Our crazy #teamhonkrelay day for Sport Relief 2014

Team Honk 2014 blogger Relay

Bit late writing this post up! Wanted to get it up last Monday but didn’t get round to it as I was ill and wanted to link it up with my favourite Monday linky’s so here it is today instead :)

My initial post can be found here where I have written more specifically about how the relay worked and the idea behind it

The Hemal Hempstead / St.Albans lot (us) had our day to shine as part of the amazing, fabulous, super duper Team Honk Relay team on Tuesday 4th February (almost two weeks ago).

And what a fun filled morning it turned out to be, but not without it’s hiccups!

Myself and three other ladies, Afra from Mad Mum of 7, Mary from My Model Mummy and Claire from Laid Back Mum of 4 decided we were going to cycle from Hemel Hempstead to St. Albans. When I say cycle, I mean cycle, drive and trolley dash! Cycling alone would’ve covered about 6 miles…. a fair stretch for an unfit bunch! We would’ve done it but another blogger had to pull out due to work commitments on the day so our connection from bikes to car was lost and due to a few ailments the decision was taken out of our hands! We decided to get there any which way we could!!!!

We arranged to meet at Radio Dacorum’s offices where Mary and Afra are presenters so we could go live on air to shout about what we would be getting up to that day, and to drum up some support and donations!

We dressed up in pyjamas for the relay! From left to right: Afra, Claire, Me and Mary!!  Don't we look gorg!

We dressed up in pyjamas for the relay, just to make it funny! From left to right: Afra, Claire, Me and Mary!! Don’t we look gorg!

My lovely Sport Relief T-Shirt... so members of the public didn't think we were random nutters - we were dressed like this for a reason!

My lovely Sport Relief T-Shirt… so members of the public didn’t think we were random nutters – we were dressed like this for a reason!

Another member of our little team was Paul from I’m Well Confused who was brilliant at organising us and our route, he was also going to be amazing and cycle the WHOLE way… over 10 miles.

The amazing Paul who cycled over 10 miles

Paul at Dacorums office, just about to set off dressed as Charlie Brown!!

We cycled, drove and trolley dashed what seemed like forever to hand the baton over to the Mayor of St.Albans at a local school, where some of the children had waited patiently to make a baton swapping train down to the rest of the St.Albans bloggers!

sport relief

Us four climbing the last slope to get to the school…. worn out but check out that big grin on Mary’s face!

It's Me!! Handing the baton over the St.Albans Mayor! I was knackered and so glad to see her :)

It’s Me!! Handing the baton over the St.Albans Mayor! I was knackered and so glad to see her :)

Here she is with the Baton heading off to meet the other St.Albans bloggers who scooted, ran and caught the train to hand the baton over to the London leg! The Mayor was pretty amazing I have to say

We had the best laugh, honestly, on our journey….

Team Honk

Afra in a trolley lol

Pulling another trolley with  some of our supplies...

Pulling another trolley with some of our supplies…

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves, we giggled non stop… it was a great experience, a chance to get together and really make a difference by raising lots of money for Comic Relief.

On the day, we raised over £800. The team target for the whole of the UK relay was £20000 and so far, collectively, we are at £18750, with a fair few teams to go so hopefully we will not only meet but smash that target.

You can still donate….

http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/stalbansteamhonk

You can also donate via your mobile phone, simply text: Text HONK to 70005 and donate £5 to Sport Relief .

We thank you in advance.

Some of the other St.Albans gang, including Actually Mummy in a Buzz Lightyear outfit!

Some of the other St.Albans gang, including Actually Mummy in a Buzz Lightyear outfit!

When it was all over we treated ourselves to this slap up meal…

sport relief picnic

This went down well I can tell you!

Why not check out this cool video made by the lovely people at Radio Dacorum :)

 

                                

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. That last pic is the best ever. Chips and fizz. A winning combo.

    Thanks so much for your involvement and all your support

  2. Well done you! Didn’t recognise you with the bunches. A job well done #magicmoments

  3. Wow £800 on the day. That’s fab! Well done. Looks like you had an amazing day. Love the chips and fizzy….well deserved!

    • Mummy Endeavours says:

      Ooh I didn’t mean £800 on the day, I’ve written that wrong I can see that… Will change! I meant over £800 was raised by us overall!!! x

  4. Well done girls for raising such an impressive amount – fab costumes for a great cause. #MagicMoments

  5. Fantastic, what a great job you did and looks like you had so much fun. I think doing it in Pj’s is an awesome idea, at least you can just collapse into bed after ;) xx

  6. honey what an utterly fantastic day it looked like you had!! i so loved your outfits!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xxxx

  7. Wow it sounds like you had the most brilliant day and you looked awesome! I’m sure it was hard work but it’s always great to see that you had fun too, just wonderful. Thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

  8. Well done on the relay! Great post and video- it will go into the March BritMums Video Roundup!

  9. Very well done to you all

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