I guess we are all aware of the Team Honk relay race in the blogger community, but were you aware that Davina McCall is attempting to run, swim and cycle over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London, entirely under her own steam? Do you know that she cycled 90 miles today? I have to say I wasn’t until I saw her pulled out of the water at windermere after attempting to swim in the frigid waters. Davina’s challenge is all about girl power. She is going to to go through hell and back in order to raise money for Sport Relief. You can keep up to date with her challenge on more »
My sister in law Debbie works tirelessly for her local community Dormanstown, which is an extremely deprived area of Teesside. She is the founder of The Ladies of Steel a charitable group that focus on the local community including providing a youth club for 8 to 15 year olds, a youth dance troop, in addition to family galas and regular children’s parties for Christmas and Easter. The ladies of Steel were awarded the honour of Voluntary group of the year 2010 by the Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency. Debbie does all this whilst managing The corus sports & social centre.
You can not really have missed the fact that this Friday is Children in Need. Children in Need is one of the charities we support as a family and the boys are always keen to make their own contribution, as are we.
This year they will be showing their spots for Pudsey on Friday by wearing spots to school and taking in £1 each, plus we have been challenged by Baking Mad to bake for children in need and they will donate £10 to them in exchange for our bakes, so we will be doing this on Thursday for MadDad to take to work on Friday and sell.
At the end of August 3 influential UK mummy bloggers will be heading to Bangladesh with Save the Children to see first hand the work they do first hand. Sian, Mummy-Tips and on twitter @mummytips Josie, Sleep is for the Weak and on twitter @porridgebrain Eva, Nixdminx and on twitter @nixdminx Every year almost 9 million children under the age of five die, most of them from preventable illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria. Why are they going to Bangladesh? At the end of September Nick Clegg will be at the UN Summit in New York. Ten years ago world leaders set targets, called Millennium Development Goals , to reduce poverty, hunger and disease. By going more »
My wonderful talented and very clever friend Abi from Bub’s Bears and Mutterings from the moor decided to start a raffle for one of her fantastic bears in aid of Cancer Research The response has been overwhelming and she is well on her way to reaching her target of £200, but offers of more prizes have been flooding in, so below is a selection of what else you could win. Prudence the chicken made by Claire A Book of weird and wonderful short stories by Abi’s husband A Tea Cosy from Kelly Beautiful handmade cards from Al A stunning cushion by Amber An amazing reversible adults apron from Julie more »