Highlights: Looking Back

At Team Honk HQ we are already discussing plans for Comic Relief 2015, but it’s always good to look back isn’t it? Here are some of the many highlights from this years massive community effort, followed by a few words from each of us.

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And finally a few words from three very grateful ladies…

Change happens when lots of people come together with the same aim. There’s no ‘I’ in team, but lots of tea. To all who made Team Honk a success and helped to change lives of the world’s most disadvantaged – Thank YOU, your actions got noticed and nominated, and reached the final and that means even more change! - Penny

Team Honk and all that we have achieved is one of my proudest achievements. And when I say “we” that is not just referring to myself, Annie and Penny. We truly could not have raised done this without the support of every blogging network; every blogger who wrote a post; every tweet; every £1 you asked to be donated; every mile covered on the Relay. To have been nominated and now made the finalists list for the BiBs is something that makes me incredibly proud and I thank every single one of you who voted for us to get this far. Thank you. – Tanya

We all knew that the blogging community is a great place but the Team Honk relay really did bring online acquaintances, friends old and new together for a great cause – what an amazing privilege to be part of. Thank you form the bottom of my heart. - Annie

A very Team Honk Tiara

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We are so chuffed to report that lovely jeweller and friend of Team Honk, Emma Mitchell has made a stunning tiara which is being auctioned at present on eBay, with all proceeds being donated to Sport Relief via the Team Honk giving page.

Emma made this beautiful tiara using fine silver, antique freshwater pearls and teeny tiny real diamond beads. It was inspired by the Spring hellebores growing in her cottage garden. Emma makes her nature-inspired fine silver jewellery in a shed at the bottom of her garden. Her designs have been featured in Country Living magazine, on design blogs, in Kirstie Allsopp’s book ‘craft’ and she has several celebrity customers. She lives in a tiny pink cottage on the edge of the Fens and is a fan of otters and hand knitted cardigans…. 

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Thank yous, medals and an incredible surprise!

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We have some incredible news, but first things first!

It is amazing how much a medal means when you hit the end of a challenge. Having run in a Sport Relief Games 6 and one Mile – which I can heartily recommend for the atmosphere and family fun – and got a shiny medal, I feel very guilty we didn’t think of medals for all those who took part in #teamhonkrelay – next year maybe we can have proper ones?

In the meantime, we made cut out and keep medals.  All you need is scissors, glue, ribbon and some stiff card to put in the middle.

KIDS, you need to make these for your Mum for Mother’s Day, or for your Dad just because!

Huge thanks to all those who took part in #teamhonkrelay, all those who sponsored, and all those who supported those who took part – practically, emotionally and socially.

We THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

You are incredible -your creativity, stamina and drive has blown us away.

You’ve created #lastingchange in the world. Be proud!

Now for the final surprise…

We have one last lovely surprise, Tiger Feet Party,  the children’s and adults’ party company, always donate to a good cause each year. We are so pleased to announce, that having watched your antics they have come forward with the amazing news that they have chosen to make Sport Relief, via #teamhonkrelay, their focus for donations this year. We are delighted to share that Tiger Feet Party are donating an incredible £4,000, which brings our total over the £30,000 mark we had secretly hoped and dreamed of all along.

LOOK AT THAT TOTAL! Incredible eh? They are @TigerFeetParty on Twitter, do say hello.

Well done you!

xxx

Photos of #teamhonkrelay Wales – Sainsburys Sport Relief Official Games and Zumba Flash mob!

Wales never really stopped doing things for Sport Relief, the whole time the relay was going on, they just kept getting more ideas!

At 10.30 on Sunday 23rd March nearly 40 Team Honk fanatics knocked the socks of the 120+ participants of the Sport Relief Mile by wowing them with a Zumba Flash Mob and act as the long distance motivation squad for those at John O’Groats (you know like the Haka War Dance in rugby…) Debbie and family also did the Sainsburys’ Sport Relief Games Official Mile!

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