THANK YOU to all of the companies, their staff, and the individuals below who have supported Two Hearts, Four Feet and Ecologia by giving gear, discounts, and professional advice; by waiving fees; and/or by spreading word of the run. Thank you for your generosity – we couldn’t rate you more highly!
The Driftwood Country Hostel – Skibbereen
Des and Heidi at Driftwood Country Hostel in Skibbereen offered Simon and Rachel a place to rest for a couple of days at a crutial moment. As Rachel was feeling ill and discovered that she had a tooth infection and was suffering from a lot of pain, Des and Heidi stepped up and helped make this difficult milestone a little easier. Find out more about The Driftwood Country Hostel here.
The River Bank House Hotel is based in the town of Wexford. The manager, Colm and receptionist, Sheelagh were extremely helpful to Simon and Rachel offering them free accommodation and food so they could rest before continuing on their journey. Find out more about the Riverbank House Hotel here.
Arklow Bay Hotel have been extremely generous to Simon and Rachel during the second week of their run; providing everything from free accommodation to food and laundry services! Special thanks go to Shauna, Peter, Rose Cormack and Margaret for all of their support. For more information about Arklow Bay visit their website.
OUTRUN are a local business based in Fochabers. Their extremely knowledgeable and owner, Scarlett is always ready to help you find the perfect items for your run. Scarlett is a keen runner herself and helped shoe and outfit Simon throughout his run around Britain. Visit OUTRUN at 55 High Street, Fochabers or online here.
The Phoenix Café, based close to our home in The Findhorn Community, provides delicious food and expertly served coffee with an emphasis on fresh, local and organic ingredients. The Pheonix Café were especially helpful in hosting the Open-Mic Night to send off Simon and Rachel and we cannot thank them enough. Visit them at the Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn or online here.
Aurora Imaging was established in 1999 by Mark Richards and has since developed business across the UK. Mark is a local photographer who has been incredibly supportive of 2 Hearts, 4 Feet: Just A Little Run Around Ireland. Not only did he document the Simon and Rachel’s send-off but also took portraits before they left. Find out more about his photography online here.