Dan McGurk

I'm fundraising & Walking for CALM for My Brother Cal McGurk & Cousin Elizabeth Hill 💚💜

THE WALK TO VALHALLA 💪🏽💚⚒

1 hour we get back to spend with everyone we’ve lost along the way 

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 Myself, my Mam (Ceila), Dad (Graeme), Partner (Laura) and our friends and family do as much as We can to raise money and awareness for men’s health, mental health and suicide awareness/ prevention having lost both my brother and cousin to Suicide. 

Our own men’s health group is called “Thors Army” after our families love of Viking mythology and marvel comics.... my brother Cals nickname being Thor 💪🏽💚⚒

Calum (Thor) McGurk was our son, brother, cousin and friend....We we’re close brothers and he was one of my best friends.

He was a beautiful, strong, hardworking, good looking mans man.... he had everything going for him and He could have done anything in life it seemed.

After a bad relationship, money worries and life in general.... pride I feel took over as it does for so many of us... and due to the way we have been set up as men over the time and struggling to talk and let our emotions out.

And so While working away from home and in his hotel room Alone he took his own life... he was only 27


We’ve lost so many young men and woman in our home town of JARROW (South Tyneside) in recent years and After an awful start to 2020 for the world I have seen the effects on everyone’s mental health including my own. 

 26MILES:From south Shields Beach- Then we will head on to St James Park (home of Newcastle United). From there make our way across the Tyne bridge and all of the well known Land marks and Down the great north run route.

Then we will finish back at the beach at South Shields for sunrise.


HELP US REACH OUR TARGET OF £7000!!! 


Stay safe 

Much love 

Dan

&

Thors Army

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“Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone”


For CAL & BOBO 💚💜 & ALL THE DEAD BOYS IN OUR HOME TOWN - STEPHEN CARHART & CHRIS REDHEAD TO NAME A FEW 

My Achievements

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Self donated

25% of fundraising target

50% of fundraising target

75% of fundraising target

Reached fundraising goal

Created a team

Number of team members

My Updates

Viking prayer

Saturday 24th Oct

My Brother Cal

Monday 12th Oct

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Saturday 10th Oct

The Wizz

Wednesday 23rd Sep
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Welcome Mr & Mrs Livingstone

Saturday 19th Sep
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Iron man joins the team

Monday 14th Sep
Welcome aboard iron man 
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The Big Man Joins the team 💪🏽💚⚒

Friday 11th Sep
Welcome aboard big man 
Awesome job
Keep up the good work 
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Ongel Joins the Walk 💜💚

Friday 11th Sep
Welcome aboard Apollo
For cal & Bobo 
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BEASTO JOINS THE TEAM

Sunday 23rd Aug
Welcome aboard beasto!!
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The Dead Boys

Friday 7th Aug

For All The Dead Boys In Our hometowns


Brothers

Friday 7th Aug
“Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone“ 💪🏽💚⚒

One For The Wiz

Tuesday 4th Aug
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Thank you to my Sponsors

£525

Kevin Wilson

Well done mate, always proud, never forgotten x

£286.65

Ecocabs Ltd

£210

The Bransons

£165.90

Anonymous

From Sally And Tony

£105

Laura

Very proud of you and all the hard work you put into this, raising awareness of this important cause. I’m with you all the way 💛

£105

Jimmy Braithwaite

Dear Dan, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I know you will keep his memory burning bright. All the Best, Jimmy

£105

Steve And Libby

Proud of what you’re doing, keep it up x

£105

Celia Mcgurk

“Sometimes it makes me sad though, him being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty now they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend” Love Mamma Rabbit 🐰❤️

£105

Gary Dutton

A cause very close to my heart, well done Dan.

£105

Tim Bolam

£52.50

Ian Drayton

Sugar cubes waiting at the end

£52.50

Chris Hart

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£50

Nikki Frampton

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£42

Kath, Amanda And Anne. Palliative Out Of Hours Team South Tyneside

Good Luck Dan + Thor’s Army. Kath, Amanda and Anne Palliative Out of Hours Team South Tyneside 😘😘

£31.50

Tracy Ward

Good luck to you all. Amazing !!!!!

£30

Ellis

Your little brother would be so proud of you Dan. Sending loads of love, Ellis

£21

Stephanie Gunson

Such a good cause! Love Stephanie, Ronnie, Primrose and Hallie xxxx

£21

Darren Ridehalgh

£21

Dan Mcgurk

£21

Big Toma

Great cause Dan glad to do our bit, much love brother from all at No 29. Stay safe.

£21

Michelle Turner

Good luck Dan, we are thinking about you xxx

£21

Michael Taylor

£21

Emma C

Good Luck for the Walk Dan, won’t be able to join but will be supporting from a far. X

£21

Jayne Toward

£21

Nichola Carhart-parr

Such a great cause close to my families heart! Well Done Dan and your team. 💚💪🏼

£21

Darren Cook

£21

Culla, Rebecca And Ollie.

Doing Cal proud 💪🏽💚⚒

£21

Alan Ruddick

Good luck mate to you all xx

£21

Bob Appleton

A good cause, well done Dan.

£21

Peter Campbell

Great idea for a great cause.

£21

Charlotte Mcgurk

Good luck stinky. Cal and bobo would be proud. Love u x x x x x

£21

Laura Devoy

Good Luck Dan and Team! Raising awareness for something so many people find hard to talk about. Stay Safe All and i am sure you'll absolutely smash it 💚

£21

Robert Canavan

Great cause and well done almost smashing your target! Love and support from Rob Layla and Mae

£21

Joanna Green

Hi Dan, Laura told me about this yesterday. Such an important cause and I am so sorry to hear about your brother. What a tragedy. I hope the walk goes well...and the weather is kind to you all! Jo

£21

Heather Gleig

Shame we can’t walk together in London this year but good luck, I know you’ll smash it!

£21

Helen Peacock

What an amazing thing to do for an amazing cause. So important to be raising awareness of this subject. A really moving story. To you and all your team the very best of luck and very well done.

£21

Andrew Soudi

Good luck mate

£21

David Wright

£21

Bryan Robertson

Great cause, we’ll done

£21

Linda And Dave Drayton

Good luck with your challenge for this worthwhile charity.

£21

James Worth

£20

Richard Cave

Such an important cause

£20

Rich Mannion

Great work Dan. Congratulations on smashing your target. Keep up the great work mate. Wingowango 🤣.

£20

Toma, Stacey + Kids X

£15.75

Cameron Banuelos-charles

Mr McGurk, Cant say I’ve know you for very long but in the short time in which I have, I grown a massive respect for you. The confidence that you have in talking about men’s mental is where I want to be. I spoke you briefly at work about the situation with my dad passing a couple days after Christmas and it definitely highlighted to me that maybe I should be more comfortable speaking about it, to which slowly I feel I am. I don’t know what else to say other than just keep being you Dan and I’ll see you w/c 26th hopefully not in a years time ;) Cam

£10.50

Karen Boldon

£10.50

Jack Copley

Well done my friend. Good luck to you.... Bread!!!! 👊👊👊

£10.50

Vicky Peacock Palliative Team

Good luck to you all & lots of love x

£10.50

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£10.50

Tim Clay

£10.50

Neil Scott

£10.50

Joy Mcdonald Palliative Team

Lots of love & luck xx😜

£10.50

Anonymous

Good luck Dan and well done! 👏👏👏👍🏻

£10.50

Wayne Telford

£10.50

Richard Deans

Great work Dan, good luck 👍

£10.50

Julie Wrintmore

All the very best with the walk x

£10.50

Chris Wilson

£10.50

Diane Hawick

In memory of your brother, and my brother who we lost to suicide 2 years ago. Keep up your amazing work.

£10.50

Andrea Schaffell

Well done Dan and team!

£10.50

Julie Johnston

Good Luck Dan with your walk

£10.50

Pia Firmager

Great cause

£10.50

Lesley Dalton

Good luck to Celia and all the team x

£10.50

Karen Dent

Best of luck - a really touching story and a great cause!

£10.50

Mrs Anne Devoy

Great cause Dan.

£10.50

Sara Cain

Such a fantastic and heartfelt cause

£10.50

Scott Obrien

£10.50

Adam

£10.50

Janette Roberts

Well done and thinking of you all. Much love Janette XxX

£10.50

Judith Storey

Good luck Dan, such a sad story and a very good cause.

£10.50

Claire Moffitt

You are all amazing, I work with your Mam and she is a wonderful person, well done on your walk x

£10.50

Karen Howd Xx

Care 🤗❤️

£10.50

Julie Meredith

Knock em bandy Dan xx

£10.50

Linds

£10.50

Siobhan Mcgurk

£10.50

Grant Henson

£10.50

Sioban Heywood

Good luck you all - such sad circumstances but fantastic efforts by all the family with hope that you can help others in the future.

£10

Amy Hutchison

£10

Lisa Jebbett

Best of luck x

£10

Claire Robson

Best of luck Dan, an amazing cause and so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family x

£10

Dan Drayton

£10

Carolyn Connolly

Good Luck Dan + Thor’s army Carolyn 😊

£10

Linda Diamond

Good Luck Dan + Thor’s Army 😊

£10

Sam G

£10

Joe White

Good stuff Dan. Top man.

£10

Tracey Mannion

£5.25

Caroline Mccoy

Good luck everyone!

£5.25

Maxine Atkinson

£5.25

Bern. Palliative Team

Good Luck Dan + Thor’s Army Bern. Palliative Team 😘

£5.25

Catherine Southwick

Wishing you all the best of luck with the walk xx

£5.25

Ralph Finnon

£5.25

Charlotte Brown

£5.25

Gareth Hudson

£5.25

Anonymous

£5.25

Keith Blackburn

£5.25

Margaret Blackburn

£5.25

Dave C (engie)

Good luck all

£5.25

Catherine Mann

Hi Dan - Your doing great, keep it up and take Care .... Catherine x

£5.25

Joanne Fletcher

£5

Danielle Jenkins