From bake sales to mountain climbs, join #TeamHonk

Today’s post is all about how you can join in with #teamhonk ‘s varied plans to fundraise for Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March 2013.

When I told my good friend J I was going to Ghana with Comic Relief she said

‘Well that’s p*****d all over my bake sale at work.’

I told her not to be daft, because all I was doing was going out there to raise awareness, while she was one of thousands of people raising a few quid, which each year adds up to millions to help people in poverty here and in the UK.

J makes flapjacks to die for, I know they’ll get snapped up. So this one’s for you J, and all the thousands of people out there who make great things happen, like:

A chance to join a mental health self support group and training to start a new business A life saving vaccine Craft skills that enabled Mercy to start her own business The Beads Lounge and achieve financial independence An education in the midst of Agbogbloshie slum The Virtuous Women’s bakery, with a nursery that means mum can earn enough money to look after her family A mobile phone rework station for Emmanuel, and a new business

Having seen all this first hand I know this year I want to join J and all the thousands of others and raise money, share where the money goes and spread the message that every little bit can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Annie and T who I travelled to Ghana with, have utterly amazing, funny ideas for fundraising, I just kept telling them all I could think of was baking cakes, having some pre-schoolers and friends over for some red nose themed fun and asking everyone to make a donation. Always a winner in my book.

My message to day is join team honk, let’s put our collective fundraising energies together and make some noise! Big or small every bit counts. Mummy Barrow is announcing her plans later in the week and more and more people are signing up by the minute.

Annie has since convinced me to climb Snowdon superhero style with frilly pants over my leggings, if you fancy joining us please shout! I just peeked at the team page and we have some recruits and sponsors already!

If you can’t do it fully understood, but do consider sponsoring us, or cooking up your own fundraising antics. My message here is loud and clear, every little helps. You can:Join Team Honk or Join Team Honk Snowdon

Later in the week I am hoping to collect together lots of fundraising ideas, so if you have any fundraising ideas, big or small, that might inspire others, please let me know about them!

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  • Reply Nell

    Will get my thinking cap on! I’m not up to climbing Snowdon, but I’ll keep an ear out for the other Team Honk activities…..

    12/02/2013 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Ellie

    So gutted its the 2nd as I have parties booked in so can’t join you guys. My parents gave a holiday place on Anglesey and snowdonia is amazing. I will be donating though and have a great time 🙂

    12/02/2013 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply rightfromthestart

    Sorry I can’t be there, I would love to have joined you, we are getting really into climbing.
    I am doing a 10 mile trail run on 3rd maybe I could raise some sponsorship.
    good luck and have fun xx

    14/02/2013 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Gorgeous images Penny, I especially love the one of the handsome boy peering over the wall, gorgeous smiling eyes.
    Well, whilst you were away, we decided to get together any bit and bobs together and have a stall at the minifolk market, I hope we make lots for the #TeamHonk fund

    19/02/2013 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Suzanne

    These pictures are stunning Penny – the one of the little boy peering over the wall just encapsulates it all for me….what incredibl work has been done out there. Just amazing! Go #TeamHonk!

    20/02/2013 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Your friend J

    I finally read it. Thanks for the shout out. Better get me pinny on now xx

    28/02/2013 at 7:33 am
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