Last year I loved helping and supporting three wonderful bloggers, Annie (Mammasaurus), Tanya (Mummy Barrow) and Penny (A Residence) as they embarked on their journey to Ghana and raised awareness of the Comic Relief funded projects taking place there.
Many Bloggers published Digital Postcards sent to us from #TeamHonk (it was a mammoth task and they worked so hard to send them all out for every second they were there). I love my postcard which shows Davina McCall visiting the school and Danny was proud to publish a heart warming photo showing children happily singing and dancing at the bakery while their mothers work.
Team Honk raised nearly £10,000 and immediately began to plan fun fundraising exploits for 2014. They knew that they had the support of the Blogging community and thought of ways to really include everyone who wanted to help.
This is how The 2014 Sports Relief Blogger’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Relay came about! Not only that, there is not only going to be one relay baton and just Bloggers sharing the miles between Land’s End to John O’Groats, no there are going to be HOOPS (in plural) being sent to other Bloggers in the UK and lots of other regions being included, which means we get to have The 2014 Sports Relief Blogger’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Relay Hoop here,in Wales!
On Sunday 19th January (this coming Sunday!) Rebecca from Mum of 3 Boys will be starting the Welsh leg of the relay and I am honoured and so excited to be picking up the baton (hoop!) from her at Scolton Manor, in Haverfordwest. Together we will run the Scolton Manor Dragon’s Run Mini Beasts Exercise Trail dressed in fancydress and stopping to complete each exercise challenge. As it is a mini beast trail I have decided to dress up as a ladybird!
I will then drive seven miles to Milford Haven with the baton. Local schools and organisiations are going to be offered the opportunity to take part in fun relays within school and group meetings with the Team Honk Sports Relief Baton (if you live locally and would like to join in during this week, please let me know).
The following week on Sunday 26th January, I will drive 77 miles in Fancy Dress to Margam Park, Port Talbot, where I will pass the baton to Debbie Johnson from Johnson Babies. There will be another run (phew!) and then lots of fun activities between ourselves and all the kids. From here, Debbie’s husband is going to cycle 26 miles from to Rhoose and so the hoop will continue until it joins up with all the other hoops and continues it’s route to John O’Groats.
Team Honk kicked off their challenge on Sunday 12th January at Lands End (see photos here), and the relay will see 38 teams pass the baton in a variety of fun and creative ways, finishing in John O’ Groats on Sunday 23rd March. By the end of the race over 200 participants are expected to have taken part and signed special ribbons on the Olympic themed baton (wow!) I am so proud to be helping get the Welsh hoop to John O’Groats!
This is all very exciting and I know that we will have fun along the way, amongst the blood, sweat and tears, but we really NEED YOUR HELP! Please, please sponsor Wales Team Honk, we have a target of £500 to meet and really want to show that Wales can do their bit and even beat this target if we can! Even the smallest donation can make a huge difference, so please visit the Wales giving page found here. Overall, we aim to raise £20,000. This is possible if every team reaches their target.
If you’re in the UK please come along to support us at the nearest point on our route, I would love to see supporters in Haverfordwest and at Margam Park and I know this will really spur on all the relay bloggers nationwide.
If you do take the time to Sponsor Team Wales then thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support is much appreciated by all at Team Honk and Sports Relief.
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world.
As well as my Ladybird Costume, I will also be sporting a Sports Relief 2014 Red T-shirt- these can be purchased here!
You can also donate to the overall team by text:
Text “HONK” to 70005
Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge.
£5 per text goes to Sport Relief
You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payers permission
For Full terms and conditions and more information go to