A busy couple of weeks!

Well, we have had a busy few weeks.

We have continued fundraising to cover the costs of our activities. We spent hours individually labelling clothes and jewelry, and took our supplies and cakes to the Cardiff University Students’ Union SVC Spring Market. It was a much more subdued event in comparison to the Bessimer Road Car Boot, but we managed to raise approximately £45 – it definitely is a case of every little helps!

On a rare sunny day a couple of weekends ago we also headed on a training walk in preparation for the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge on March 28th. We met on a Sunday morning with our boots on and walked up the Taf Trail to Castel Coch and back – about 13 miles round trip! Obviously, the Taf Trail is not equivalent to the mountains we are going to be climbing next weekend, but it was great to be outside and enjoying the sun, as opposed to in the pool. It’s so much more sociable too and I think we have a great team for next weekend.

Speaking of next weekend, it’s going to be a big one! We are aiming to start walking about half 4 in the morning from the base of Snowdon, followed by Cader Idris and Pen-Y-Fan last. We are really fortunate to have a dedicated driver (Dad to the rescue once again!) which means we will be travelling up through the night on Friday as the journey from Cardiff to Snowdon is not a quick one in itself! There have been arguments about the target for this one, as the general aim for groups is 12 hours walking time (not allowing for travelling) but knowing the comptetive group we have we will most likely smash it! If you know someone who is walking with us next weekend, please consider donating to our great cause – it’s so easy, either go to our fundraising page:
Or text
“GWSW98 £any amount” to 70070

We were also fortunate enough to speak about Scotty’s Little Soldiers and our challenges on a local radio station, radio Cardiff. We went into their studio in the Bay to talk to Georgina (Triple G) on her breakfast show – we were on live webcam too. If you missed it, don’t worry as we have a recording we will be putting up soon. It’s a fab set up down there, and all the presenters are volunteers too! Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us Georgina, and for letting us pick your competition winner! We really hope to keep in touch throughout the year.


Gemma, Georgina, and Sophie at the Radio Cardiff Studio

As always, thanks to the people who have helped us already, either by baking or giving us your words of wisdom, and thanks to the people who have already donated. Wish us luck for next weekend, and we will be back soon!


Fundraising at the Car Boot Sale

We were up bright and early this morning for a car boot sale on Bessimer Road, Cardiff. We had a massive sort out around the house and took a selection of old clothes and jewelry, household items, and cakes too. It was absolutely freezing but at least it stayed dry!

After much haggling (mostly on the buyers behalf as we weren’t budging on some items), we managed to raise a total of £123.28, but still have plenty left to sell at future events. After a chat with a fellow car booter we will mostly be heading for Sully Car Boot in April. The money raised will be used to cover some of the costs of our challenges this year (the triathlon was nearly £100 each!!) with any left overs at the end of the year going into the charity.

Today was a brilliant first experience for us, but we have got to say a big thank you to:

The Print Centre Cardiff for covering the costs of other printing a couple of posters to explain what we are doing,
Classic Sportswear for our polo shirts,
Matt for some gorgeous Chelsea Buns and Lemon Cakes,
Clem for the chocolate cakes and mixed berry cakes,
Andy and the team at Bessimer Road for slashing the cost of letting two cars in as it was for charity,
And lastly anyone who donated money and gave us their words of wisdom at Bessimer Road (inc a kind gentleman who donated a table for future use!).

Not long left til our swimming challenge so its back into the pool for us!

Raising our first £100

Thank you so much to the people who have already donated, we have already managed to surpass £100 for our chosen charity, having done only half a challenge, and with so many more events ahead of us. The support is fantastic, and makes it much easier to drag our bums out of bed to go and train!

So far, donors include:

  • Mum and Dad
  • Wendy Edwards
  • Allen Ross
  • Andrea and Nick
  • Timothy Campbell

Thanks for your support.

If you are feeling generous and would like to donate, simply head over to http://www.justgiving.com/14challengeswheeler2Image