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Chris Lodge

 

Chris Lodge

Online Donations Received: £3555.00

On Saturday 7th September 2019 I will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats - 9 days, 980 miles.



Whilst I undertake this challenge I will be remembering my friend and colleague Ben, who tragically took his own life. I would like to raise money for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably - a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. You can find out more about CALM here

In short, they try to raise awareness, run a free and confidential helpline and webchat 24/7 and support those bereaved by suicide.

Your support will be greatly appreciated by myself, Ben's family and CALM, and will also keep me motivated on those hills.


Chris Lodge

On Saturday 7th September 2019 I will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats - 9 days, 980 miles.



Whilst I undertake this challenge I will be remembering my friend and colleague Ben, who tragically took his own life. I would like to raise money for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably - a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. You can find out more about CALM here

In short, they try to raise awareness, run a free and confidential helpline and webchat 24/7 and support those bereaved by suicide.

Your support will be greatly appreciated by myself, Ben's family and CALM, and will also keep me motivated on those hills.

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Anyone can hit crisis point. We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

Together we’ll help our boys, our dads, our mums, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues. We spread our message and facilitate supportive spaces in workplaces, universities, pubs, clubs and prisons across the country – so that people feel empowered to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.

Everyone has a part to play. We campaign with media partners, brands and ambassadors to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact with campaigns like #Project84, #DontBottleItUp and The Best Man Project. We challenge boring male stereotypes and encourage positive behavioural change and help-seeking behaviour, using cultural touch points like art, music, sport and comedy.

CALM is a registered charity in England & Wales 1110621.

Messages of Support

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Donations Received: £3555.00
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Well Done Chris!!
Such a worthwhile cause
Trevor Musk £30.00
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Well done Chris. A well earned pint waiting for you...
Ian Dutnall £30.00
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Congratulations Chris on completing the ride. Really worthy cause. Love The Days xx
Steve Day £20.00
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Well done Chris. Such a huge effort in memory of an old friend
Auntie Jess
Jessica Buckle £50.00
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Chris....what a worthy cause you are supporting and an amazing challenge - hope the weather has been kind! Well Done!
Sally Staden £5.00
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Hope it's all gone well, great challenge in a great cause.
Nick Livermore
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Well Done Chris! Such a fantastic job, your legs must be numb! You make me feel very unfit. So proud though to be apart of the Lodge Brothers Team.
Zara Melson £20.00
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Blinkin amazing!
Roz and ed Kingdon £30.00
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Fantastic Chris! Well done love Baz and Tom x
Victoria Briggs £30.00
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Well done. You are crazy but its for a great cause.
Lucy Bello £50.00
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You've done an amazing thing, for a great cause: a fitting way to remember Ben. Looking forward to having you home xxx
Emma Poskitt £135.00
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Chris, I hope you enjoyed the Scottish hospitality after stage 7 of your marathon cycle in memory of Ben Almost there! Good luck for the next two days!
Joyce Chisholm £20.00
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Impressed. Makes my daily cycle commute feel a little pathetic!
Clare Kitchen £10.00
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Well Done Chris
Just think of all the material that you will have for your fan page on 'Teams' now? ;-)
Ian Feast
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Fantastic effort Chris. Well done.
Richard Leachman £15.00
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Good luck Chris! A very important charity to raise money and awareness for.
Michael
Michael Clelland £80.00
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Well done Chris. Sorry I couldn't join you this time. hope it's going well.
Sebastien Thelu £75.00
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Particularly poignant this week for Suicide prevention day too.
Brilliant job Chris - huge respect on bhalf of ball at L2D
Brian
Brian Thorogood £100.00
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Well done, Chris, and such a great cause xx
Juliet White £25.00
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May the chaffing be kind. Go roomie
Nigel Edwards £30.00
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Superman!
Lisa Coughlan £20.00
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Good luck Chris - an amazing achievement already and for such a good cause. Take good care :-)
Emma Wilson £20.00
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What an amazing thing you are doing Chris in memory of Ben.
Best of Luck
From all at Barham Stone Ltd
Royston Barham £100.00
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Very impressed with Chris for doing this!!
Simon Neild £30.00
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On your tough days, just think of that beer at the end of the ride! Good luck and have fun.
Mark Evers £20.00
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Best of luck Chris. A fantastic undertaking. With love Philip, Katy, Oliver and Josh
Katy Manuel £50.00
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Keep up the good work! see you when you get back.
Mark Woodward £20.00
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Good luck Chris. Only met Ben briefly on a couple of occasions, but I can picture him now as plain as day. Great cause,
David Wright £25.00
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Keep going, just think of the beer at the end !
Nichola Ancill £10.00
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Good luck with it Chris!
Andy Holmes £50.00
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Amazing achievement Chris - well done. Ben would be very impressed :-)
Kate Saggi £20.00
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Thank you Chris for doing this in Ben's memory. Well done!
Brian and Faye Hall £40.00
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Chris, you utter nutter! Incredible effort for a fantastic cause. Much love and may your shorts be super padded xxx we will be following your progress so give us some updates xxxxxx love jo steve mima and hettie x
Jo Williams £25.00
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With love and wishing you good luck from. Stacy,Bill, Isaac and Joe.
Stacy Hewitt £100.00
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Will be thinking of you and Ben this week!
Kevin Kelly £25.00
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Good Luck Chris!!!!
Kerry Holden £20.00
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Good Luck Chris, Great Cause...
Philip Potts £20.00
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Hi Chris
Enjoy the challenge and adventure
Robert
Robert Lodge £50.00
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Chris, so proud to count you as a friend. Legend,
Sarah Davies £25.00
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Brilliant Chris - what a challenge .. go go go - we are right beside you xx ( cant get away from those neighbours !)
Wonderful cause xx
Richard and Julia Hayes £20.00
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Kates mum here, wishing you all the best!
Charlotte Loft £10.00
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Good luck Chris!
Sorrel Humphrey £10.00
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Best of luck Chris.
Ann Delaney £20.00
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Go for it Crisp! Love the Taylor family xx
Andrea Taylor £50.00
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Good Luck Chris, a truly challenging ride, hope the weather is kind for you and all goes well for such a good cause. Remembering Ben xx
Jane Day £20.00
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Well done Chris - great cause! See you in Edinburgh on Thursday.
Richard Wilding £100.00
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Don't forget the Vaseline!
Family Mott £25.00
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Best of Luck Chris, well done for supporting such a VERY Important cause. Fruit pastilles required or Jelly babies for those upward hills.
Kindest regards Sheila.
Sheila Kane £20.00
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Good luck Chris.
You'll be able to go D to D for 70 minutes without breaking a sweat after this!
Gary Nienow £50.00
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Just keep peddling!
Olivia Gooding £5.00
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Well done Chris. A good cause and a truly challenging ride. Hope all goes well. I'll be glued to Strava!
Seth Dashper £20.00
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Enjoy my camping kit
Henry Lodge £50.00
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Good luck Chris.
Anonymous £50.00
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Good luck Chris! Hope you've packed your vaseline!!
- Martin & Helen Bridge
Martin & Helen Bridge £50.00
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Good Luck Chris, a fantastic challenge, we are all proud of you.
Beverley Harris £50.00
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Good Luck, wishing you a great ride and that the weather is kind to you.
Donna Partridge (Matthews) £10.00
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Good Luck Chris, I'm sure Ben will be willing you on when you are running out of steam! Have a fab time Good Luck Sharon x
Sharon Taylor £20.00
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It will be an enormous achievement once you've done it!! Well bethinking of you
Janet Norris £50.00
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Good luck Chris, and well done on this hugely challenging event. Ben was a wonderful guy and I remember him every time I call.
Mick Sweeting £25.00
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Good luck Chris, Enjoy the views. I am sure Ben will be with you in spirit, very much loved and missed young man
Kate Barrett £20.00
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Good luck Chris
Anonymous £30.00
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Wishing you strength and success! Well done YOU.
Melanie Richards
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A fantastic cause, good luck Chris.
VICTORIA CHISHOLM
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Good luck Chris.
Deb Osborn £10.00
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Wishing you all the best
Rebecca Strickland £20.00
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Good luck Chris.
Pam Haynes £20.00
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Good Luck Chris ! This is a fantastic cause.
Claire Nightingale
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Good luck Chris. A very worthy cause and a lovely thing to do in Ben's memory.
Paula Jarrett £25.00
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Good Luck. A very worthy cause.
Linda Pawson £10.00
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Good Luck Chris, a truly worthwhile cause.
Alison Millard
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Good luck Chris
Colin Gray £50.00
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Good luck Chris with this great challenge for a very worth cause. I hope the wind is kind to you!
Steve Nicholls £20.00
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Good luck Chris, hope it all goes well, enjoy the views and the down hills!
Pauline Britten-Jones £10.00
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May the wind always be at your back
Susanne O'Connell £25.00
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Wishing you all the best with the challenge Chris, it's a very worthy cause.
Sara Matthews £20.00
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Great effort for a worthy cause, just don't forget the Vaseline!
Damian Shaw £50.00
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Extraordinary effort Chris - make sure you stretch out those hamstrings for the first hockey game.....
Adrian Wilkes £50.00
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Good luck Chris, a very worthwhile cause
Lindsay Tuckfield
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Go Chris! Good luck for a good cause.
Simon Chittenden £20.00
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Good luck Chris. I look forward to hearing about how it went. I hope it does not hurt too much.
Duncan Reynolds £50.00
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Go Chris go. A great cause!!
Peter Underdown £20.00
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Good luck Chris
Siobhan Strike £20.00
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Well done, Chris! Good effort for a good cause!
Graeme Robertson £50.00
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May the wind be always at your back x
Kezia Pearce £20.00
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Good luck Chris and may your saddle be forever comfortable.
Andrea Cole £30.00
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Hope all goes well with you and all the other riders
John Lodge
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Wonderful gesture, all the best.
Andy Brooker £20.00
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Sorry to hear of another family who have suffered this awful loss. Know of two families myself who have had to face this dreadful experience in the last year or so. Think Calm do invaluable work, best of luck with the bike ride challenge ! Linda xx
Linda Buckle £25.00
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Ben was an extraordinary mind and soul, greatly missed by myself and many others. I hope the funds you raise will help those others like him.
Mark Jones
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Good Luck
Corinne Shaw £10.00
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Good luck Chris, I'm thrilled that you're cycling for this charity in memory of Ben, he's always in my thoughts and I miss him loads. Will be thinking of you both as you take on this challenge. Love Nina & Guy xx
Nina Lendon £50.00
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It is so important to shine a light on mental health issues.
Best of luck Chris.
Carol Ramshaw £50.00
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Remembering Ben. Good Luck Chris.
Sandra Keywood £20.00
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Good Luck Chris..
Adrian Moore £20.00
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Good luck Chris, a very worthwhile cause.
Georgina Keane £10.00
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Good luck and hopefully see you in December at MAB
Brent Stevenson £25.00
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Good Luck Chris.
Ben was such a calm, helpful and generous guy who I enjoyed many conversations with and often still think about.
Neil Rosewell £20.00
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Wishing you all the luck in the world, Ben would be so proud. Although I still don't understand why you are cycling uphill rather than down lol xxx
Lyn Brown £20.00
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Good luck Chris, hope the weather is kind to you whilst you raise money for this very worthwhile cause!
Sandra Nuttall £25.00
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I'll be thinking of you and Ben!
Michelle Easterbrook £10.00
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Good luck brother, enjoy the views and try not to think of the pain!
Andrew Lodge £100.00