We want to thank you most warmly for showing your support to Song-Cycling by following the blog. It was a real source of comfort and encouragement knowing that you following the story and sharing the experience. Big love to yer xx

We have many special people we would in particular like to thank without whose generosity we couldn’t have performed and pedalled so far and come out still smiling and still standing.

Tireless, positive and loving support vehicle drivers:
Andrea Stranders (Susie's mum)
Gill & Robert Woodbridge (Alice's mum & dad)

Mark Anthony Turnage – Composer of our Song-Cycling anthem
Mike & Denise Raggett – PR and incredible belief in us and the project. Unbelievable generosity of time and resources. Thank you so much xx 
Siri Fischer-Hansen – Jette Parker Young Artists Director
Dominik Dengler – German coaching
Michel Vallat – French coaching
Sonja Nerdrom – Norwegian coaching
Angus Macpherson – bike-tician extraordinaire!
Bryn Terfel – donation of signed CDs for raffles
Roderick Williams – donation of signed CDs for raffles 
Rosie and Paul Williamson – loan of Stanley the Bicycle
Jamie Fleming and team from Purple Creative ( for Song-Cycling logo adaptation
Tiggy Stranders – Song-Cycling t-shirts and postcards
Gulen Petty – MS Society liaison
Heather Ripley – Alzheimer’s Society liaison

Harpenden concert:
Andrea & Alan Stranders - for hosting such a warm and personal fundraising concert and BBQ in their beautiful garden
Becky, mum & dad Raynes
Andrew and Brenda Lazarus (from Herts MS Society) – banners

St John’s concert:
Father William Taylor – Vicar, St John’s Notting Hill
Daniel Turner – Music Director, St John’s Notting Hill
Amy Ramage – on the door

Coutts concert:
Michael Morley – Coutts CEO
Gill Chimes – Coutts marketing
Gill Frith – Coutts marketing

Arts Club concert:
Shirley, Natalie, Susanna & Nicholas Nurock – My aunt and cousins for their support and sharing their story about my late uncle Leonard's Alzheimer's and the work that is being done around dealing with dementia
Sir John Tomlinson – bass baritone for throwing his international singing stardom behind the project to help with raising loads of dosh and for co-delivering arguably the best 3 little maids performance ever!
Mark Padmore - tenor for giving his time and voice to propel our concert profile towards the sky and for allowing Alice the special pleasure of duetting with him! :-) 
Jadwiga Adey – Arts Club concert origination and tireless promoter
Ian Palmer – Arts Club General Manager

Corsham concert:
Melanie Ragge - oboist
Gordon Pullen - tenor
Stephen Taylor - countertenor
Nicholas Keyworth – Artistic Director, Corsham Festival 

Iain & Naomi Macleod-Jones – accommodation and concert origination
Lisa Nelsen – flautist and speaker re Alzheimers
Thelma Issitt – accommodation

Jan & John Murray – accommodation and concert origination 
Alice Harper - soprano
Gordon Pullen - tenor 
Melanie Ragge – oboist and concert origination
Julie Sach – St Monica Trust, Sandford Care Village, activities officer

Nina Odescalchi – accommodation

Darryl Chiles – en-route cycling buddy
Fiona Pizzoni – accommodation
Cheryl Pontin – Ludlow Festival concert origination
Shaun Ward – Director of Music, St Laurence’s Church
Ewart Carson – Church Warden, St Laurence’s Church

Ivor & Nora – Wyndale Guest House

Ernest & Patricia Ewing – accommodation (and lasagne to die for!)

Tessa Suggett - soprano 
Andrew & Anne Wilson – accommodation (hosts with the most who even cooked up an impromptu pasta party with our visiting friends after the concert)
John & Barbara Wilson – for putting us in touch with Andrew
Janette Hockley-Webster – concert origination
Sue Stones – concert origination
Julia Saperia - for travelling all the way to Bakewell from London to support the concert

Rob Findlay & Eileen Morton – accommodation and for magic-ing up some last minute rehearsal space, genius!

Andrew Hitchin – Director of Music, Wesley Chapel (and phenomenal city tour guide)
James Crawford – ROH liaison with Wesley Chapel
Alison – Harrogate, invaluable help on day

Anna & Ross Horsey – accommodation
Amy & Sue Ramage – for putting us in touch with the Horseys

Maddy & Jean Holmes – accommodation
Maddy Holmes – soprano
Ruth Robson, Diane McIlroy and the Chapter of Durham Cathedral – concert origination

Jane, Steve & Helen Jarvis - accommodation
Euan, Sarah & Iain – bicycle buddies, sheep field navigators and professional BBQ crashers
Sarah’s friends – for feeding BBQ crashers and even donating too!
Lucy Scadding – for putting us in touch with Jarvis clan

Teviot Cycles

Pat & Alastair Matthew – accommodation

Allan Smith – baritone
Joan Busby – soprano
Barbara & David Woods – accommodation
Joyce Garland – St George’s & St Andrew’s Church, concert origination
Diana Allen – Scottish Arts Club, concert origination
David Ingram – Scottish Arts Club, Maitre D’
John McNeece – Scottish Arts Club, President
Jonas Ahrell - for travelling up to Edinburgh to support and for his smiles

Mike & Fiona Barrett – accommodation on their beautiful farm and for coming and supporting the Fortingall concert. So lovely to see you in audience x

Kate & John Coaton – accommodation and hosting a fabulously well-attended concert and glittering party. An utter joy.

Fort William:
Catherine Macdonald – concert origination and fantastic promotion, thanks for your hard work, sooooo appreciated
Margaret Cairns – accommodation
Jack Nott-Bower – for putting us in touch with Catherine
Inverlochy Hotel – donation to local MS branch