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Gary Colet

Gary Colet is crowdfunding

96%
£3,085
raised of £3,200 target by 66 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,200 to support Barnet Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Barnet, London

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In March 2020 I was admitted to Barnet Hospital with Covid-19. I spent 7 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, 5 of which was on a ventilator in a coma. The care and love I received from the medical and other staff then and over the following 3 months was astonishing. These amazing people put their lives on the line to save mine. I shall never forget the nurses, doctors, therapists, care assistants, cleaners and others, many of whom I never got to thank personally. They were also wonderful in their support of my family under such difficult circumstances. A year on and I'm almost completely recovered, thanks to the excellent Barnet Neuro Rehab physio and Speech and Language therapy teams.

To say thank you, I'm raising funds for the Barnet Intensive Care Unit. I'm back on my bike and, if restrictions allow, on 17th April, aim to ride from London to Brighton with my excellent riding coach, neighbour and good friend Jeff.

I, along with the families of other ICU patients, will be so grateful for the support you can give. If you can, please also share this page on your social media. Thank you!

Escaping ICU to get the first fresh air in weeks!

My first and only visitors

Determined to walk out after 3 months - not a dry eye in the house (especially mine)

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  • Gary Colet12 days ago
    Gary Colet

    Gary Colet

    12 days ago

    The total raised is now an amazing £9175. Thank you! If you would like to see a clever 'fly-by' of our ride, go to https://tinyurl.com/garyjeff Best played in full-screen mode.

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  • Gary Colet1 month ago
    Gary Colet

    Gary Colet

    1 month ago

    The ride went really well today - the sun shone on us! There was a raucous send-off from friends, family and neighbours and an equally rousing cheer on our return. We called in to see the fab staff at Barnet Hospital, who also turned-out to cheer us on. It was very emotional and very special. Thank you everyone who supported me with donations (now up to an amazing £8000) and encouraging messages.

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/2/2021 08.43

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66

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 25, 2021

    Such an inspiration and what an amazing achievement. Best wishes, Suzanne and Henry

  • Sue Hackett

    Sue Hackett

    Apr 23, 2021

    Just Amazing

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 19, 2021

    Hi GaryHope the ride went well and you’re feeling good. Will be in touch shortly for a catch up. Dave

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 19, 2021

    £20.00

  • Rosemary Murphy

    Rosemary Murphy

    Apr 16, 2021

    Happy to donate.Well done Gary you are inspiring.Stay well .Bless you for your effort.

  • Margaret Lorna Buckle

    Margaret Lorna Buckle

    Apr 16, 2021

    £10.00

  • Gill O'Donnell

    Gill O'Donnell

    Apr 15, 2021

    Amazing ..... Go for it!

    £5.00

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Barnet, London

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