Thursday, 22 March 2012

Busy Busy Busy!

Bloomin' heck - we've been busy bees recently.

We had another epic car boot sale adventure - we were going to the Aiport Car Boot at Leeds Bradford airport, but it turned out it was cancelled (after we'd got up at 6:30am on a Sunday) we went for an epic breakfast at a local greasy spoon - £1.50, with a brew. Noms!

...and eventually found our way to the Otley Car Boot.

We raised a stonking £110.46 - and returned home with a near-empty car. No idea where that 46p came from though...

Time to find more stuff to sell. Thanks again to everyone who has donated items for us to sell so far - you're all fantastic!

Sophie also held a miniature bake sale in the Engineering Department at the University of Liverpool this week - raising another £76.10 selling delicious (even if she does say so herself) cupcakes.

We've now also got a Youtube channel - we'll be posting videos of our outdoor training, our trips to Dover and our other vaguely interesting exploits. Check it out here.

Our first video is Sophie's somewhat impromptu outdoor swim (hence why she's wearing her pants and bra) in Wales a few weeks ago. The water was about 7 degrees, which seemed to bother Phurba less than it did Sophie! Brrr!

We've also got lots of exciting fundraising events coming up - check out our 'Upcoming Events' page to find out more.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Team Hoodies are here!

Our amazing team hoodies have arrived - don't they look fantastic?! We are definitely going to be the best dressed team at the first training session in Dover.

David from our team created the design - I love the seal's little smiley face.  Hopefully we'll all still be smiling like that when we finish our swim!

We do now have one very grumpy dog though...

Thanks go to Caroline and Meg at Supply Our Society - if you're looking for hoodies then they're your girls!

We've also received more generous donations from Andrew, Hannah & Tim and Becky - thank you, you lovely people!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Guest Bloggin'

We were asked by Kirsty, the Communications Manager (and Facebook supremo) over at Aspire, to write a guest post on their blog - and here it is!

Good stuff!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Car Booty!

Our 2012 fundraising has well and truly begun! So far we've attended successful car boots sales in Otley and Port Sunlight, and tried another couple in Liverpool and Birkenhead with limited success: they were cancelled!

However, we've been encouraged so far (having raised another £89), and are busy collecting plenty more booty for when the sun comes out and the fairs get busier!

And a huge thank you (many huge thank yous, in fact!) to all the lovely people who have donated - Sam, Oliver, Maria and Ingrid, Professor Hon, Jenny (good luck to you & Nat in Tanzania), Mark and Linda! Your donations have spurred us on to training like madwomen - thank you!

Training is going well - Sarah managed a mammoth 6400m IN ONE GO, and Sophie has been going to a Masters swim class where Lucy and Ryan have been putting her through her paces.  We're hoping to get back to swimming in the great outdoors really soon...brrr!