So, we may be a one-woman band on paper, but we operate with a hundred-strong volunteers who help make it happen.
Here’s a shout out to just a few of them. So sorry if I’ve missed you – please give me a nudge – ‘because you’re worth it’;-)
This amazing website: Iain Broome. And Danny Lowthorpe.
Silent Cities brand: Paul Ward
Annual report: Martin Stephenson aka Hingo
Web support: Heidi Tomlin, pretentioushippy
Video support: Jacob Whitehead
BBC Britain in a Day volunteers including:
Referers: Ben Keegan, Roundabout;
Shauna Acaster, Roundabout;
Christine Anderson, Under the Stars;
Cath Blanchet, St Barnabas House.
Food: Tom Jones.
The board: A big thank you to my board of directors for jumping into the unknown and their constant kindness and support. Our first year directors: Jullian Hall, Ben Keegan, Director, Rosie Closs, Company Secretary, Director and fire-queen godess. And our first and second year directors: Stella Eleftheriades, PR Director. Nigel Fisher, Director. Amalia Booker, Director.
Friends and general supporters: Sarah Opus. Now Then Magazine. Jose Miguel Sanchez Rangel. Vicky Morris. Batu. Deborah Egan. Andrew Costa. Jay Baker, SilenceBreakers. John Pickin and David Child, Neighbours Can Help. Foz and Big Dog Recording Studio.
Creative & technical volunteers: Sam Dexter. Andrew Nott. Robert Register. Mat Evans. Dan Lowthorpe. Diz Carberry. Andrew King. Lynda Bellamy. Karen Lydiat. Ann Hill. Matt Hall. Martin Stephenson. Jaqui Williamson. Jessica Green. Norton College Design Students, Paul and Mike. Dave Burns. Jane Watkinson.
All the young volunteers from Maltby Academy. All the grown up volunteers at Maltby Academy including: Steve Hatherley. Jan Maxted. Dave Sutton. Ted Millward and Maltby Model Village.
Office refurb helpers, namely Andrew King for donating his whole summer. Alex Methven, for a big part of his. Lucian Keith. Brian King. Brenda King. Susan Pridham. Sadie Pridham. Emily Pridham. Naomi Pridham. Karen Lydiat. Martin Stephenson. The nice chap over the road. Lucy Harper. Frances Gaubert (you held that ladder so beautifully that time sis). Tim Gaubert. Ella Gaubert. Maddie Gaubert. Nicola Gaubert. Nik Gaubert and Mikey. Jay Baker and his mum and dad. Jacob–Bradley-Whitehead.
People who have given us stuff: Karl across the road. Wickes. Stella. Lucy Harper. My grandmother, Dilys Jones aka Nain for her rug. Mum and Dad, who just keep on giving (sorry it won’t be forever, I promise!) Tom Jones and Jefferson Sheard for donating computers to SilenceBreakers for the Maltby project.
Mentors, legends and inspirations: Huge thank you to the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Yorkshire; all my fellow fellows, but in particular, Amalia Booker, SSE and David Benneton. Caron Bembrick, SCEDU. Lauren Craig Thinking Flowers. John Bird, The Big Issue. Alan Fletcher. Richard Hawley. Bob Sanderson. Stuart Ledger. Errol Mitchel.
Thanks too to Karen Hobson, Unltd. Suzy Cornwell Ball at Business Link. Jim Lawson, Business and Education South Yorkshire.