Steve Landrey

Steve Landrey

Walking 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coast Path

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]MAY 22nd - STAGE 3 - 36km COMPLETE ... 227KM TO GO[/p][p][br][/p][p]On August 1st last year, while on a cycle ride with a group of friends, I had a sudden Cardiac Arrest and stopped breathing on the side of a lane in Pembrokeshire. I was 2 weeks short of my 51st birthday.[/p][p]A series of very fortunate interventions and coincidences saved my life that morning. First, my brother-in-law, Chris, recognised quickly what was happening and started CPR; next, some people caught up in the traffic that I had just created were also trained in CPR and did rotations to help me; next, and perhaps the most miraculous of all, an off-duty Fire Officer with his First Responder girlfriend, having made a wrong turn on a day out, came across us and with them came a defib unit - which they duly hooked me up to and after 2 shocks got a rhythm back. From there, the land and air ambulances arrived and treated me on the trip to Hospital in Swansea.[/p][p]After an emergency stent procedure, I was discharged from the Cardiac Care Unit 3 days later with an Ejection Fraction assessment of 38% (a measure of heart efficiency which has 'normal' indicated at 66%).[/p][p]The road to recovery started. [/p][p]Once again, good fortunate smiled on me. First, the regional cardiac nurse, Alison, made contact and reassured me that I could make a good recovery from what seemed to be a dire situation. Then, following our first meeting, Alison introduced me to a Qualified Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor by the name of David Braithwaite who agreed to design and supervise my rehabilitation back to exercising.[/p][p]We started the rehab the following week and suddenly what seemed bleak now didn't seem quite so bad - I was busy, exercising and looking forward. By the 7 week scan my Ejection Fraction had recovered to just over 50% and, over the 7 months since then, its now recovered just under 60%.[/p][p]The pandemic has certainly made us all aware of the incredible job our NHS and its medical professionals provide for us all. When you come into emergency contact with it like I did, it is certainly a humbling experience. [/p][p]And so, with an ever improving level of fitness and an urge to give something back, David and I intend to walk the entire 186 mile length of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Joining us on some sections will be Graham Brockway, a local West Wales sporting legend, who has supported us with training facilities while undergoing the same cardiac rehab journey.[/p][p]All funds will go to the British Heart Foundation to support the incredible work they do to support those suffering with cardiac conditions and the critical research work they undertake - and - the Welsh Air Ambulance Charity for the invaluable emergency medical response they provide across Wales. [/p][p]We will undertake our challenge in segments and post the times and dates of each on our social media feeds. If anybody would like to join us for any of the segments, subject to Covid restrictions, we would be very happy for the company.[/p][p]Thank you in advance for your support. No donation is too small, only donate what is feasible for you and be assured every penny will go to good use.[/p][p]We start on May 15th and will keep you updated.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters


Aug 31, 2021

Freddie Venables

Well done Steve and all those involved - from Fred, Jeremy and Amanda

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 26, 2021

Nigel and Alex


Aug 25, 2021

Helen Jenkins

Yay - well done for completing- brilliant!!!!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 23, 2021

Chris W

Well done John Rowlands on completing this 186 mile walk to aid such worthwhile Charities

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 21, 2021

Auntie Pat

£25.00


Aug 20, 2021

Auntie Marg

Congratulations Steve, a fabulous achievement

£25.00


Aug 19, 2021

Julian and Virginia

Well done Steve great effort and great cause

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 17, 2021

Alistair and Kirsty

Well done Steve. What a great achievement!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 17, 2021

Sarah A

David - that's a desperate move for some peace and quiet......................

£20.00


Aug 15, 2021

Lizz and John

Good luck

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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