I’m part of Team Honk

I’m part of Team Honk

If you’re a blogger, you may well already have heard of Team Honk, but there are probably still people around who haven’t. And that just won’t do now, will it?

Team Honk 2014 blogger Relay

So here is a quick guide to the phenomenon that is taking over TwitterFacebook and Pinterest timelines right now.

#TeamHonk was born when two fantastic bloggers, Annie Spratt from Mammasaurus and Tanya Barrow from Mummy Barrow contacted Comic Relief in 2012 to discuss blogger fundraising. As a result these two ladies and Penny Alexander from The Alexander Residence were invited to fly to Ghana to live blog and tweet the charity’s 25th birthday celebrations. But these three ladies aren’t the blogger success stories they are from just writing an account of their experiences there. Instead they gave each blogger that had signed up to write a post as part of what was now known as Team Honk, a unique digital postcard from one of the four projects they visited. This culminated in more than two hundred and fifty posts linking up at Team Honk’s site – by far the biggest number of posts ever seen by a charity parent blogging campaign.

On their return, Team Honk vowed to continue their work and their next challenge was to climb Mount Snowdon. Twenty bloggers made the peak and raised £10,000 between them. Once other, smaller fundraising projects were added in, the total soon climbed to £20,000!

Team Honk relay map

The next step was to join up with Sport Relief in 2014 and this is where the Team Honk Relay came into being. The Blogger Relay Challenge involves over 200 parent bloggers, with their friends and families in 38 regional teams, as they take turns to pass the baton from Land’s End to John O’ Groats between 12 January and 23 March. The aim is to raise over £20,000 for Sport Relief. Just about every mode of transport imaginable is going to be used from pushchair pushes, roller blading across the Humber, boating round Bristol, #Honkopoly around London, fancy dress, onesies, bikes, scooters, planes, hiking, rafting and mountain climbing.

The baton is now on its way across the country and I am very excited to announce that I am going to be a part of it.

#TeamHonk Dover Little Tikes

I am joining up with Bex from The Mummy Adventure to take the baton from Dover to Gravesend. We will be collecting it from the world famous Dover Castle on Wednesday 22 January and will bring it back to Thanet to take our children on a three mile Little Tikes Toddle in Cozy Coupes along the seafront from Ramsgate to Broadstairs before whisking it on its way to Gravesend for the next leg of its journey.

And we need your help. It would be fantastic to make the journey from Dover to Thanet or from Thanet to Gravesend more spectacular, more imaginative. So if you have a boat, a jetski, a bus or a business that can help, please get in touch. We need photo opportunities, refreshments en route and lots and lots of local support. We will be tweeting as we go, posting on our blogs, Facebook and Instagram and these will also be shared by the Sport Relief and Team Honk social media accounts, with a massive UK reach. There is also a Thank You page on the official Team Honk website which we can add your details to for additional promotion.

And if you can’t help in some way, you can of course DONATE! We have a Dover Team fundraising page here: http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/doverteamhonk or you can Text HONK to 70005 to easily donate £5 to Sport Relief.

Alternatively, why not take part in the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games which 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.

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18 comments on “I’m part of Team Honk
  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    For a second I thought you wee going in those little toy cars 🙂 best of luck on your leg, amazing charity!!

  2. MummyTries says:

    A great cause! All the best for next Weds #MagicMoments

  3. Mummy Barrow says:

    Woohoooooo Go Dover!!!

    This is brilliant, thanks so much for your support and for getting involved. Exciting, isnt it?!

    • I love being part of Team Honk – I really wanted to get involved last year when I saw all of your inspiring posts, tweets, etc but didn’t feel confident enough to join in as a blogger. Now though, nothing will stop me! Thanks for making this possible!

  4. Coombemill says:

    Another exciting leg of the journey to come. Will look out for your stint and wish you all the very best for it. We had such a great time for the kick off yesterday.

  5. Lovely to do something for others. #MagicMoments

  6. WallyMummy says:

    Such a fab cause and brilliant effort by bloggers! Can’t wait to follow the action (via twitter, not running along side you all… lol) xx #magicmoments

  7. Jaime Oliver says:

    What a super idea .. i can just see those coupes tooling down the sea front .. i love it!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    p.s cant wait to follow your leg of the relay 🙂

  8. Mammasaurus says:

    Wicked! Oh you’ll all look so very cool walking along together – I cannot wait to see a photo of you all now.

    Thanks ever so much for joining Team Honk and for being such a jolly great person x

  9. PinkOddy says:

    I love all the crazy inventive ways people thought to travel – well done.

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