In Memory of Mike Hanney

I was lucky enough to know Mike Hanney for many years, as one of my clients and friends.

I was constantly amazed by all he achieved, and how we worked the puzzle of his health together with many others, to see what else was possible with his kidneys, digestion, mobility and so much more. He challenged my knowledge and it was a true privilege to have known him.

I smile when I think of planning his trips to Vietnam and how much he loved it there. Truly incredible if you knew his physical ‘challenges’ what he made possible. Huge respect.

The work he did for Gympanzees was life enhancing for so many. I went to visit him in action there, in his element making a true difference to many, many peoples lives and their families, like so many within this team.

Last year I nominated him for BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero for South West, he didn’t want to tell anyone but I can now share! I used some of the info from a blog he wrote for Energised.

He didn’t win, and we had planned to go in 2020 and I would enter him again with more work for Gympanzees done. He said going to the live show would make his year, sadly it won’t happen but I will watch this year in his memory and be motivated to make a bigger difference.

Mike always came to my Make your Life Brilliant workshops and Energised meet ups, inspiring many in the group, becoming friends and encouraging them to think outside of their limitations and live now, with the tools in the sessions.

He was coming to our Energised drinks at The White Horse in Westbury on Trym. We remembered Mike and took donations for Gympanzees of £145. 

So Mike, I hope you’re whizzing around above us in peace and freedom. Thank you for being you. For my magic ring from Vietnam, truly special and for your constant support, complex challenges for me as a coach and crazy ideas… what if we could do this…, of course you can Mike, as so he would.

Huge respect Mike, and love, peace and strength to your family, all who knew you and were touched by your inspirational life, and kindness.  

If you would like any help in 2020, come and join our Transform your 2020 Workshop on the 4th Jan, there are 8 spaces left.