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CONGRATULATIONS   Gary & Alex at the start.


 GARRY’S  STORY






 On Friday 27th August, accompanied by my
 daughter Alex, I completed a sponsored
 walk to raise money for the Take Heart
 Charity. We walked from my home in Idle,
 Bradford to the Jubilee Wing at Leeds
 General Infirmary. This walk was thirteen
 miles in total and we walked along the canal      Half way.
 for the majority of the way. The walk took
 just under four hours. Some people may
 say thirteen miles is not much! But from
 not being able to walk a few yards without
 getting out of breath this was an incredible
 achievement for myself.
 In July 2019 I was told I needed a quadruple
 heart bypass. This news came as an utter
 shock to me and my family, and it took quite
 a while for us to process the news. I had my
 surgery in December at the LGI and I cannot
 thank the staff enough for their wonderful
 care whilst I was there. The extras supplied
 by the Take Heart Charity certainly made
 my hospital stay more comfortable and
 bearable.
 Whilst recovering at home I knew I wanted
 to do something to “pay back” for all that I
 had experienced, hence the sponsored walk   Alec McLean Treasurer
 idea came alive. I have been amazed at the   (left), Garry (centre) and
 generosity of friends, family and people who   Trevor Thompson
 Trustee (right).
 have not personally met me, but have read
 about my walk. The total I raised, inclusive
 of Gift Aid included was £1,346.25. I had
 originally put my target as £200.00!
 Thank You
                   Gary & Alex at the Finish.
 Garry Nellist 

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