Monday, 10 March 2014

I must be Honking mad!

I am sure many of  you are thinking I have definitely lost the plot for lots of different reasons, but if I was to say that I will be crossing the Forth Road Bridge in tartan and then white water rafting the River Tay in March, I am pretty sure you will think I have totally taken leave of my senses.

Well if I say its all for charity, does that improve things?

Have you heard of Sport Relief? Of course you have! 
Have you heard of the Team Honk Relay? Maybe not. Allow me to explain. 

  • The Team Honk Blogger Relay started in Lands End on the 12th January 2014 and finishes in John O Groats on the 23rd March 2014. The idea is to harness the power of social media and the relay consists of bloggers from one end of the country to the other.
  • #teamhonkrelay involves over 200 bloggers, their friends and families in a route that zig zags up the UK taking in 38 regional teams.
  • In terms of modes of transport, you name it we have thought of it: pushchair pushes, roller blading across the Humber, boating round Bristol, #Honkopoly around London, fancy dress, onesies, bikes, scooters, planes, hiking, rafting and mountain climbing.
  • As the relay approaches Scotland, I'm beginning to get a bit nervous. The efforts of loads of bloggers in England and Wales has so far raised a mighty 22,499 before even getting to Scotland. We will really have to do our bit to raise as much as possible in our part of the world.
Next week, Fionoutdoors will pick up the baton at the border and cycle it to Edinburgh. The baton will then travel over the forth road bridge in style (think tartan, think onesies, think scooters, think....actually maybe time to stop thinking!) with me and a gang of bloggers including Ellen from In a bundance, Donna from Mummy central and on to Aberfeldy for some white water rafting (in March!!) before heading up a Munro and finishing up tired, but elated in John 'Groats on Sunday 23rd March.

Please sponsor me by clicking here to go to the Scottish Honkers fundraising page 

If you need any  more convincing.  Here's what your money will do:
  • £1 could provide a hot meal for a child in the UK living in extreme poverty.
  • £5 could pay for a mosquito net to protect a mother and her baby in Africa from contracting malaria while they sleep.
  • £10 could enable an older person in the UK who just lost someone they love to attend a group activity.
  • £25 could run a sports session for disabled children in the UK, giving them the chance to play with other young people.
  • £100 could feed 200 children living on the streets in India for one day.
  • £300 could provide a water point in the slums of Tanzania, giving hundreds of families access to safe, clean water.
  • £500 could provide six months of support for a young person in the UK with mental health issues.

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