Race for Life 10k (and some new Brooks trainers)

On Sunday I joined with thousands of other women from the area to take part in the Lincoln Race for Life at the Showground. I’d signed up earlier in the year to take part in the 10km fundraising event to do my bit for Cancer Research UK and also to encourage myself to go out

My Million to One – A Dream for A Dream

Alana Hurd wants to build a home for abandoned disabled children in Southern Africa. She was asked to help whilst volunteering in the area and so approached a couple of local charities in the area and they agreed to help by adopting the children and providing them a home on the proviso that Alana found money every

The Graham Homes Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Unless you are very new to Splodz Blogz you will know all about the Graham Homes Memorial Ride. I didn’t post much about on it here because I set up a special blog to document the challenge properly, but I realise that it has been remiss of me not to share any of my thoughts

A Very Important Motorcycle Ride

Tomorrow I go on a very important motorcycle ride. I will be riding my F650GS alongside LincsGeek, Veronica, Edward, Rick and Paul, approximately 2,000 miles around Great Britain in memory of my father-in-law. The Graham Homes Memorial Motorcycle Ride is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. I have not scheduled any

The Graham Homes Memorial Ride

The Graham Homes Memorial Ride will be 2,000+ miles of Great British roads over a week at the end of May 2013, raising money for two cancer charities. It will be our biking tribute to Graham, my father in law, recreating something of our John O’Groats to Land’s End trip in 2009, while hopefully making

My Moonwalk Bra

With less than a week to go, it was about time I got myself properly organised for the Moonwalk and decorated the all important bra. The whole point of this event is to raise money for Breast Cancer charities after all, and the way we do that is by walking a marathon through London in

Walk the Walk London MoonWalk

It is now less than four weeks til I join thousands of other women (and some men) to take part in this year’s Walk the Walk London MoonWalk. This is a marathon power walk through the centre of London in the middle of the night. Not only is it a marathon, and so a massive

Walk the Walk – MoonWalk London 2012

It’s about time I did another fundraising challenge, and so this morning I signed up for the Walk the Walk MoonWalk in London. My mantra is “it’s all about the journey” – and this challenge will mean the journey is key – a marathon walk through London overnight.  This is all to raise money for Walk

Scout Jamboree Gets Underway

Last year I blogged about a friend’s daughter who was going to to the World Scout Jamboree. Doesn’t time fly?  Sabrina has been working really hard over the last 18 months to raise enough money to take part in this event, and she’s done it (of course!) – she left yesterday for the massive gathering

Fundraising Ideas

I’m in the process of doing an update to my Things to Do list following a fantastic 2010 of ticking things off and adding new things on (blog update to come in a few days on that one).  But it got me thinking… each year I try and do a big charity fundraising activity… what

Children in Need

I love an excuse for a fun Friday… and what better reason than for charity? Today is of course Children in Need day here in the UK – people all over the country doing fun things to raise money. At work we had a Pyjama Party and a cake sale – so I wore my

Walking in Memory

For a while now a friend of mine has been planning and fundraising for a massive personal challenge to raise money for charity – Colette is going to do the Saraha Stomp in November. The Childrens Adventure Farm Trust raise money to give sick, terminally ill and disadvantaged children a holiday. Colette recently wrote a