you may or may not remember that a while back i posted about this years crazy team honk tube challenge. well whilst checking the final timings for our planned route we discovered that on monday 14th, there were planned works at some stations which meant the challenge was not achievable. this may have put a dampener on the full challenge but we were determined to complete a full challenge and not fail before we had even started, so we worked quick sharp on planning a plan b.
oh yeah that’s right, your eyes do not deceive you, there is indeed the word TUBE in the title of this post, closely followed by the word CHALLENGE and i can confirm that both words have been written by me.
confused already? well let me tell you all about it.
you may or may not remember that last year i spent over 5 hours walking around london with a whole bunch of blogging buddies, following the iconic locations on the world-famous monopoly board. we even met mr monopoly! do you remember? team honks london team, aka honkopoly? if not, please refresh your minds here, here and also HERE!
over the last few days penny, annie and tanya from team honk have been helping comic relief raise awareness and vital funds by visiting projects in tanzania, highlighting where #lastingchange is improving not just one person’s life but impacting on whole communities. these projects have helped women get jobs, start businesses and most importantly secure a future for their families and communities.
the gatsby trust trains and mentors women, helping them to get their business off the ground. it can be anything from soap making to textiles. over the last three years comic relief has awarded the gatsby trust a grant of £264,959 so that the trust can continue helping women in very challenging environments to change their lives.
well well well, what a day. jet lagged, daunted, belly laughs, tiring, surreal, emotional, cold, wet and very windy, but 15 miles later we made it. read about the full route here.
we started early at the comic relief headquarters, where we met with the sports relief team for some photos and a very quick interview. take a peak at the video they made below.
the morning was bright and sunny and we were rather hoping that it might stay that way all day long. however this was not to be, it rained, and it was very windy, but actually it didn’t dampen our spirits in any way what so ever as we marched our way through the streets of london.