So you may have heard about this little thing called Sport Relief, no? People up and down the country raising money for Comic Relief… it’s why Davina did her amazing 500 miles recently and why Nick Grimshaw will be cycling 1000 miles in a few weeks on Radio one.
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.
And in less than 24 hours it is my turn! As you can see, Team Peterborough handed over the baton on Sunday, after walking 15miles and cycling 25 miles, raising a whopping £1173.00.
We (Mr. B and I) are having a little rest today and psyching ourselves up for tomorrow when we are joining TEAM NOTTINGHAM, the group of Nottingham bloggers to do our part for the Team Honk Blogger Relay which has seen more than 200 bloggers up and down the country (with help from their friends and family) unite to do a blogger relay.
The relay started in Lands End on the 12th of January and finishes in John O Groats on the 23rd March 2014. There are 38 regional teams and the aim is to collectively raise over £20,000 for Sport Relief! You can check out the route here http://teamhonk.org/2014-blogger-relay/team-honk-2014-relay-route-and-masterplan/
We’ve literally seen all different types of transport: pushchair pushes, roller blading across the Humber, boating round Bristol, #Honkopoly around London, fancy dress, onesies, bikes, scooters, planes, hiking, rafting and mountain climbing. It has been so much fun to watch but now… it’s our turn!
Team Nottingham is split into two teams, half the team (Penny, Donna, Hannah, Emma, Jennifer, Simon, Alex, Rebecca and Sarah) joining me tomorrow, the 25th of Feb, to take the baton from Grantham to West Bridgford by bike dressed as Robin Hood and his merry (wo)men! In total it is a 30 mile trip which I have to say I am ill prepared for – wish me luck! We then hand over the baton AND costumes to some more fair maidens (Amanda, Jen, Emily and Louise) who will be walking a further 30 miles to Derby on the 26th of Feb.
You can support us (please support me, I need it!) by donating to our Regional Team page here http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/nottinghamteamhonk.
The money raised by Sport Relief goes towards helping people both here in the UK and abroad. You can read more about the kind of charities supported by Comic Relief as Penny and Jen recently went to visit a Comic Relief project http://lovechicliving.co.uk/sport-relief-money-go/
Want to join in too?
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.