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.

Team Honk Relay

So, along with fellow Team Chelmsford blogger Mary Key (, I was interviewed by Ian Wyatt live on the radio to urge the county to get behind our mission to raise £500 for our leg of the journey.

Listen to our full interview here… Team Honk Relay


Mary and I – with Michelle Garrett ( – will carry the Team Honk baton from Chelmsford to Southwold, on the Suffolk coast, as it makes its 300-mile journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.


More than 200 bloggers in 38 regional teams are involved in the antics, culminating on Sport Relief weekend, March 23, with the aim of raising £20,000.

Team Honk Relay

For the Chelmsford leg on Monday January 27, we are holding a coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, between 10am and 11am and inviting as many people as possible to pop in and show their support, eat cake, do some networking and donate some pennies to Team Chelmsford!


At 11am, we will be jumping in American Michelle’s car and taking a US-style road trip up to Southwold, stopping along the way to take touristy snapshots, collect money and blog about our journey! Thanks to wedding venues Leez Priory ( and Rivenhall Hotel ( for inviting us to make a collection stop with them along the way.


If you’d like us to make a stop at your venue or place of business along the A12/A14 route to collect donations, comment here or email me at We will obviously recognise your involvement in our reports.


As a wedding blogger, I thought it would be fun to dress the part…so, huge thanks to Adore Brides ( and Poppies Designer Flowers (, both in Chelmsford, for helping me out – look out for photos on the day!


If you want to get involved by Tweeting your support, use the hashtag #teamhonkrelay


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.

To make a donation to Team Chelmsford, click here…


Or simply text HONK to 70005 to donate £5 to Sport Relief.


Other ways to support this year’s Sport Relief…

The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday March 21 to Sunday March 23. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at more than 1,000 venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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  1. Katy Hill says:

    You ladies ROCK! And SO bizarre for me since my career started in THAT studio at BBC Essex! I used to answer the phones in the little phone booth off it! Wow – worlds collide! Be sure you don’t hover for too long in Southwold – my folks live there and I have to resist the temptation to hang around now I’ve heard Johnny Depp has a place there! 😉 x

    • Kelly Robertson says:

      Oh wow, really? Was fab to see how it all works, was so so nervous though! Looking forward to a trip to pretty Southwold 🙂

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