Gavin Gall


As one of the UK's leading children's charities, Barnardo's works directly with over 100,000 children, young people and their families every year. We run nearly 400 vital projects across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups. Every Barnardo's project is different but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Whatever the issue from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness; Barnardo’s believes we can bring out the best in every child.
We’re the only charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. That’s why we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
Maggie's Centres
A Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with cancer. Maggie's is an innovative cancer charity providing a programme of practical, emotional and psychological support that empowers people with what they need to live with, through and beyond cancer
St Andrews Hospice Lanarkshire
St. Andrew's Hospice provides specialist palliative care services to the poeple of both North and South Lanarkshire - the total care of patients who require complex symptom management and or end-of-lifecare. The Hospice is Lanarkshire's Centre of Excellence and provides vital multidisciplinary support for patients, their families, and carers to help them with the traumas and challenges they face
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Most of our friends and family think we're MAD for signing up to swim, bike and run over 140 miles through Austria on the 30th June, 2013. 

Gav's story: Following successful knee surgery on both knees in 2011, my surgeon advised me to take up inline sports such as running, swimming and cycling to help regain fitness... I'm not sure he had an Ironman in mind - maybe I took his advice too literally!

Lorna on the other hand has been running for many years, notching up over 13 marathons and a couple of Olympic distance triathlons, now she's set her sights on the long distance triathlon...

This will be our first Ironman race and we'll be not only competing against over 2500 triathletes but against the clock.

We've been training for this race now for more than 13 months. The alarm clock is set at 5:30 a.m. every weekday so Gav can squeeze in a training session before work. We've burned more calories than we can count and worn through several pairs of trainers, bike tyres and swimming goggles in the pursuit of the fitness to get us over the finishing line... But this is nothing compared to the journey many people face in their battles with Cancer, abusive relationships or child cruelty.

We're trying to raise as much cash as possible for the 5 wonderful charities listed on the left of this page. Can we reach £5000 together?

We'd like to think that MAD actually stands for Making A Difference.

Please click on the 'Donate now' button and give as much as you can - let's be MAD together!

Thanks in advance,

Gavin and Lorna Gall

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05.08.13 From all the folks at POG

18.07.13 Well done

12.07.13 Fantastic achievement Gavin & Lorna - many congratulations. God knows how many bottles of wine and packet of crisps it translates to, can't do the maths! In awe :-).

03.07.13 Congratulations you guys, this is amazing!

30.06.13 You guys are crazy and so impressive! Sorry this is so last minute (you're racing now!), but congratulations on doing so well so far!

30.06.13 All the best to both of you.

29.06.13 Superb commitment Galls, good luck enjoy; once your over the line.

29.06.13 Good Luck Team Gall!

29.06.13 You guys have made an amazing commitment to your training. Now enjoy the day.

28.06.13 Good luck guys.

28.06.13 Go Team Gall!!!!

27.06.13 Good luck Ironwoman Lorna and hubby too! Enjoy it .. Caroline + Steven x

26.06.13 I think you are both mad. Enjoy, if you can say that. Look after yourselves, don't drown each other! Love Tom, Corinne, Ben and Eva

26.06.13 Best of luck both of you, I know you can do it in good time :)

26.06.13 Enjoy!

25.06.13 Best of luck and thank you for raising money for all these worthwhile causes! Go Team Gall :)

25.06.13 Breast of duck to you both !! Am in total admiration of you and your hard work !!

25.06.13 "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfilment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious" Vince Lombardi

25.06.13 Good Luck Gavin and Lorna!

25.06.13 Good luck :-)

25.06.13 Good luck Big Gav. From all the office ladies

24.06.13 Hope it all goes to plan on Sunday and you do as well as you deserve.

24.06.13 Best of luck to you both! :)


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