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

    Weʼve raised £3,085 to support Barnet Hospital Intensive Care Unit

    Barnet, London
    Funded on Thursday, 17th June 2021

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    Story

    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 Colet1 year ago
      Gary Colet

      Gary Colet

      1 year 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 year ago
      Gary Colet

      Gary Colet

      1 year 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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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/2/2021 08.43

    Supporters

    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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