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Weʼre raising £250 to continue the efforts of two amazing young men, who died far too young


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This year, two inspirational young men died. One was 30, the other 29. I met one of them only once, and the other not at all. However, the deaths of both made a profound impact on me, along with countless other people.

I met Lukey Harding at Centreparcs. Specifically the Sports Bar. He had already been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, but you wouldn't have known it. We drank, we laughed and I even forgave him his love of Chelsea FC. I followed his courageous battle on Facebook from that evening on, right up until he finally lost the fight in February. During that time, his strength and inspirational determination to make every second count was staggering. He ran a half-marathon, walked round the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (part of it with a broken back) and raised thousands of pounds for the hospital wing that took such good care of him.

I never met Matt Campbell, but I know his uncle well. Matt, a professional chef who had reached the semi-finals on Masterchef, died suddenly while running the London Marathon in April. He was a supporter and fundraiser for the Brathay Trust, an organisation that his father worked for until his death in 2016, and which helps inspire young people to make positive choices and changes to their lives. He had run the Manchester marathon just a couple of weeks before. A week after his death, hundreds ran the final 3.7 miles of the race in his memory, and donations have reached an astonishing £369,000.

That these two extraordinary young men gave so much in the short time they were here puts me to shame. Therefore, to try and make up some of the shortfall, on 23rd June I will be attempting to walk 52.4 miles non-stop along the South Downs Way. As anyone who knows me will tell you, this isn't really something that will come easily to me. I am, by nature, more of a sedentary creature.

So please give generously. Or ungenerously. Just give something. I will split anything pledged between Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital and the Brathay Trust, two brilliant causes supported by two brilliant young men.

#teamharding #togetherstronger #finishformatt

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    • Katie Cherry

      Katie Cherry

      Jul 2, 2018

      Well done to you both. U r amazing!!!


    • Jessica Barry

      Jessica Barry

      Jun 28, 2018

      Well done Iain! sorry its late. hope you've recovered ;)


    • Lucy


      Jun 25, 2018

      Well done Iain . Amazing to have walked so far in such hot weather .


    • Anna Martin

      Anna Martin

      Jun 25, 2018

      Nice one Iain. 🙌


    • Val Ashton

      Val Ashton

      Jun 25, 2018

      Better late than never right? Congrats to you and your sis - awesome effort! And no I don't offer foot massages to colleagues!!!!!! x


    • Rebecca penberthy

      Rebecca penberthy

      Jun 25, 2018

      Sorry it's a bit passed the moment to give you support..... but I was supporting mentally and only just got round to looking it up! Well done :) Hope you had that poo before you left xx


    • Peter Gray

      Peter Gray

      Jun 24, 2018

      My support was minor compared to your effort (plus your sis)!


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    Iain Gray

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    I'm a computer-gaming, permanently-exhausted and sedentary father-of-two, who occasionally does ridiculous things in the name of charity.

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