Honk Honk – Team Honk Relay comes to Brum!


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Yesterday the Team Honk Relay came to the Midlands and I was really excited to be taking part in the Birmingham leg of what has been already been an absolutely brilliant event.

I had decided to dress up in 118 style comedy wig and tache along with red leggings and a sport relief t-shirt. I looked ridiculous but hey, it’s all for a good cause!


I decorated the car in Team Relief colours, posters and ribbons and drove to Sutton Coldfield to collect the #teamhonkrelay baton from team member Iona of Redpeffer.


The looks I got from other car drivers was hilarious. They double taked at me as if they couldn’t believe what I was wearing. Suppose it’s not every day you see an 80’s throwback driving a Mazda giving you the thumbs up like a nutter!

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I met Iona and her family in the pouring rain and they handed over the baton.



I drove the baton through Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Burntwood, Norton Canes and then onto Cannock where I was meeting Helen of The Crazy Kitchen and Fi of Childcare is Fun.

Once I’ve driven to the hand over point, I added some Birmingham ribbons to Mr B (the baton) and took a couple of selfies. I felt really proud of myself for taking part. You know what, it’s not about me, it’s about coming together as a team and raising money for others who aren’t as privileged as we are. I looked stupid, I looked hideous in my red leggings but hey, it was fun and I had the best time.

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To my delight I met Elmo and the Cookie Monster on a pub car park in Cannock in the driving hail and it was freezing. It was such a good laugh. I haven’t giggled like that in a long while. Dressing up for Sport Relief is good for the soul.

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There’s still time to show your support for the Birmingham team, you can donate here or you can text HONK to 70005 to donate £5 to Sport Relief.

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.


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  • Reply HELEN 16/02/2014 at 8:58 pm

    haha love those pics!!! so funny – great to meet you, you looked hilarious!!! x

  • Reply Coombemill 17/02/2014 at 11:19 am

    Lovely to see the fun outfits and the challenge contining up country. Such a great effort by everyone

  • Reply Kriss MacDonald 17/02/2014 at 1:19 pm

    I think it”s just brilliant all the team efforts for Team Honk. I’ve been watching and admiring from the other side of the pond. And what a tache! #magicmoments

  • Reply Charly Dove 17/02/2014 at 5:13 pm

    Brilliant! Well done to the Brummie team, sounds like it was a great day. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

  • Reply Jaime Oliver 18/02/2014 at 12:42 am

    What a fantastic get up!!! i love it!! that tache is a classic!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  • Reply Rebecca 18/02/2014 at 2:23 pm

    You looked so amazing! Well done!

    I love the photos.

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  • Reply Erica Price 18/02/2014 at 6:13 pm

    Loving the costumes. Great pictures. Not surprised you got some funny looks.

  • Reply adayindadslife 18/02/2014 at 7:17 pm

    Love the pics good on all of u for such good work

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