Helen Skelton’s Polar Challenge Sport Relief

January 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I’m always amazed when I hear some of the things which people do in the name of charity, even more so when people push the limits to the absolute extreme.  There seems to be no stopping Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton whose latest exhibition – Helen’s Polar Challenge– is just extraordinary.

The small but mighty presenter successfully kayaked the length of the River Amazon (2010 miles) for Sport Relief in 2010, becoming the world record holder for longest solo kayak journey in history. Then in 2011 she tightrope walked 150 meters between Battersea Power Station in a bid to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Helen-Skelton

Not content with her already incredible achievements- she is well and truly becoming a sporting success in her own right- Helen is now conquering the Antarctic on her quest to reach the South Pole.

To get there she has to travel a total of 500 miles in just 20 days. Up against some of the world’s toughest terrain and sub-zero temperatures Helen has chosen to travel predominately by bike (she’ll also use ski and kite when necessary). The bicycle method is considered extremely unconventional but with purpose built equipment Helen is confident her plan will pull through.

Helen Skelton south pole bike

Having spent Christmas training Helen officially began her journey yesterday morning (delayed by one day due to poor weather conditions) and has been, and will continue to keep an online blog diary documenting her journey, including sore feet and unenviable blisters.  

I’ve read all about her journey so far and will be doing so daily with my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly for Helen and her team. It’s an incredible challenge, which is not only for a fantastic cause but proof that with hard work and determination anything can be possible.

Good luck Helen!

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Record Breaking Comic Relief!

March 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Comic Relief Record Breaking 74 million raised

A huge thank you to everyone who filled out our Bath-Knight Comic Relief survey and help to contribute to Comic Relief’s record breaking fundraising figure of £74 million!

Red Nose Day 2011!

March 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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What a great delight that Radio One DJ Chris Moyles and his companion ‘Comedy’ Dave have endured their on air radio challenge and become new world record holders.

comic releif red nose day desert trek radio one chris moylesThe pair have successfully managed to stay on the airways for a massive 52 hours and are now the proud owners of the title ‘Radio Endurance Marathon’ record holders.

Listeners have urged Chris and Dave on throughout their challenge and raised an enormous £2.4 million, which will go straight to Comic Relief!

Last night, charity supports tuned in to watch the Comic Relief Desert Trek, which saw a host of celebrities including Lorraine Kelly, Dermot O’Leary fellow Radio one DJ Scott Mills and Radio 4 presenter Peter White trek 100 km across the Kaisut Desert in North Kenya.

The trek saw the celebrities endure blistering heat, physical stress and sore feet!  The celebrities meet African natives throughout the trip; many became a driving force of motivation for the trekkers who are raising money for Comic Relief and specially blind awareness.

Throughout the trip the famous faces got to see where the fundraising money really goes. It was fantastic, and quite emotional to see a blind man get his precious sight back with a simple and cheap operation with immediate results!

Here at Bath-Knight we are hosting a Pajamas Day, entering jokes into the Babybel Cheesy Smile All Round campaign and encouraging everyone to take part in our funny bath themed survey, where we will donate to Comic Relief for every completed survey.

From all here at Bath-Knight, have a wonderful Red Nose Day and most importantly get donating!

Comic Relief Bath Survey

March 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Bath-Knight Comic Relief Survey: http://www.bath-knight.co.uk/charity_pages/comic%20relief%20questions.html

Comic Relief here in the UK

March 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Den & Audrey get help from Alzheimers Soceity in Bradford

For many Comic Relief is an amazing charity which provides crucial help, support and the foundations to build a healthy life for people living in poverty all over Africa.

Many forget that the money which is raised by ‘doing something funny for money’ also funds organisations here in the UK, which have an enormous impact on the well-being of people across the country.

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Stuart has been getting emotion support at a Grimsby drop in centre for 13 years

At home Comic Relief works with countless organisations and charities which provide a wide variety of services.

It is great to see that elderly people here in the UK are getting long term help from funds which are raised by Comic Relief. The official Comic Relief website is a great source of information offering stories of real people who have benefited from Comic Relief’s help.

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James recieve support from The Scottish Dementia Working Group

The website documents the help and support which is provided for elderly people here in the UK. Many have different problems and reasons for needing help. Ranging from depression to dementia to the fear of having to leave a loved one and move into a care home.

It is thrilling to see so much local help is available as well as being encouraging to see that your money is helping all over the world.

Comic Relief: Highest Stand Up Comedy Gig ever!

March 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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True to form Comic Relief 2011 is using comedy to raise money and push the boundaries. The weekend saw today’s most popular comedians Dara O Briain, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson break a world record whilst also making us laugh.

The three comedians, who along with British Airways are now the record holders for hosting the highest stand-up comedy gig in the world. Dara o brian Jack Whitehall jon Richardson Smile High Club Comic Relief Red nose day

Jack Whitehall joked that the Comic Relief special performance was unique for more reasons that one, as it’s ‘the only gig where people can’t walk out.’
The ‘Smile High Club’ performed in front of an aircraft audience made up of prize winners at 35,000ft. Smashing world records!

Daily Mail: Comedians set a new world record

Comic Relief charity singles throughout the years

March 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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In the big run up to Comic Relief there are lots of fun frolics happening. We’ve just heard Britain’s favourite TV duo Ant and Dec are gate crashing TV and radio shows collecting memorabilia from each show, which will be auctioned on Friday’s Red Nose Day.

To get in the Comic Relief spirit of things here is a list of chart topping Comic Relief singles from different years. Many have brought back some great memories of previous Red Nose Day’s and nearly all have made the team here at Bath-Knight giggle.

We’ve picked our favourite- “Living Doll” Cliff Richard and The Young Ones

Cheesy Smiles All Round Babybel jokes for Comic Relief

March 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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It’s Red Nose Day on Friday, which of course means finding funny ways to raise money for a wonderful charity.

Comic Relief is paring up with lots of different organisations this year from Sainsbury’s, T.K Maxx and Oxfam to get as many people involved as possible. Comic Relief 2011 introduces Babybel who are joining Comic Relief to create some great laughs.

Red Nose Day Cheesy smiles all round

By quite simply submitting your favourite joke to the Babybel’s ‘Cheesy Smiles All Round’ campaign. The cheese company famous for its round red packaging will donate 10p per joke to Comic Relief.

Here at Bath-Knight we are all taking part and registering a joke to the campaign; helping to raise money for Red Nose Day and get people laughing.

So if you have a joke to share which will make someone smile, chuckle or even cry with laughter go to the Cheesy Smiles All Round and get involved. It’s so easy and your wit really will be making a difference.

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