Obviously undertaking a challenge like Pier Pressure did unfortunately cost money but we wanted as much of the money we collected as possible to go to our chosen charities. So over and above all you marvellous individuals that have donated to the cause, the following businesses all sponsored us by paying to have their logos stuck to the side of our buggies. Thank you all, without you it couldn’t have happened
Our Business Sponsors
Massive thanks to Lee Southerton who has given unrivalled help to the cause, has sorted out apparel, helped with promotional stickers and generally used this contacts to gain additional support
Jim at Absolute Signs has kindly provided and applied the vehicle livery on our cars
Big big thanks to Andy Robinson for designing and printing all the promotional banners and flyers for the challenge
Doon Buggies have gratefully provided all web design and hosting of this website
Ruth, Alex, George and myself would like to thank everyone who helped and contributed to our fundraiser. It means more than you will ever know.
However there are some special thanks that need a mention.
Firstly Lee Southerton from Volksmagic. Without his relentless help the total would have been less than half of what it was, sorting out business sponsers, t-shirt sales, sweatshirt printing and donating parts. Also for going above and beyond to help start my fickle re-built engine very early one morning on the way to work and providing continued use of his workshop and staff whenever we needed it on the run up to the event. Simply amazing.
Steven Davis for repairing my engine when all looked lost a couple of weeks before we set off and refusing payment.
Jim and his vrew at Absolute Control Signs & Graphics Limited for doing all the livery on the two buggies and giving up a whole 2 days form their busy schedule.
Peter Mario Whiteside for sorting out a mahassive discount with Travel Lodge for us.
Andrew D Robinson for providing all the flyers, business cards and event banners.
Ian Oliver at Beeltemagic for stopping everything he was doing to make a lightening repair and swap out my Alternator on busy Day 8 of our challenge.
Ian Craddock for cutting off his lovely flowing long locks and donnating the proceeds to the cause.
Gary Martin, Emma Barker Chris Barker Jan Snowball Michael Burlinson for manning the tables at Slough Swap Meet and bringing in over a £1000.
Patrick Hermans and Thomas Schmied for translating and explaining our challenge to our europeans buggy family, resulting in over another 1000 euro donnation.
Dave Dnd for providing another repair stop at hi splace and his Beachbuggy.info forum for providing an invaluable resource on which to share ideas, promote the challenge and host the pictures and write up.
I can't forget Martin Wilkinson Martin Dando Peter Baggott Rob Clarke and Alison Wilkinson, my old band mukkas who came out of a ten year retirement just for the challenge, to reheasre and play a one off re-union gig on day 8 to raise over £400 for the cause.
GSF Car Parts for providing the two buggies with a spares box each for the journey.
Dave Fisher for covering the ferry costs to and from the Isle of Wight.
And of course to the Midland Buggy Club, The Southern buggy Club and all our beach buggy friends around the country for comming out to support us on each and every turn of the journey.
We would also like to thank my work Sandwell Council who promoted our challenge across all media forms and provided a brilliant start and finish gathering in the square outside the main Council House.
And finally a huge thanks to all but one of the piers, their staff and their visitors for making all so welcome, providing access to places we thought were impossible to get to, providing refreshments and organising press calls all the way around.
We have some wonderful memories and some great people we are proud to call friends.
Please, if we have missed someone it is not on purpose, you know you have our deepest thanks. It is still really a bit of a blur in all honesty and at our age, memory isn't what it used to be... :-)