Archive for Charity

Charity: Granting the last wishes of poorly brides and grooms

Every wedding is emotional. For many, their big day is tinged with sadness with death and illness meaning not every loved one can attend. But, for some, the pain and struggle is firsthand as they battle their own troubles to make it down the aisle.


Thankfully, there are charities which exist purely to help these couples to have the wedding day of their dreams.

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Take a look at these wedding charities and see if you can help to make a bride and groom’s dreams come true by donating your time, products or services…

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Poppies Designer Flowers blog about ARBG!

I spend all my time writing about the wonderful people, products and services I come across. So, today to read a blog post which is all about me is a somewhat strange – yet wonderful – experience!

My friends over at Poppies Designer Flowers ( generously donated a bouquet to me earlier this year as I took part in the Sport Relief Team Honk Relay. You may remember, I joined forces with bloggers The American Resident ( and Keynko ( to carry the baton from Chelmsford, in Essex, to Southwold, in Suffolk.

Marion over at Poppies has written a blog about her involvement in our mission. Have a read here…

Huge thanks, once again, to Poppies for getting involved AND for the lovely blog post!

Charity: Great publicity secured for Sport Relief Team Honk Relay!

Team Honk Relay As one third of Team Chelmsford, I’m delighted with the great publicity we secured for our part in the Sport Relief Team Honk Relay. Not only was I interviewed on BBC Essex radio (Listen to BBC Essex interview), but an article, written by me, has appeared in two local newspapers – the Essex Chronicle and Dunmow Broadcast – and on online news channel About My Area.


As a result of this and the social media coverage the three of us achieved – Michelle Garrett ( and Mary Key ( – we also managed to raise almost £500 for Sport Relief! Thanks so much if you donated!

Team Honk Relay

If you would still like to donate, take a look at the articles attached.

Team Honk Relay in Dunmow Broadcast

Charity – Team Honk Relay…done!

So, the Team Honk Relay baton has been and gone – and what a great experience it has been! Along with Michelle Garrett ( and Mary Key (, we rose to the challenge of taking the Sport Relief baton from Chelmsford, Essex, to Southwold, Suffolk, as it makes its way from Lands End to John O’Groats.

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Charity: My Team Honk Relay interview on BBC Essex radio!

I survived! Despite being an experienced journalist, I have never been on the radio. So, when I was invited in to the studio of BBC Essex to promote the Team Honk Relay for Sport Relief, I was a little nervous, to say the least. But, with our big day looming on Monday January 27, I had no option but to leap at the chance to promote the baton relay, which I am taking part in as Team Chelmsford.

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