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    Weʼve raised £1,495 to purchase a defibrillator for the St. Colmcilles Gaelic Athletics Club for the safety and protection of our players and members.

    Location
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 11th December 2016

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    Long time St. Colmcilles club member Boib Canty has decided to complete a Marathon Walk at Kielder Lake.

    "On Monday 03 October at Kielder Lake in Northumberland I will be hoping to complete a marathon walk for the first time. It will not be a competitive walk but a solo effort on my part.

    In doing so I am hoping, with your support, to raise money for a defibrillator for St Colmcilles GAA club to have available during games and training at our pitch in Cotlandswick.

    The marathon course that hugs this man-made Kielder Lake from start to finish is quite challenging. It is unusual in that the course mostly consists of stiff up and down climbs on rough pathways through woodland. Still, my training to date is going well. I will be hoping to complete the 26 miles and 385 yards in 8-9 hours.

    My daughters, Fiona and Catherine, are going to run the Kielder Lake Marathon the day before and they, along with their sister, Clare, will support me as I attempt my first ever marathon.

    The talk about a defibrillator came about again after I announced my marathon walk. Then, it was suggested it might be a means to raise money for a defibrillator and the associated costs for ensuring its safety and security. Our pitch as you know lies in an isolated spot so protecting the defibrillator would be absolutely essential.

    Hopefully, the need to use it will not arise but having a defibrillator available will always be reassuring. Each year thousands of people have cardiac arrests away from hospitals.

    Should the need arise at St Colmcilles' grounds to use the defibrillator, it would offer valuable life saving time before emergency staff arrive. Medical sources say the chance of survival after the heart stops falls by around 10% for every minute that passes without defibrillation.

    In giving, your donation will help ensure St Colmcilles plays its part in this important area of welfare for players, supporters and members in St. Albans.

    Thank you,
    Boib"

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    • James Thompson

      James Thompson

      9 months ago

      James Thompson

      https://stalbansgaa.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/boib-cantys-kielder-lake-marathon-walk-fundraiser-is-completed/

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    • James Thompson

      James Thompson

      9 months ago

      James Thompson

      http://wp.me/p1C0bg-sd Boib completed his marathon in 8 hours and 50 minutes, a fantastic achievement!! Check out the link for photos of him during the marathon.

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    • James Thompson

      James Thompson

      10 months ago

      James Thompson

      There is still plenty of time to help support Boib and get behind this great cause to improve the facilities at St. Colmcilles and ensure that the welfare of players and members are our top priority. Having spoken with Boib, his training is going as planned and last week, despite the terrible weather on Friday, he completed a 20 mile walk in the St Albans, Harpenden, and Hemel Hempstead area. He is now concentrating on shorter undulating routes to practice for the marathon course at Kielder Lake. Best of luck Boib!!

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    47

    • Dympnas gaa . Luton.

      Dympnas gaa . Luton.

      Oct 28, 2016

      Good work Bob.

      £50.00

    • Rebecca Carroll-Griffin

      Rebecca Carroll-Griffin

      Oct 25, 2016

      Fantastic achievement BoibLove Rebecca,Ian,Chris & Owen

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Carroll-Griffin

      Rebecca Carroll-Griffin

      Oct 25, 2016

      Donation made on behalf of Hertfordshire County Minor Board.

      £100.00

    • Ann Brosnan

      Ann Brosnan

      Oct 21, 2016

      Well done Boib. A fantastic idea (hope its never needed).

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2016

      Good Luck - Jeremiah Brennan

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2016

      Good Luck - PNT Contractors Ltd

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2016

      Best wishes from Gerry Brennan of County Board

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    James Thompson

    James Thompson

    St Albans, United Kingdom

    Fundraising on behalf of St. Colmcilles Gaelic Athletics Club, St. Albans.

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