I am incredibly honoured that Sport Relief have asked me to become an ambassador for the Sport Relief Games. I received their call last week and as a family, we have sprung into action and cannot wait to raise some money for this vital cause, along with hopefully inspiring others (you guys) to join in with the games yourselves.

I hope you guys can help.

If you’re not already aware of the Sport Relief Games, the nation is being encouraged to walk, run, swim or cycle themselves PROUD at tonnes of events on the 20th March 2016.

The Games will be taking place at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Norwich and Sheffield – and with hundreds of local events across the UK, I hope you can join me.

Together with my family, I will be walking for 3 miles at the Sheffield Sport Relief Games. I considered 6 but wasn’t sure my 3 year old could hack more than 3!

You can fund my own sponsorship page HERE (pretty please).

A big high five and thank you!

high five

These Sports Games flagship events promise to be EPIC family days out and once you’ve done your bit, you can enjoy entertainment and activities across all the various venues too.

To find an event in your local area and sign-up please visit sportrelief.com

Here is what is on offer:

  • All disciplines are available across a variety of distances for both solo and team participants including:

Sport Relief Mile

o   1 mile (walk or run)

o   3 miles (walk or run)

o   6 miles (walk or run)


Sport Relief Cycle

o   Family Cycle: A 3-mile ride providing the perfect chance for keen cyclists of all ages to saddle up with family and friends.

o   25 miles (solo cycle)

o   50 miles (solo cycle)

o   SimplyCycle: Create your own sponsored cycle, pick your own distance and time and participate either with individually or with friends and family.


Sport Relief Swimathon

o   1.5k (solo or team swim)

o   2.5k (solo swim)

o   5k (solo or team swim)

o   SimplySwim: Set your own distance and time and swim solo or with friends and family

You can also host your own fundraising events and buy the t-shirts you see us in, wristbands, headbands and more to help pledge your support.

Where does the fundraising money go?

By raising cash this Sport Relief, you will help people living incredibly tough lives.

Half of all the money raised by the public for Sport Relief is used to make a difference, right here at home in the UK. The other half is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.

  • Just 20p could buy malaria medication for a child in Africa
  • £5 could buy textbooks for a child living in a Bangladeshi slum, helping them to get an education
  • £10 could enable an isolated person with dementia in the UK to attend a weekly support group
  • £30 could send a young person in the UK affected by gang violence on a sports training programme for a month to increase their confidence and help them make positive choices

I’am going to be sharing our sponsored walk on the blog as well as making some vlogs of our experience, so you can follow my family and I on our fundraising journey.

charity mother and son

I will also be visiting STEP (Supporting The Elderly People) in Leeds, a project which will be directly supported through Sport Relief.

STEP helps over 60s live independent, secure and content lives in their own homes by offering support and advice such as help with concerns over money and house upkeep, involving them in social events and importantly companionship.

Check back on the blog soon to read and watch my posts and vlogs.

Please, please, please consider signing up for the games yourself (it promises to be a fun day for all the family) and of course, I’d really appreciate you considering sponsoring me.

Your support will make a HUGE difference to so many.



Please do share the details on Sport Relief, blog about your own involvement fundraising and follow @sportrelief on twitter for updates.

My twitter handle is @honestmummy and to keep track of all the Sport Relief tweets, the hashtag is #SR16.

Thank you guys!


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52 Responses

  1. Debbie

    Hi Vicky, I think that Sports Relief is a fun way to raise awareness and funds for good causes across the globe. All the causes mentioned are worthy, but I like the sound of STEPS, as helping older people who need help manage in their own homes must be a great relief to those people.

    It’s fantastic that your whole family is getting involved with raising money for Sports Relief and I hope you are all fit and well for the occasion.


    • Honest Mum

      Thank you Debbie, I can’t wait to share more about my visit, an incredible charity. We can’t wait for our sponsored walk now 🙂 x

  2. Rainbowsaretoobeautiful

    This is great and super you are onboard. We saw the t shirts on sale in Sainsburys this week but I wasn’t sure what we could do. Then I saw SimplySwim and thought we might manage that. Thanks got spreading the word!

  3. Silly Mummy

    So awesome that you’re an ambassador for this – I love Comic & Sport Relief. Brilliant cause and event. & you’re doing yours in my home town Sheffield, though I have emigrated (not entirely willingly) to the South now! #briliantblogposts

  4. The DADventurer (Dave)

    Hahahaha love the video – what do they say, don’t work with kids or animals. Looks like Xander is both! Good luck with the walk and great choice to be an ambassador 🙂

  5. Sarah HP

    Feeling inspired to sign my family up will check if there are any events near me. My boys are obsessed with being dogs at the moment the licking is making me insane!

  6. becca farrelly

    How great is that?! What a great reason to get up and go for it! I love walking for various charities so I will have to see where our nearest event is! 🙂


  7. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby

    Well done to you and your family for such a wonderful campaign! I think I’ll be looking out for any sport relief activity nearby so I can get involve too. Love your video, find your little boy so funny! #brillblogposts

  8. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    Sounds like fun! My daughter’s school are doing a few events for Sports Relief – she told me today she wants to wear a football kit to school on the day. Of course she doesn’t have one, so something else to go out and buy!

  9. @adadcalledspen

    Superb! My 10 year old stepdaughter is swimming a mile for Sport Relief and has already raised £250! She’s been wanting to do it for 2 years, since I did the Team Honk relay involving a flotilla of mobility scooters. I’m impressed as I can’t even swim 100 metres but her dedication to this, and her raising money, is exemplary, as is your wish and will to do so. Bravo!

    • Honest Mum

      That’s wonderful to read Spencer, so amazing to get our kids involved, raising money for charity. Thanks for your comment.

  10. John Adams

    Best of luck fundraising. I’m sure you’ll do the walk with ease! Couldn’t think of a better ambassador! Thanks for hosting #BrillaintBlogPosts. Off to read some other posts now.

  11. Andreea

    You’re awesome for doing this. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun. I’m running a half marathon on the 20th of March, I didn’t know about the Sports Relief event at the time of registration. Maybe next year.

  12. Amanda

    Amazing that you guys are doing this – you are so awesome 🙂 Sport is so important (she says whilst procrastinating starting her work out by reading blog posts and this is a brilliant cause). I’m going to look into getting involved. xx

  13. Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes

    Great campaign, and love all the events. My youngest turns 2 on the 20th March so we have plans. I’m not sure sponsored cake eating ties in with Sport Relief! Will be making a donation. Gorgeous photos as always. #brilliantblogposts

    • Honest Mum

      You can still raise money lovely from anywhere in the world, shame you can’t make the actual events. Lots of inspiration on their site here: http://www.sportrelief.com/

  14. International Elf Service

    You are so brilliant for doing this – we’re signing up for a 3 mile one as we don’t think the youngest can manage more either! It could be total chaos but it will definitely be fun!

  15. Ebabee

    Fabulous cause and what an adorable video – loved Xander being a dog – hilarious! Good luck and will be cheering you on xx

  16. Elle

    This is the most amazing gig lovely, you should feel SO proud. I definitely need to get involved in the games, such an incredible cause!


    • Honest Mum

      Thanks darling, wonderful cause and so honoured they asked me to be an ambassador. Hope you can sign up to the London Games, much love xx

    • Honest Mum

      Oh whoops will go and edit that, thank you! It is also being held at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. I hope you can take part xx

  17. Mirka Moore @Fitness4Mamas @Kahanka

    Soooooo proud of you and your family! You know I am all about sport and have been supporting many charities for so many years via both my blogs. Well done!!! Excited about hearing more about your 3 mile family walk! @Fitness4mamas @Kahanka


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