Team Bygate

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Welcome to Team Bygate, raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance in memory of the wonderful and amazing Chris Bygate.

Chris was a charismatic, caring and fun-loving individual who died doing what he loved with the person he had planned to spend the rest of his life with.  Chris was an inspiration to all and truly lived life to its max.  He made sure his life was not a spectator sport and was forever challenging himself time after time.  Whether this was through sporting events such as rowing or triathlon or climbing in the Alps or UK.  He gave the gift of life to at least 2 other people through organ donation.  However his lungs were too awesome (too big) to be donated which I know would have amused him!

So in true Chris spirit, myself and with some of Chris’ friends have set ourselves the challenge of completing the Outlaw Half Triathlon.  This consists of a 1.2mile open water swim, 56mile bike and 13.1mile run.  And when we (hopefully) cross the finish line, we will know that we have only completed half of what Chris did!  However since most of us have not swam since we were kids, and some of us even didn’t own a bike at the time of signing up, I hope you agree that we have set ourselves quite a challenge!

The Great North Air Ambulance were actually the first on site and although not the mountain rescue managed to reach us on the crag when the helicopter had to land quite a distance away.  I cannot express my relief on seeing these medics arrive and will forever be in their debt for everything they did to help Chris.  I was unaware, like most people that the Air Ambulance service is a charity and needs the support of the public to help keep the service available.  Each helicopter costs approximately £1.2 million to run and they receive no government or lottery assistance.  So please dig deep and donate now to this very worthwhile charity.

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Raised: 130%

Team target: £20,000.00

Raised so far: £25,975.02

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Ben Dixon

Ben's Aluminium-Man Page

69 donations



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Carol McCorkindale

Carol's 'Team Bygate' page

40 donations



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Charlotte Strachan

Team Bygate - Charlotte's Beeston Sportive

46 donations



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David Horsfall

In memory of Chris Bygate

55 donations



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Eloise Meller

Elly, Becky and Andy's Team Bygate page

72 donations



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Gar-Ling Simcock

Team Bygate

191 donations



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Huw Edwards

Team HOP - Huw & Oli & Phil

52 donations



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James Matthews

James's 'Team Bygate' page

27 donations



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Jonathan McCartney

Jonathan's page

67 donations



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Lorna Smith

Lorna's page

43 donations



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Louise Fyson

Louise, Ele and Andrew's Team Bygate Fundraising Page

38 donations



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Mark Fyson

In memory of my Ironman mate Chris

57 donations



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Nicola Mearns

Nicola's page in memory of Chris Bygate

17 donations



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Paul Meller

Paul's Team Bygate Page

42 donations



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Robin Rowe

In memory of Chris Bygate

14 donations



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sarah chapman

Ella, Sarah & Yvette's 'Team Bygate' Page

54 donations



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Thomas Calder

Team Bygate

32 donations



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