This year begins possibly the biggest blogging challenge yet. Team Honk are mobilising 150 or so bloggers across the UK for Sports Relief, to move in whatever form from Lands End to John O Groats. All over the country bloggers have been facebooking, tweeting and instagramming plans under the well organised Team Honk leaders. This all takes place from today to March. You can donate here and even help name the travelling batton and give all at once for your chance to win some Hi Tech Trainers.
Our involvement began back at Coombe Mill as Pippa was on route from Lands End. Farmer Nick hitched up the trailer with the quad bike inside for the boys; and I organised the dressing up with Jed and I as farm animals, Farmer Nick as himself in his farm finest and Guy as our chief Train Driver, a role he is very proud of.
From Coombe Mill we were off to Fraddon to meet Jackie Murray and collect our baton. We just had our order in at Mcdonalds as Jackie spotted the unlikely crew that had to be Coombe Mill in Fancy Dress! Time for a quick hello and photo as they boys gobbled their lunch.
The rain came down as the boys zoomed their quad bike from the trailer and joyfully tore around the car park with their baton flying high and Nick and I in hot pursuit!
Back on the road and tweeting away with the all important hashtag #TeamHonkRelay. OK I screwed up and forgot my specs, I think there were a few versions of the hashtag from me as we speed as fast as we dare with the quad bike in tow. In the end we were 25 minutes late to meet Lara Trewin at Camelford.
Zoe Corkhill and her family were there to greet us too. More quad bike action and photos followed in the now growing drizzle, but we were all in high spirits for a great cause. A soggy baton, t-shirts and the wonderful Lands End Sign from Pippa passed between us and our leg was over bar the journey home. Lara and her team set off north by bike racing against time and the weather.
I am thrilled to have been a small part of such a wonderful event. Go Team Honk and all who are taking part over the next 3 months. Such amazing support for a great event.
Want to help?
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. 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.
An offer from Nick and I
We are offering you a £25 discount for EVERY new booking from fellow Honkers made on line for Coombe Mill Farm Holidays. We will also match our discount to you with a further £25 for Sports Relief. Simply add #TeamHonkRelay to your booking.
This offer applies to bookings made between now and the end of the relay in March for holidays taken from now until 20th September 2014.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.