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Dave Harney

75 mile Run to Pegasus

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, firstly thanks for visiting. I’ve entered the Run To Pegasus event which is being organised by the Veterans Charity to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day (75 miles from Tarrant Rushton, where 6 gliders took off heading to Pegasus Bridge) they hope to raise as much money as possible for the Veterans Charity who give much needed support to our Veterans, doesn’t matter how old or young they may be or which branch of the armed forces they may have served in. Many are homeless or are struggling to feed there families properly.[/p][p]The reason for my interest in the "Run to Pegasus" - My wife’s father Geoff Barkway DFM piloted one of the 6 gliders, full of troops and equipment and were tasked with capturing 2 bridges over the Caen Canal and Orne River - "Operation Deadstick" - these bridges were vital to the Allied forces on D-Day. They landed virtually within yards of the bridges and they were successfully captured intact, unfortunately Geoff was wounded and ended up losing his arm. [/p][p]I'm proud to be representing Geoff’s co pilot/navigator Peter Boyle.[/p][p]My Dad also took part on D-Day, he was a tail gunner in a Lancaster Bomber and on the same night he was on a mission to bomb a gun implacement at Point Du Hoc which was capable of hitting the ships carrying the thousands of Allied troops for the invasion.[/p][p]I’m currently in training to get ready for this event in June 2019 and I am asking for your support to please give what you can.[/p][p]Thank you[/p][p][img]https://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/uk_the_war_from_the_air/img/2.jpg[/img][/p][p][br][/p][p][url=http://www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop]http://www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop[/url][/p]

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Event

Run to Pegasus

Run to Pegasus

04 Jun 2019

Supporters

Jun 13, 2019

Dave

Collection box in office

£60.00

Jun 11, 2019

Vince Povey

Wanted to make sure that some of the money raised from our D Day event at Blakehill made it your way x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2019

Sean

This is what you have to go through when you marry a mad woman

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2019

Aidan

All the best, i'm sure it will be both an interesting & emotional week for you, enjoy the atmosphere Normandy! A very memorable and worthwhile Challenge to undertake for a great cause and a fitting tribute to your family who where so actively involved.

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2019

Carla Quirk

£20.00

Jun 2, 2019

Catriona Gravatt

Good luck

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2019

Brian

Hope it goes well.

May 31, 2019

Paul

" Put one foot in front of the other " .... Respect .

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

May 30, 2019

Paula & Dave

Good luck Dave

£50.00

May 29, 2019

Dave

Bonus from my employer Brenda & David Jones

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid