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.
on the 5th of february team honk in the form of honkopoly will be hitting the streets of london, you can read all about it here. however before the big event we thought we schould probably scope out the legs of our 15 mile route and that they are workable, and be sure of our meeting points, places where we can stop for a pee and somewhere to pick up teas & coffee.
you may or may not remember the sterling work that annie from mammasaurus, tanya from mummy barrow and penny from a residence did last year raising money for comic relief as #teamhonk as part of the 25th anniversary fund raising spectacular. they travelled to africa and live blogged & vlogged about their experience and sharing the work that comic relief carries out to help the communities in ghana. if you want to refresh your memory or read their story you can find it here and here.
i was on my way through east dulwich today, when i spotted this little beauty on a wall. isn’t he glorious. there was a calling card at the bottom any surface it said. i looked it up when i got home, and it turns out that it is a london based creative agency, which hosts a multi skilled team of artists, designers, painters and illustrators. they create bespoke artwork both commercially and privately. i don’t know who the artist is, but i’m going to find out as i love it. i think it must be the same person of what i spotted the other week too. we have a very large white wall at the front of our house, could we be brave enough? what would the neighbours say?
i know i know i haven’t given you enough warning but did you know that tomorrow is save the children’s christmas jumper day? yes i know fabulous isn’t it.
save the children are calling on all across the country to don their favourite wooly christmas knit of splendor in exchange for a £1 donation (or more) to raise money for its life saving work with children all over the world.
joining in couldn’t be simpler.
anniversaries are normally a time for celebration. a time of rejoice and happiness. this is nothing to celebrate.
the 15th march 2013 marks a two-year anniversary. two years since the start of the uprising in syria. two years in which the children of syria children have endured appalling suffering. the children’s plight is hidden within this conflict and this needs to end, it HAS to end. we all need to act quickly and we need to act NOW.