They're also happy to provide vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options.
In their early married life Liz and Gez lived for 3 years in Mexico and then 2 years in The Yemen before settling in South Oxfordshire. Liz trained as an adult nurse and developed a keen interest in palliative care. After studying this speciality she worked at a hospice for young adults in Oxford for 9 years before moving to Richmond.
When time allows, Liz continues to work with a Marie Curie team based in Durham. Gez now works with a local building company, based in Richmond, that specialises in sympathetic building restoration and some new builds.
Liz and Gez have curtailed their travelling and work in the developing world for now, but they continue to support others where possible. Guests who are walking the Coast to Coast are asked to make a financial contribution for washing their laundry, which can amount to around £800 in a season. This goes directly to charities such as Five Talents, which provides micro finance and business training to small entrepreneurs in several countries in East Africa.
Guests frequently smile at one of their other initiatives - they have twinned their guest room toilets with toilets in Guatemala, Nepal, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, through the organisation Toilet Twinning, which uses the funds it raises to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education.