Brian Mccourt

£26.50

Keith & Tara Harris

Good luck Gary. Great cause and make sure have more than 2 beers for me when you reach Pegasus Bridge

£26.50

Andy O'nions

£26.50

Michael Mason

A good cause Gary

£26.50

Steve Roots

Good luck with your walk

£26.50

Andy Matthews

Good luck Gary - Such a fantastic Charity!

£25

Simon Brown

All the best Gary take care and will have a beer soon lol

£25

Zoe Coward

Great Challenge Gary - You'll smash it

£25

Bridget Penney

£25

Anita Dianne Bushell

£25

John Kennedy

Good Luck.

£25

Alex Wilton

£25

Kim Goldfinch

Good luck

£25

Nick Laming

Good luck with your challenge old mate be safe see you soon

£25

Jim Cavey

£25

Sian & Graham Ford

Wishing you every success in the endeavour.

£25

Arve

Bonne chance Garry

£25

Neil Bateman

Good luck

£22.26

Mark S Buckley

Best of luck Gary... worthy cause

£22.26

Debbie Condon

£22.26

Carl Bradford

Best of Luck Gary,

£22.26

Mick Davis

Great cause , happy to donate

£22.26

Elaine O’donnell

Good cause Gary well done

£22.26

Terry Carroll

Good luck Gary. Great cause.

£22.26

Sarah O'connell

Great cause , good luck Gary . Sarah & Tom.

£22.26

Doug Grieve

£21.20

Anne Entwistle

Good luck Gary! Best wishes Annie x

£21.20

Mrs J Sladden

Good luck!

£21.20

Wendy Nuttall

all the best, wendy

£21.20

Linda Ogilvie

Well done Gary. Superb Linda

£21.20

Jean Pateras

Good luck Gary

£21

Paul Duffett

Good Luck, Gary.

£21

Robert Baker

£21

Richard Field

£21

Suzanne Cross

Great cause and more than happy to support. Good luck Gary!

£21

Myra And Mick

Wishing you lots of luck. Don't break a leg!

£21

Denise And John

Sounds like a good challenge for a worthwhile cause.

£20

Rob Ashbolt-lederer

Well done, from Julie Lederer

£20

Stephen Runacre

£10.60

Sandra Emidio

Good luck ! Sandra

£10.60

David Small

Good Luck, good charity. David & Alison Small

£10.60

Gillian Hill

Just smile and keep going

£10.60

David Bradford

£10

Tracy Rice

Congratulations Gary!!

£10

David Goodwin

£10

Richard Weaver

We’ll done Gary & Ryan x

£6

Kathy Crompton

Well done, very brave and all the very best of luck x x

£5.30

Alan Oates

Good luck Gary, regards Alan & Alison