Jamie Webb, Operations Director at Kingston Cleaning Services (KCS), along with KCS Window Cleaning Supervisor Shaun Price, are set to undertake a gruelling walk from Newcastle to Hull. The walk, scheduled for the 22nd of May 2024, aims to raise awareness and support for the charity One Punch Hull, an organisation close to the heart of the team, especially Shaun who was a victim of a one punch attack four years ago.

Shaun’s ordeal left him with multiple facial fractures after an unprovoked attack during a Christmas night out. The incident highlighted the lack of support for victims outside immediate family and friends, a situation One Punch Hull seeks to address. Founded by Steve and Debbie, who tragically lost their son to a similar assault, the charity aims to raise awareness about the devastating impact of one punch attacks which can alter lives in an instant.

Determined to turn their pain into a force for change, Steve and Debbie have been actively engaging with schools, colleges, construction companies, and offices to share their story and educate on the consequences of such violent actions. They recently inaugurated a support hub at the Hull Kingston Rovers stadium, providing a place for victims like Shaun to discuss and cope with the aftermath of their experiences.

The walk from Newcastle to Hull will cover significant ground, passing through various towns including:

  • Newcastle to Peterlee: 22 Miles
  • Peterlee to Stokesley: 26 Miles
  • Stokesley to Pickering: 26 Miles
  • Pickering to Driffield: 25 Miles
  • Driffield to Hull: 20 Miles

KCS encourages businesses to support their journey, whether through donations for essential supplies or stopovers during the walk. Contributions can be made to One Punch Hull through the following fundraising link: Support One Punch Hull.

Members of the public are also invited to join any stage of the walk. To participate, interested individuals can contact Jamie via email at jamie.webb@kcshull.co.uk or phone the KCS offices on 01482 648737.