Liz, Michelle and Kim would like to thank so many people for their help, support and amazingness below. This isn’t the final list and if we’ve missed anyone at all this is purely unintentional and we will remedy that as we continue our walk! We thank you all so very much, from the bottom of our hearts and on behalf of our boys.
Firstly, our families and friends. What would we have done without you all.
Alex Hurlstone, Adrian Hurlstone, Sam Woodvine, Lee Peddie, Katie Custard’s Mum (Nia), Nicola Birkin, The Panther family, The Urban family, Gill Mellor, Siobhan, Momma T, Ali Mitchell, Jo Astley, Jacqui King, The MacDonald Family, Nicky Baddeley, Janie Barlow, Louise Dunkley (Sam through to Louise are all better known as Liz’s ‘mum’s army’), Coach Dave, David Barwick, Daisy Mellor, Mac, Natalie Merchant, Sue Patterson, The Lucas family, Helena Griffiths, Nick and Pauline, Elli Meacham and Rich Foley (Beijing), Kim’s children Perry, Rachael, Jamie and Kim’s grandchildren Paige, Lexie, Aliarna, Frankie, Rae, the McCarthy family in Ireland, Kevin Winkworth (support driver & Kim’s hubby), Gemma Zielinski (Kim’s best friend and unfailing and unconditional supporter), James – Kim’s son-in-law, Terri and Simone – Kim’s daughters-in-law, Jamie H (Hayden’s best friend), Kim’s cousin Lisa and family, The Whiston family (especially Sandra and Tony our support driver), Uncle Ralphie, Maxi’s cousin George and his partner Sophie, Maxi’s cousin Chloe and her partner Kristian, Michelle Phillips, Maxi’s special friends Faith, James, Poppy and Jake, Shirley Maxi’s amazing dinner lady, Maxi’s great friends Olly, Harry, Maisie, Hollie, Tilly, Tiggy and Emily, The Dore Family, The Barber Family (including Noel our support driver and Richard Maxi’s Step Grandfather), Maxi’s Grandma’s Pauline and Val, The Carliell family, Ed, Welsh Lisa, Tora, Tracie, Kate, Nicola, Mick, Louise, Sunil Mistry, Glenn James, Ruth & John.
Secondly all our local dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Kent – The Lady Colgrain, The Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire – Ian Dudson, Mayor of Newcastle under Lyme – Councillor Simon White, Consort to Mayor of Newcastle under Lyme – Councillor Gary White, Mayoress of Newcastle under Lyme – Tanya Morgan, Rehman Chishti MP – Gillingham and Rainham, Rosie Duffield – MP Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages.
Thirdly, all the organisations who have kindly supported us including, Betley Parish Council, Betley Women’s Institute, All Saints Church – Madeley, St Margaret’s Church – Betley, Madeley Parish Council, Josie Martin and Phil Gray – North Staffs Bellringers, NSACR, Graham Ecclestone – The Swan at Betley, Steven Mellor – SBM Safety Solutions, South Staffordshire College – Tamworth, Campion School – Northampton, Ousedale School – Newport Pagnell, Portmeirion Group/Spode UK, Stoke on Trent Lion’s Club, The Madeley Centre, Shepley Family Butchers, Dryrobe, Penkhull Service Station, The Offley Arms, Wardell Armstrong, Joules Brewery, One Stop Madeley, Staffordshire County Council, The Celsus Group – Luton, The Royal St George’s Golf Club – Sandwich, Le Shuttle (formerly known as Eurotunnel) – Folkestone, Creative Bee, Bev & Martin Thorley (Sandwich Bellringers), Rob, Filberts Food – Deal, and last but not least the totally amazing Lee and Chris from Sir Roger Manwood’s School – Sandwich, Port Vale FC Foundation, Outlet X, Millers Pharmacy – Madeley, Alderford Lake – Whitchurch, Ell’s Belles, Keele Golf Club, GSF Car Parts, Glazed Art – Trentham, Fast Lane Karting, Titanic brewery, Stoke City FC, BAR Garages – Hanley, Georgina Davies – Beijing, Staff at Dulwich College Beijing, The Madeley Centre, British Transport Police and the amazing Family Liaison Officers, Amanda Serif (True Food Nutrition), Nicola Cunningham (True Food Nutrition), XCL International, Madeley School Staff, Bridgemere Garden Centre/Blue Diamond, Mountain Warehouse – Westwood Cross (especially Kim and Mark), BALLOONARAMA – Deal (Amanda).