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.

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Jean Roberts

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


Martin Keeble

Well done Gary and good luck


Les Baker

Good luck mate keep up the good work


Jamie Smith-thompson

Well done Gary!!


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


Sue Keeble

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


Paul Schofield

Well done Gary, a great charity to support.


John & Elaine Benham

Good luck. A very worthy cause.


Brush Strokes Minster On Sea

Good luck Gary. Good work to.


Paul Wallis

Excellent cause Gary. Good luck with the training.


Richard Travers

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


Maggie Jefferson

Well done Gary z


David Smith

Glad to give some help to meeting your goal


Mick Walker

Happy New Year Gary!


Andrew Smith

Good Luck Gary for a great cause


Tony Capon

Good luck Gary, a great cause!


Steven Goodyear


Stephen Reeves

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


John Smith

Run Forrest Run


Sarah Jefferson

Good Luck Gary!


Ian Dance

Well done Gary


Alex Wilton


Kim Goldfinch

Good luck


Neil Bateman

Good luck


Mark S Buckley

Best of luck Gary... worthy cause


Debbie Condon


Carl Bradford

Best of Luck Gary,


Mick Davis

Great cause , happy to donate


Elaine O’donnell

Good cause Gary well done


Terry Carroll

Good luck Gary. Great cause.


Sarah O'connell

Great cause , good luck Gary . Sarah & Tom.


Doug Grieve


Anne Entwistle

Good luck Gary! Best wishes Annie x


Mrs J Sladden

Good luck!


Wendy Nuttall

all the best, wendy


Paul Duffett

Good Luck, Gary.


Robert Baker


Richard Field


Suzanne Cross

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


Myra And Mick

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


Denise And John

Sounds like a good challenge for a worthwhile cause.


Rob Ashbolt-lederer

Well done, from Julie Lederer


Stephen Runacre


David Small

Good Luck, good charity. David & Alison Small


Kathy Crompton

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