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Alan Sheffield

Scarborough 10k for Gary Sheffield (30-10-16)

Fundraising for SWR Mind

633 %
£3,169.48
raised of £500 target
by 89 supporters
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SWR Mind

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Story

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Gary's Story.
Gary was a kind, gentle, caring, intelligent, charitable and funny individual. He would always find humour in every experience, and was always willing to laugh at himself, as well as with others. He was physically active, and would love nothing more than getting on his push bike and going for a ride through Dalby Forest and further out onto the North Yorkshire moors. Also a keen runner, he was proud to have participated in every Scarborough 10k since its inception. Gary volunteered and worked over many years in Care services, where he got immense satisfaction and joy from supporting children and adults with a range of disabilities and mental health issues. Unfortunately, Gary was also one of many people who suffer from anxiety and depression. Gary left his home on the 1st April 16 in order to find some comfort in solitude, his way of coping with his debilitating condition, and sadly he would not return. Having being out for a couple days and becoming severely dehydrated, he fell into a coma as a result of an undiagnosed diabetic condition and never recovered.
In Gary's memory, members of Gary's family and friends are running the Scarborough 10k on his behalf in order to keep up his attendance record. We cannot promise to match his previous times, but will endeavour to make him proud.
If you would kindly like to provide a small donation to our chosen cause, Scarborough Whitby & Ryedale Mind, this will be much appreciated, both by those who are running and also those who suffer with mental health issues who will benefit from your generosity. Thank You.

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