We came, we saw, we HONKED!
London was not ready as Honkopoly took to the streets last week, on a Monopoly-themed charity fun walk (and jog, and scoot, and buggy push) to raise money for Sport Relief, part of the epic #teamhonkrelay.
It was like we’d caught the capital unawares, on a day when tube strikes and yellow weather warnings were in effect (despite a sunny start).
Undeterred, our group of 25-odd bloggers trudged around the Monopoly board at various points from Vauxhall to Fleet in a flurry of red Sports Relief onesies and t-shirts, moustaches and monocles, tutus, top hats and tails.
My Scottie dog outfit – hat with ears, fluffy gilet and furry legwarmers – was somewhat upstaged by one of the cutest little Scottie pups I’ve ever seen. It’s a dog eat dog world, as they say.
We walked, we Tweeted, we got kissed by horses.
We handed out fliers to strangers (many of whom looked a bit weirded out by the hairy ladies in hats).
Mr Monopoly came to meet us at Waterloo.
We were thrilled to hear that #Honkopoly was trending on Twitter and that we’d pretty much obliterated our fundraising target of £500.
And here’s why I’m so proud to have taken part:
So utterly blown away that in four weeks bloggers have come together and raised £16,000 for @sportrelief So many lives will be changed. (T)
— Team Honk (@Team_Honk) February 10, 2014
THANK YOU to all of those who supported us along the way. Massive props to those who carried the baton to Fleet! The Team Honk relay from Land’s End to John O’Groats is still going strong and you can follow their progress on Twitter with #teamhonkrelay and @Team_Honk
There’s still plenty of time to donate to #Honkopoly and help raise life-changing money for people in the UK and abroad. Text HONK to 70005 or visit the Sport Relief giving page. Even £1 makes a difference. Go on, I’m wagging my tail for you!
Watch #Honkopoly live in action as filmed by the fabulous Alex Robinson for 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.
Photos 1, 2 and 5 by Julia Boggio
Photo 3 by Jennifer Howze